Trusted Ankle Sprain Treatment in Torrington, WY
Have you injured your ankle and are concerned that it may be sprained? At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians diagnose and treat ankle sprains. And at our Torrington, Wyoming, office, we also offer care for other orthopedic conditions.
Knowing The Difference Between Sprains & Strains
The terms “sprain” and “strain” can easily be confused. And though both conditions present similar symptoms—such as swelling, bruising, pain, and a limited range of motion—these injuries impact different parts of the musculoskeletal system.
Sprains are a result of ligaments being overstretched or torn. Strains occur when muscles or tendons are overstretched or torn.
And though these conditions may feel similar, there are ways you can tell them apart. Oftentimes, sprains result in a popping noise or feeling when the injury occurs. However, strains tend to lead to muscle spasms, cramping, and weakness.
How do You Treat a Sprained Ankle?
Much like other sprains, ankle sprains are treated with the R.I.C.E. method. This stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If you are experiencing discomfort, you can also seek relief by taking pain medication.
Though, with severe ankle sprains, physical therapy or surgery may be required. Our team can examine your ankle sprain and recommend the best approach for your situation.
Contact Us to Get The Help You Need
If you think you have sprained your ankle, 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 Torrington, WY, satellite clinic, which is located at 665 Albany Ave.