As an expert orthopedic specialist at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Our practice is committed to delivering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.

An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments in the ankle are stretched or torn due to sudden twisting or rolling of the foot, resulting in pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight on the affected ankle. Ankle sprains can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of ligament damage. At Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains, offering comprehensive care to promote healing and restore function.

When you experience an ankle sprain, it can significantly impact your mobility and daily activities, making it challenging to walk or engage in physical exercise. Our team of orthopedic specialists begins the evaluation process with a thorough assessment of your injury, often utilizing physical examination maneuvers and imaging studies such as X-rays or MRI to accurately diagnose the extent and severity of the sprain.

Treatment options for ankle sprains at Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE): Initially, we may recommend the RICE protocol to reduce pain and swelling, promote healing, and prevent further damage to the injured ligaments.
  • Immobilization: We may prescribe a brace, splint, or walking boot to stabilize the ankle and prevent excessive movement during the initial healing phase.
  • Physical therapy: Our experienced physical therapists design specialized rehabilitation programs focused on restoring range of motion, strength, and stability to the ankle, promoting proper biomechanics, and preventing recurrence of sprains.
  • Proprioceptive training: We offer exercises to improve proprioception, balance, and coordination to reduce the risk of future ankle sprains.
  • Medications: Depending on the severity of your pain, we may prescribe medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or pain-relieving medications to alleviate symptoms.

Minimally invasive procedures: In cases of severe ankle sprains or persistent instability, we may offer minimally invasive procedures such as ultrasound-guided injections or percutaneous needle tenotomy to promote healing and restore ankle function

Our team of experts will work with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.

We offer everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy to acupuncture. And our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology to ensure you get the best possible care.

Ready to Live a Pain-Free Life?

When you choose Empire Orthopaedic and Pain Management Specialists for your orthopedic needs, you can trust that you’re receiving top-notch care from a team of dedicated professionals committed to helping you live life to the fullest, free from musculoskeletal pain and limitations. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a healthier, more active lifestyle.