Sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures are all common injuries to the ankle and foot. Sprains involve injury to one or more of the ligaments in the foot or ankle, and strains involve injury to muscles or tendons. A fracture means the bone in the foot or ankle has been broken. Dislocations of the ankle and foot indicate one of the joints is out of place and no longer fits together properly. It may also involve an associated fracture.
It is important to seek appropriate medical care as soon as possible following any serious injury to the ankle and foot. Treatment may range from ice packing to local injections, splinting, casting, or other measures depending on the nature and extent of the injury. In some instances, surgery may be required to repair the damage, followed by a period of rehabilitation.
For more information about sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures of the foot and ankle, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).