When you need treatment for an ankle sprain, turn to the professionals at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians expertly treat ankle sprains and a variety of other orthopedic conditions at our satellite clinic in Rawlins, Wyoming.
Sprains vs. Strains
If you’ve gotten the terms “sprain” and “strain” confused before, you’re not alone. While the two conditions can produce similar sets of symptoms—including pain, swelling, bruising, and reduced range of motion—they’re different types of injuries involving different parts of the musculoskeletal system. Sprains occur when ligaments overstretch or tear, while strains happen when muscles or tendons overstretch or tear.
So, how do you tell them apart? Sprains often produce a “popping” noise or feeling at the time of injury. Strains, on the other hand, commonly lead to muscle cramping, spasms, and weakness.
What Does Ankle Sprain Treatment Involve?
As with other types of sprains, ankle sprains are often treated using the R.I.C.E. method, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Taking pain medication may also provide relief. With that said, severe ankle sprains could require physical therapy or surgery. Our team of experts can recommend the approach that’s best suited to your situation.
Get the Help You Need
If you’re concerned that you might have sprained your ankle, contact Premier Bone & Joint Centers today by calling (800) 446-5684 or filling out our online appointment request form. We often have same-day appointments available at our Rawlins, WY, satellite clinic—located at 1102 West Spruce—and we’ll be happy to arrange a time for you to come in for ankle sprain treatment.