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Ankle Sprain

Integrated Spine And Pain Care

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Farmingdale, NY, Deer Park, NY & Long Island, NY

A single misstep or poorly landed jump may lead to an ankle sprain. Though most ankle sprains are mild injuries, proper medical treatment is essential to prevent a chronic problem. Board-certified interventional pain medicine specialist Mikael Sarij, MD, at Integrated Spine And Pain Care in Farmingdale, Deer Park, and Long Island, New York, takes a holistic approach to care and offers state-of-the-art treatment to heal your ankle sprain and help you get back to your active lifestyle. For expert care of your ankle sprain, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Ankle Sprain Q&A

What is an ankle sprain?

Ankle sprains occur when you overstretch the ligaments that connect the bones that make up your ankle joint. Ankle sprains are very common and may occur during a fall or walking on an uneven surface. 

The severity of your ankle sprain may vary from mild to severe. However, not getting the right care for your ankle sprain may worsen the damage and cause chronic ankle instability.

Dr. Sarij specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains and offers a range of innovative treatments to support healing and alleviate pain. 

What are ankle sprain symptoms?

Ankle sprain symptoms may vary depending on the severity of your sprain. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Ankle instability
  • Inability to place weight on your ankle

With a ligament tear, you may hear or feel a “pop” during your fall or misstep.

What are ankle sprain grades?

When you come in to see Dr. Sarij at Integrated Spine And Pain Care for your ankle sprain, he conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the grade of your ankle sprain or the severity of your ligament strain. 

Ankle sprain grades include:

Grade 1 sprain

A grade 1 sprain is a mild ankle sprain with slightly stretched and minimally torn ligaments. 

Grade 2 sprain

With a grade 2 ankle sprain, you have a partially torn ligament. This is a moderate ankle sprain.

Grade 3 sprain

A grade 3 sprain is the most severe ankle sprain. If you have a grade 3 ankle sprain, you have a completely torn ligament.

How is an ankle sprain treated?

Dr. Sarij develops individualized treatment plans for ankle sprains based on the severity of the injury, your overall health, and your usual activities. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Ankle immobilization
  • Personalized exercise program
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell therapy

Though rare, if your ankle sprain fails to improve with conservative treatments, Dr. Sarij may refer you to a surgical specialist. 

To schedule a consultation at Integrated Spine And Pain Care to get help with your ankle sprain, call the office or book an appointment online today.