A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries of the foot. At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland, we offer a range of treatments to help patients in Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, DC, find relief from their sprained ankle.
Types of Ankle Injuries
Ankle Sprain – An ankle sprain usually begins as acute, but it can become chronic with repeated injuries. This happens when the ligaments in the ankles are torn or stretched.
OCD Lesion – An OCD lesion is a condition where the bone begins to deteriorate, resulting in cartilage damage, swelling, pain, and weakness.
Ankle Arthritis – Arthritis in the ankles can be debilitating, and can be caused by several kinds of arthritis including degenerative arthritis, gouty arthritis, and inflammatory arthritis.
Tendonitis – Tendonitis is often caused by overuse of a joint, which results in the inflammation of the tissue that connects muscles to the bone.
Biomechanical Abnormality – Some ankle injuries are caused by abnormalities that are present from birth, such as the ankles not being properly aligned.
Ankle Fractures – A fracture occurs when the bone in the ankle is broken.
Injures Affecting Bones Around the Ankle – In many cases, injuries to bones surrounding the ankle can result in ankle pain. Treatment can vary for these injuries depending on the bones affected.
How Are Sprained Ankles and Other Injuries Treated?
Depending on the severity of your injury, we may recommend a number of treatments. For milder ankle sprains, we may recommend anti-inflammatory creams, ice therapy or a boot or cast. Smart laser therapy can also be effective for reducing pain and swelling in the ankle. For more severe cases, we may recommend PRP injections or the long-term use of an offloading boot or cast. In rare cases, surgery may be used to correct the injury.
How Much Does Sprained Ankle Treatment Cost?
The cost of your sprained ankle treatment at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland will vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to provide you with the optimal results. The best way to determine the cost of your treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harrison, our lead podiatrist. We also accept insurance and financing options to make our treatments more affordable.
At the Foot and Ankle Institute of Maryland, we offer treatments for sprained ankles and many other common ankle injuries. To learn more about these treatments or to schedule your consultation, contact us today. We welcome patients from Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, and the neighboring areas of Maryland.