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Russell Wilson Suffers Sprained Ankle

Monday, 10 October 2016 14:27

foot injuryQuarterback Russell Wilson suffered a right ankle sprain during the third quarter of the Seahawks’ Week 1, during the game against the Miami Dolphins. According to Wilson, “he hasn’t had any swelling in the ankle and will be ‘ready to roll.” Wilson has been examined by doctors and his trainers, spotted in a walking boot in early September.

Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our doctors from Suffolk Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will assist you with all of 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 feel free to contact our office located in East Patchogue, Riverhead, and Medford, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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