Here at the office of expert Paramus foot doctor, Dr. Henry Slomowitz, one of the most common services that we offer is the treatment of ankle sprains. Many of us experience an ankle sprain at one point or another, and they can happen for a number of reasons. In fact, 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day—so if it happens to you, you are in good company! A sprained ankle can occur while playing sports, or even just stepping onto an uneven surface. In some cases, you will feel a slight pain that will go away quickly, but in other cases the symptoms are more severe—including swelling, longer-lasting pain, difficulty standing up or walking comfortably, and in some cases—the dreaded “pop” noise as the injury happens. Sometimes, it is hard to tell if you sprained or broke your ankle, and so that is when you should visit our Paramus foot doctor for an x-ray so that we can make sure. You should especially seek treatment from Dr. Slomowitz if the injury is keeping you form standing or walking comfortably. When you visit our Paramus foot doctor, we will ask you basic questions to get a better handle on your injury—such as what you were doing when the injury occurred, what your symptoms are, etc. If it is an ankle sprain, you will likely not need any surgical procedures, and rather our Paramus foot doctor will help you rehabilitate your ankle with much less invasive means. For most ankle sprains, the RICE treatment plan is sufficient to promote excellent healing—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate. Make sure to keep off your injured ankle for a sufficient amount of time, ice it as directed, compress it to keep it immobilized and to bring the swelling down, and keep it elevated.
If you would like to learn more about the many ways our Paramus foot doctor can be of service to you, we highly recommend that you visit Dr. Henry Slomowitz’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here at Dr. Slomowitz’s office directly. You can reach us either by phone or online.