A sprain is an injury that affects ligaments, which are the fibrous tissue that connects bones. A strain is an injury to muscles or their connecting tendons. The most common location for a strain or sprain is the ankle. Anyone can sustain an ankle sprain or strain. It can happen during sports or by simply turning your ankle over while walking. Full Range Spine & Ortho provides ankle sprains and strains treatment at our clinic in Los Angeles.
Both sprains and strains are characterized by pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness and difficulty walking. Most of these types of ankle injuries can be treated at home with rest, ice and over-the-counter NSAIDs and pain relievers. When your ankle pain persists, becomes worse, or the ankle seems unstable, you should schedule a consultation with the orthopedic team at Full Range Spine & Ortho.
Regenerative Treatment for Ankle Muscle, Tendon & Ligament Tears
Many ankle sprains and strains are caused by merely stepping incorrectly on uneven surfaces or while wearing unstable shoes. Fatigue can contribute to turning your ankle while walking or running. Poor footwear or equipment can also cause you to be at a higher risk of sprains or strains while playing sports. Regular walking, stretching and exercise can help strengthen your ankles to prevent strains.
Dr. Roy Nini at Full Range Spine & Ortho can accurately diagnose an ankle sprain or strain with x-rays and MRI scans to view the extent of the damage and to rule out any bone problems. Severe sprains or strains that resist home treatments may require orthopedic treatment to assist with healing. Dr. Nini uses regenerative therapies to boost your body’s own healing systems to help sprains or strains heal faster.
Regenerative therapies can include PRP and stem cell treatment. These treatments inject materials with healing elements and growth factors from your own body. These materials place concentrated amounts of vital healing elements right at the point of injury to relieve pain and aid with healing damaged tissues. Other recommended treatments can include rest, ice, compression wrappings and physical therapy.
Call or contact us online at Full Range Spine & Ortho for exceptional treatment options for healing and pain management when you suffer an ankle injury in Los Angeles, Fullerton or Encino.