An Ankle Sprain is the most common foot and ankle injury for children and adults alike. A sprain is usually caused by the twisting of your ankle and can happen during high impact activities like running or basketball or by simply stepping off a curb. Regardless of how it happens, great force is exerted on the ankle ligaments.
In many case, yes you should! Because ankle sprains are so common, they are too often neglected or under-treated, which has led to alarming increase in people needlessly suffering long term pain, instability, and what could have been totally avoidable surgeries.
University Foot and Ankle Institute has taken a special interest in treating and rehabilitating ankle sprains and chronic ankle instability. Our physicians evaluate the ankle during your initial visit, looking for stability and abnormal rotation. This helps identify if any ligaments are injured and to what extent. Muscle testing is also performed to assess weakness or injury.