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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
If I have an ankle sprain, should I just "walk it off"?

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An ankle injury may be a sprain, where the ligaments or tendons around the ankle are torn or stretched, or it may be more serious such as a fracture.  A sprain, or soft tissue injury, may swell up and become bruised, and you may be unable to walk.  If you cannot weight bear, then the best thing to do is to immobilize it with an ACE wrap, ice the area, and make an appointment to have it checked. You want to make sure that it may not be a broken bone or chip fracture, which may need more long term treatment.   If you have an ankle injury, make an appointment with PPFAC and our doctors will be able to examine your ankle, take digital x rays, and determine the appropriate treatment for the injury.