Get Immediate Treatment for a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are a common injury, and one of the most frequent reasons that patients come to Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM for help. Common causes of sprained ankles include tripping, falling, and athletic injuries.

A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments that support the joint are stretched or torn. This typically occurs on the outside of the ankle joint. Sprains can range in injury from mild to severe, and treatment varies accordingly. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include swelling, discomfort when standing or walking, and bruising.

If you are concerned that you have sprained your ankle, the first thing you should do is apply ice to minimize symptoms. The sooner your sprained ankle is treated, the better! Prompt treatment will reduce the severity of and duration of your injury.

The next step is to call your foot doctor. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is a medical specialist and the most qualified doctor to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs.

Your visit with your podiatrist will begin with a thorough examination, and might include imaging tests such as x-rays to help your doctor arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Assuming that a sprained ankle is, in fact, the source of your discomfort, treatment options might include:

Surgery is only required in the most severe of cases, in which the ligaments are completely torn.

Are you concerned about a sprained ankle, or anything else related to the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs? Schedule a visit in our comfortable, state-of-the-art Chicago office today. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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