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High Ankle Sprains From Playing Volleyball

Recovery from a high ankle sprain sustained while playing volleyball requires patience and proper care. Unlike a low ankle sprain, which affects the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle, a high ankle sprain involves damage to the ligaments connecting the tibia and fibula bones above the ankle joint. High ankle sprains often occur due to sudden twisting or rotational movements. If you play volleyball for fun or sport and have injured your ankle, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation of the injury and a tailored treatment plan. This may include immobilization with a brace or cast to allow for proper healing, along with recommendations for rest, compression, and elevation. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair torn ligaments. Close monitoring by a podiatrist ensures that the recovery progresses smoothly and helps prevent long-term complications.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Philip C. Caswell, DPM of Family Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Sparta, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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