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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.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Dr. Jonathan Kletz from Texas Foot Works. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe

Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.

Treatment

Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our our offices located in Dallas, Athens, and Gun Barrel City, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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