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When Should You Visit an Ankle Clinic for a Sprained Ankle?

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It’s a common injury to have missed your step and accidentally rolled your ankle. This can be painful, and the worst-case scenario is it’s likely sprained. Sprained ankles are typically treated at home. However, there comes a point when you should go to an ankle clinic for your sprained ankle. Here are the top signs that you should visit an ankle clinic for your sprained ankle.

When Should You Visit an Ankle Clinic for a Sprained Ankle?

  • Sudden Pain -You’ll likely feel pain when you sprain or roll your ankle. However, if you start getting sharp pain that isn’t caused by someone squeezing or touching it, then you should seek an ankle clinic to assess your pain.
  • Increased Swelling & Bruising – If you feel like the swelling and/or bruising in your ankle is getting out of hand and getting progressively worse, you should visit an ankle clinic right away. A medical professional will be able to determine if your ankle is a severe sprain and if it will need above average treatment.
  • Feeling Pins & Needles in Your Foot/ Loss of Feeling – If you begin to feel like there are pins and needles in your foot or ankle, almost like you lost feeling or your foot fell asleep, you should visit an ankle clinic right away. This indicates poor circulation and lack of blood flow.
  • You Can’t Put Weight on It – It’s not uncommon to feel pain when you put weight on your foot after spraining your ankle. However, this pain should only last a few days. If you find that you can’t put weight on your ankle after several days or more than a week, seek medical attention to assess what is going on.

We hope these signs will help you determine if you need to go to an ankle clinic for your sprained ankle. If you have any questions regarding sprained ankles, and the services we provide, please contact us at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic today!