If your foot lands incorrectly while walking or running and you feel a sharp, sudden pain, you pay have sprained your ankle.
If you can, stop what you are doing and inspect the joint for swelling and bruising. You may still be able to put weight on the ankle and walk around, though it will probably by painful to do so. If the pain is too severe to stand, don’t try—seek immediate medical assistance.
An ankle sprain involves the straining or tearing of the ligaments that support the joint and can result in chronic ankle weakness if not treated properly. If you suspect that you have a sprain, don’t wait and allow the problem a chance to worsen. Contact the experts at Total Foot & Ankle for an appointment.