Sprained Ankles Treated for Patients in Casper, WY
If you have injured your ankle and suspect that it may be sprained, it is best to get a professional opinion, so you know how to properly care for your injury. At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians diagnose and treat ankle sprains for patients in Casper, Wyoming. We also provide expert care for other orthopedic conditions.
What is The Difference Between Sprains and Strains?
Both “sprains” and “strains” present similar symptoms—such as swelling, bruising, pain, and a limited range of motion. However, these injuries should not be confused, as they impact different parts of the musculoskeletal system.
Sprains occur when ligaments are overstretched or torn. Strains happen when muscles or tendons are overstretched or torn. These conditions may feel similar. However, there are ways you can tell the difference. Sprains will create a popping noise or feeling when the injury occurs. Strains cause muscle spasms, cramping, and weakness.
How do You Treat a Sprained Ankle?
Ankle sprains are treated with the R.I.C.E. method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. And if you are experiencing discomfort and need relief, pain medication can help.
If you have experienced a severe ankle sprain, R.I.C.E. and pain medication may not be enough. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy or surgery, depending on the nature of your injury. When you visit our clinic, our team will examine your ankle sprain and recommend the best approach for your situation.
Contact Us Today
When you partner with Premier Bone & Joint Centers, you can feel confident that we have the expertise needed to treat your ankle sprain with proper care.
What’s more, we have been awarded the Best Big Business Award from the Laramie Chamber of Commerce—a recognition that highlights patient satisfaction with our methods of treatment.
If you think you have sprained your ankle and are seeking treatment, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today by calling (800) 446-5684. You can also fill out our online appointment request form.
We often have same-day appointments available at our Casper, WY, satellite clinic, which is located at 5810 E. 2nd Street, Suite #100.