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Advice on Ankle Sprains
Ted C. Lai, DPM

To avoid ankle sprains, proper footwear
is important. Stay away from flimsy shoes
and wear rigid-soled sneakers with arch
supports. Be cautious when walking or
running on uneven terrain such as the
beach, curbs, or steps.

While in 80 percent of ankle sprains
the ligament heals with a brace, rest,
ice, compression and elevation, in 20
percent of ankle sprains the ligament
does not heal in the correct anatomical
position. This happens if the injury is
more severe with complete rupture of the
ligament and/or you don’t allow it to heal
correctly. In this situation, the acute ankle
sprain can develop into chronic lateral
ankle instability and predisposes other
structures to further injuries such as
tendonitis and cartilage damage. At that
point, with the triad of injuries, surgical
repair many times is necessary. With
today’s advanced surgical techniques and
innovative technologies, recovery time
has significantly improved and allows you
to get back on your feet earlier. Surgery
may be avoided completely by seeing
a doctor as soon as the sprain occurs
especially if there is swelling, bruising,
pain, and difficulty with walking.

Dr. Lai is a fellowship-trained foot and
ankle surgeon, specializing in fractures,
trauma, reconstructive surgery, ligament
and tendon repair, and deformity
correction of the foot and ankle. He is
board qualified by the American Board of
Foot and Ankle Surgery and an associate
member of the American College of Foot
and Ankle Surgeons.

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call (609) 927-1991

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