STAFFORD, VA, July 16, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Ankle injuries can be painful and intolerable if not treated. Stafford podiatrists, Dr. Douglas Stabile, Dr. Mark Scripps, Dr. Richard Derner, Dr. Andy Roussel and Dr. Michael Cashdollar, clarify that if an ankle injury is not properly treated, the injury may develop into long-term problems. Stafford patients should take the necessary steps from a podiatrist in properly treating an ankle injury before the enduring effects begin.
Ankle fractures and strains are very common because the ankle needs to support the entire body. Dr. Douglas Stabile, Dr. Mark Scripps, Dr. Richard Derner, Dr. Andy Roussel and Dr. Michael Cashdollar treat numerous ankle injuries every year. Most ankle injuries involve a sudden twist or possible overstretch of a muscle or tendon. If the connective tissue becomes stretched or strained, it is called a sprain. A fracture occurs when a piece of the bone is torn away along with a connective ligament.
Ankle sprains can be mild, moderate or severe. It merely depends on the seriousness of the ligament tear. An x-ray will most likely be used to ensure no other severe damage has been done to the ankle. If the ankle injury is a sprain, it can be treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation. Most strains will heal within two to six weeks, with more severe injuries taking up to twelve weeks.
In a low number of cases, an ankle sprain can require a surgical solution to solve the persistent pain that a patient is experiencing. Torn ligaments in the ankle more often require surgery because the torn ligament needs to be reattached to the bone and can take about two months to heal. Arthroscopic procedures can also be used for removing damaged cartilage, bone fragments and scar tissue.
Whether an athlete, or just engaging in normal activity, everyone is at risk for ankle injuries. A good way to avoid injury to the ankle is to warm up, stretch the calves, and cool down when exercising or engaging in vigorous activity.
Dr. Douglas Stabile, Dr. Mark Scripps, Dr. Richard Derner, Dr. Andy Roussel and Dr. Michael Cashdollar are trained and are knowledgeable on what can be done to treat ankle damage. Call the Stafford office today to schedule an appointment, and get rid of the unnecessary pain.
About Associated Foot & Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia, PC:
Associated Foot & Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia, PC is comprised of five podiatrists serving Stafford and Lake Ridge, VA. The podiatrists include Dr. Douglas Stabile, Dr. Mark Scripps, Dr. Richard Derner, Dr. Andy Roussel and Dr. Michael Cashdollar. Each podiatrist works together to ensure the best in quality foot and ankle care for each patient visiting Associated Foot & Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia, PC.
Dr. Douglas Stabile
Stafford Foot and Ankle Center
945 Garrisonville Road
Stafford, VA 22556
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