Sprains in Waxahachie, TX
We Can Help Keep Your Ankles Healthy & Mobile
If your injured ankle is not treated correctly, it can heal itself in a way that may cause instability, limited mobility, and increase your likelihood of future sprained ankles. Our experienced podiatrists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers believe that getting it right the first time is of the utmost importance. Timing is essential when treating a sprained ankle injury, so the sooner our podiatrist evaluates your sprain in Waxahachie, TX, the sooner you can get back to your life and doing what you love.
Symptoms of an Ankle Sprain
A sprained ankle is painful. Other symptoms may include:
- Tenderness to touch
- Instability of the ankle
Our podiatrists use advanced digital imaging to tell whether you have a sprain or whether you have broken a bone in your ankle. If your foot swells, looks deformed, or cannot bear weight after an injury, call Family Foot & Ankle Centers right away. We will prioritize your care with a same-day or next-day appointment.
Treating an Ankle Sprain
If you have had multiple ankle sprains, you may suffer from instability in your ankle. The ligaments have become too worn out or torn to withstand more sprains, which in turn makes it easier to sprain your ankle again. Instability worsens the more often your ankle is sprained. If your ankle instability is severe, you may need surgery to restore the integrity of your ligaments.
However, most ankle sprains can be treated without surgery. Even a complete ligament tear can heal without surgical repair if it is immobilized appropriately.
A three-phase program guides treatment for all ankle sprains—from mild to severe:
- Phase 1 – resting, protecting the ankle and reducing the swelling.
- Phase 2 – restoring range of motion, strength, and flexibility.
- Phase 3 – maintenance exercises and a gradual return to activities that do not require turning or twisting the ankle. Activities that require sharp, sudden turns – such as tennis, basketball, or football – will be allowed later on. For minor sprains, this three-phase treatment program may take just 2 weeks to complete, and up to 6 to 12 weeks for more severe injuries.
Get Expert Treatment for Sprains in Waxahachie, TX, Today!
If you’ve sprained your ankle, schedule an appointment today by calling us at 972-597-4132 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. During your appointment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Call today – we can’t wait to help you live your life pain-free!
As the premier podiatry centers in Waxahachie, Corsicana and Ennis, TX, our foot doctors and team at Family Foot & Ankle Centers also provide 5-star podiatry care to patients in our surrounding areas. We proudly serve patients in Navarro and Ellis counties and surrounding areas including Corsicana, Mexia, Ennis, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Duncanville, Arlington and Mansfield. The Foot Specialists at Family Foot & Ankle Centers are improving lives one foot at a time.