Can an Ankle Injury Threaten your CAREER??
October 9, 2013
Ankle injuries are very common in the sports world news. Just like this past weekend with Jaguars LT, Luke Joeckel, and race car driver Dario Franchitti, both suffered ankle fractures. Much more commonly you will see ankle sprains rather than ankle fractures. The most common cause of ankle sprains is when the ankle rolls outward and the foot goes inward. This causes the ligaments on the outside of the ankle to stretch and sometimes tear. Treatment can range from foot and ankle taping to ankle braces. For more severe sprains and fractures, depending on the severity, cast immobilization and/or surgery are the treatment options. Your Podiatrist is well versed in treating any of your ankle injuries.