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Everyday, the normal act of walking puts stress on your feet and ankles. Running, playing sports, and performing other physical movements can sometimes result in sprains or fractures.
At Dignity Health, our foot and ankle doctors work closely with orthopedic specialists to provide comprehensive care for a wide array mild and severe injuries.
If you sprain your ankle or experience a fracture, the first and obvious symptom is pain. Along with discomfort, symptoms of a sprained ankle or fracture include:
To learn more about how we diagnose and treat fractures and ankle sprains in Arizona, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health. Our providers offer advanced care with humankindness.
Mild foot and ankle sprains and fractures can happen from normal daily use. Specifically, a sprain occurs when the ankle or foot is forcefully moved out of a normal position. This can cause one or more ligaments to stretch and partially or completely tear.
Other causes may include:
The health care experts at Dignity Health in Arizona are dedicated to offering the very latest care to treat and manage a wide range of foot and ankle injuries.
Visit one of our hospitals to experience excellence in orthopedic treatment:
Milder sprains may be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Over-the-counter pain medicine can help with discomfort.
For more severe fractures and sprains, treatment may involve a splint, cast, or brace to help limit movement during the healing process. In addition, your doctor may recommend keeping weight off the affected foot. If there are broken bones, surgery may be needed to reset them. Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles in the ankle and foot.
Prevention methods include supportive footwear and warming up and cooling down when participating in sports and other physical activities.
Orthopedic doctors at Dignity Health specialize in offering effective treatment for foot and ankle fractures and sprains in Arizona.