You love living an active lifestyle. Even if you don’t play sports professionally, you still enjoy taking the occasional walk or running a 5k for charity. Whatever the case, you depend on healthy, sturdy feet and ankles to keep you moving.
So, when you have an ankle sprain, you want fast and effective relief so you can return to your favorite hobbies and activities. Turn to Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois. Our skilled podiatrists can provide you with the ankle sprain treatment you need.
Take Advantage of Our Expertise
Since 2001, we have provided foot and ankle pain relief to patients in Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas. We treat the following ankle and sprain issues:
- Ankle pain
- Ankle instability
You can sprain your ankle in a number of ways. Typically, the ankle bones twist unnaturally and cause the surrounding ligaments to stretch and tear. If you’ve sprained your ankle, you should use the following treatment tips:
- Rest and elevate your ankle. Use soft pillows to prop your foot up; raising your ankle can reduce swelling and help your ankle heal faster.
- Apply ice to the affected area. This step also reduces swelling, but it also reduces any bruising around the area.
- Use compression to stabilize your ankle until it heals. An ankle wrap works well for minor sprains, but if possible, you should use a sturdier brace to make healing easier.
- Some sprains may require surgery, depending on how severe the sprain is. Talk to your podiatrist to learn more about this treatment option.
Contact Us Today
Visit a podiatrist for further treatment recommendations. If the methods above don’t relieve your pain and reduce any swelling, you may need more in-depth treatment to heal properly. To schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists, call our location nearest you. You may also fill out our online form to request an appointment.
Whether you live in Chicago, IL or elsewhere in the area, you’ll find treatment and relief as you work with our podiatrists.