Winter Ankle Injuries

During the winter months there is an increase in ankle injuries due to slipping on ice and participation in winter sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.

The podiatrists of Fenton Foot Care and Brighton Family Foot Care wish to remind persons with ankle injuries to make sure they take the injuries seriously and avoid further complications by getting swift, proper treatment.

 

There are four key reasons why an ankle sprain should be promptly evaluated and treated by your podiatrist:

  • An untreated ankle sprain may lead to chronic ankle instability, a condition marked by persistent discomfort and a “giving way” of the ankle. Weakness in the leg may also develop.
  • A more severe ankle injury may have occurred along with the sprain. This might include a serious bone fracture that, if left untreated, could lead to complications.
  • An ankle sprain may be accompanied by a foot injury that causes discomfort but has gone unnoticed thus far.
  • Rehabilitation of a sprained ankle needs to begin right away. If rehabilitation is delayed, the injury may be less likely to heal properly.

Be safe this winter season!