Should I see a doctor about my ankle sprain?

Man With Sprained Ankle

It is strongly recommended that you visit a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist) after any ankle sprain, and avoid putting weight on the affected foot in the meantime.

Ankle sprains are significant injuries that lead to severe consequences if not treated and rehabilitated promptly and properly. Complications can include:

  • Failure of the ligaments to fully heal
  • Increased likelihood of re-injury
  • Development of chronic pain and arthritis
  • Development of chronic wobbliness and instability in the ankle joint

Furthermore, your ankle sprain may occur alongside other injuries, including fractures, that may also need treatment.

If you twist or sprain your ankle, please contact one of the many offices of the Northwest Extremity Specialists today.