Posted on August 25, 2020

Category: Physical Injury Causes and Prevention

Fall is just around the corner which means fall sports are gearing up for the spotlight. With the coming sports season, it’s important to learn up on common injuries and how to prevent them. And there’s one injury that all fall athletes are susceptible to… ankle injuries. They’re injuries that can keep mess up your mobility and cause you a lot of pain.

Learn up on ankle injuries and how to treat them.

Sprained Ankle

Not only are sprains the most common form of ankle injury, ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the country. 2 million acute ankle sprains occur every year. Whenever you overstretch or tear the ligaments in your ankle, it will result in a sprain. Your ligaments are the pieces of tissue that connect two bones to each other inside a joint.

Broken Ankle

A broken ankle and a fractured ankle are the same thing. They happen when one or more bones in the ankle joint break. A sprained ankle and a broken ankle may feel very similar. A broken ankle may sound like a snap or crack during the moment of injury. Other symptoms include: swelling, difficulty bearing weight, dislocated foot and bleeding.

Whatever your age or however physically active you are, knowing how ankle injuries work may help you in the future. If you think you’ve sprained or fractured your ankle stop in at Sioux Falls Urgent located at 85th and Minnesota and let us help you. There’s no appointment necessary.