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By Mid-Michigan Foot & Ankle Center
October 04, 2017
Category: ankle pain

People all over the world experience traumatic incidents that can cause severe injuries every day. It is often nerve-wracking and can be life changing. These traumas can occur from something as large as a motor vehicle accident to as small as a soccer injury. Our feet and ankles can also suffer from traumatic injuries. These injuries are often due to high risk activities such as sports. Sometimes they can be from overuse and repetitive pressure. These situations can range from mild to severe and are reasons to see a podiatrist right away. There are two very common types of traumatic ankle injuries, specifically in children.

  1. Ankle Sprains – Ankle sprains tend to be very rare in children. Children have ligaments that are stronger than their growth plate when they are young. When an injury occurs, the growth plate is usually the first thing to be injured in the ankle. The ligaments are so strong at this time that they resist the injury and hold strong. In adult, it is more likely that the ligament would be injured first because it is not as strong as the bones around it. If a child does manage to have a sprain then they usually need a cast on their affected ankle. This is because when the ligaments heal, there is a chance that they could lengthen. If a ligament grows too large while healing, it can cause a long-term disability and render the child nearly immobile.
  2. Ankle Fractures – If a child receives an ankle fracture, it is likely that it is located in the growth plate of the shin bones. These fractures are very easy to acquire. The simple act of twisting the ankle is enough force to cause an ankle sprain. In contrast, if an adult were to twist their ankle, it is likely that they would only sprain it. This is because an adult ankle is much stronger than that of a child’s and it has fully developed. If a child has a fracture, surgery is not normally needed to treat the fracture unless the growth plate is not healing normally.

Have you experienced a traumatic ankle injury? Did your child twist their ankle and now you are worried that there may be damage than you originally anticipated? It is time to call Mid-Michigan Foot & Ankle Center located in Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan. Dr. Andrew H. Cohen will help treat you or your child’s traumatic ankle injury in the most technologically advanced and professional manner. Call 989-790-8009 or make an appointment online today. Your health should be your priority.

By contactus@mid-michiganfootandankle.com
November 07, 2016

Anthony Davis provided an update on his ankle injury in early October, stating that he was rehabbing his injury. “It’s steady improving every day and I’m trying to figure out what I can and cannot do and then go from there. When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, I’ll be back on the floor. We’re constantly checking on it every day,” he said. The Pelicans announced that Davis’s Grade 2 ankle injury sprain recovery could be as long as 2 weeks.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Ankle SprainSheldon Day of the Notre Dame made a return to the game after being benched as a result of a sprained ankle. Day, who injured his ankle during a game against Purdue, attempted to heal from his injury as quickly as possible.

Time on the bench caused Day to miss games against Michigan, Oklahoma, and Arizona. However, Day feels that his rest and recovery period has given his injury enough time to heal. “I feel like it’s just a nice little process,” Day said. “You never know where the process ends up or how long the process will take. But at the end of the day, it’s all about feeling your best.”

Ankle sprains can be painful but are easily treated. If you have a sprained ankle, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can diagnose your problem and provide you with the best treatment options available.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains, while not as severe as a broken ankle, are still a serious injury that needs immediate attention. They can lead to limited mobility and a significant amount of pain, and are often characterized by swelling and sometimes discoloration of the skin. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments are stretched beyond their limits, and even though this can happen in other places, such as the wrist, the ankles are the most common place for a sprain.

Ankle sprains can occur in many different ways, even just by simply walking. They happen when the ankle rolls over itself or twists under the foot, causing the ankle and tendon to snap or pop. Athletes who continually push their bodies to the limits are often at risk, as are people who have previously suffered accidents involving the lower extremities.

Even though most of these cases are mild, a severe ankle sprain can occur which will require professional, medical care. A sprain that causes a tear in the ligament or damage to the muscles is severe enough to warrant surgery and keep you off your feet for a prolonged period of time.

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