The symptoms of a sprained ankle could be:
- Restricted range of motion in the angles
- Being unable to shift body weight on the injured foot
An ankle sprain is an injury that occurs in your ankles, when you twist, turn or roll your ankles at awkward angles. The bones of ankles are held together using a ligament and the injury damages these ligaments. If you have a sprained ankle, your ankle ligaments would have been moved beyond their normal range of motion. Usually, sprained ankles are associated with tearing of ligaments in the outer edges of the ankle.
For injuries of lesser magnitude, over-the-counter medication may be sufficient. But depending on the extent of damages caused, it is always suggested that you consult a doctor for a thorough medical examination. If a grave injury is left untreated, an ankle sprain might lead to chronic pain, chronic ankle instability or arthritis in the ankle.
These are some tips to prevent ankle sprains:
Your orthopedic doctor at Medanta may use different treatment modes to treat a sprained ankle, depending on the extent of damages caused...
Your orthopedic doctor at Medanta may use different treatment modes to treat a sprained ankle, depending on the extent of damages caused.
If the injury is simple and damages are not much, your doctor would prescribe over-the-counter painkillers to relieve the pain of an ankle sprain.
As it is painful to shift weight on a sprained ankle, your doctor might recommend the usage of crutches or removable splints until the time of complete recovery.
After the ligaments in the ankle are healed completely, you can avail the services of a professional physical therapist. The therapist will teach you exercises to gradually regain strength and regain the range of motion in your ankles. Balance and stability training are important to cure ankle sprains, because the ankle muscles work together to support the joints in your feet. If exercising or sports were the cause of your ankle sprain, do consult your doctor before you resume your physical activities. It might be suggested that you wear ankle-braces or wraps, to protect it from further damages.
If you have a complicated case of ankle sprain or if other methods of cure do not seem to cause changes in your ligaments, you might be referred to a musculoskeletal specialist for evaluation. Until the healing process is complete, you might have to wear casting or walking boots to immobilize the joints. If the damages are severe, especially in professional sportspersons, surgery might be required to repair the damaged ligaments.
If you have a swollen ankle or a painful ankle after a minor injury, consult your doctor. If the pain and swelling are severe, it might also be a fracture.
We love to hear about our doctors, facilities
and your treatment at Medanta.
The User agrees and acknowledges that the User has read, understood and accepts the terms and conditions contained in the brochure provided with the Device (“Device”) with respect to its usage, operations, return / replacement and warranty policy.
The User hereby agrees and acknowledges that the Device (hardware and software) used in the provision
of services by Medanta is being provided on “as is” and “as available” basis through Alivecor India Private
Limited. Neither does Medanta endorse or promote the Device in any manner nor will Medanta be liable
for any claims, representations or warranties, whether express or implied as to the safety, reliability,
durability and performance of the device.
The services once availed cannot be cancelled except in cases where the User requests to cancel the service on the day of purchase in which case, full amount of service fees shall be refunded to the User provided that the Device has not been unboxed.
Before the expiry of service duration, the User can extend the services by availing various program options. For the said purposes, the User can call our helpline number +91 124 4141414 or visit www.medanta.org. The extended program availed by the User shall be activated automatically on expiry of existing program of services.
In cases where the User has opted for availing the Services through rented Device, a refundable deposit amount of ₹ 5,000 (“Deposit Amount”) shall be applicable and paid by the User. The refund of Deposit Amount shall be subject to return of the Device in working and undamaged condition. Refund of Deposit Amount shall be made through the same mode of payment as that of purchase in cases where the User personally visits the Medanta for returning the Device. If the User opts to return the Device through post, Deposit Amount shall be refunded electronically thorough NEFT or Bank transfer by Medanta within seven (7) working days of receipt of the Device and receipt of scanned image/copy of the ‘Cancelled Cheque’ of the User’s bank account.
Upon expiry of the services (either in terms of number of ECG or duration of the program) availed by the
User, the Device has to be returned within ten (10) days failing which the Deposit Amount shall be
Please note that the ECG pack or Refundable Device deposit are non-transferable from one patient to another.