Sprains And Strains Specialist

Boca Raton Podiatry

Podiatrists located in Boca Raton, FL

Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries podiatrists treat. Because proper sprain and strain treatment is critical for healing and preventing future injuries, Dennis R. Frisch, DPM, and Jennifer Kazamias, DPM, at Boca Raton Podiatry offer comprehensive care that’s personalized to your injury and your lifestyle. Call the office or click on the online scheduler to book your sprain or strain exam at this Boca Raton, Florida, podiatry clinic today.

Sprains and Strains

What causes sprains and strains?

Sprains and strains are soft tissue injuries that can occur anywhere in your body. A sprain is an overstretching or tearing of one or more ligaments, while a strain is an injury to your tendons or muscles. In some cases, you may have both a sprain and a strain at the same time.

Sprains and strains are common sports injuries, although you don’t have to be an athlete to have these types of problems. When it comes to your feet, ankles, and lower legs, you can suffer from a sprain or strain due to:

  • Overuse, as with running 
  • Twisting or rolling your ankle
  • Landing poorly after a jump 
  • Training on hilly or uneven surfaces

It’s even possible to suffer a sprain or strain if you’re playing a sport and someone lands on your foot, which can force you to suddenly twist. No matter what caused your sprain or strain, podiatric attention is important from the beginning.

When should I see a podiatrist for sprains and strains?

If you heard a sudden pop or felt a popping sensation when your sprain or strain occurred, swift medical attention is important to ensure you didn’t rupture a ligament or tendon, or break a bone. 

You should also come into Boca Raton Podiatry for a sprain and strain exam if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Bumps or noticeable deformities
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Redness or bruising
  • Ankle instability

Sprains and strains can worsen over a period of several days to a point where you find it difficult to bear weight on your affected foot. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, the dedicated team at Boca Raton Podiatry can help. 

How are sprains and strains treated?

Pain relief is, of course, a major focus of your sprain or strain treatment plan from Boca Raton Podiatry. But your dedicated podiatrist goes even further and puts together treatments that help injured tissues heal and become stronger, so you can return to 100% (or better). Your sprain or strain treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Casting, splinting, or bracing
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy

As your sprain or strain heals, your dedicated podiatrist at Boca Raton Podiatry gives you “homework,” meaning progressive exercises to do at home each day to build strength and flexibility. 

For complete tendon or ligament ruptures, or sprains or strains that aren’t responding to conservative treatments, you may need surgery to repair damaged tissues. Boca Raton Podiatry is home to established foot and ankle surgeons who care for you every step of the way.  

You can expect comprehensive sprain and strain care at Boca Raton Podiatry, so you can get relief from pain. Book your injury evaluation either online or over the phone today.