Twisting your foot or ankle can occur during many activities in daily life. These may include tripping over a curb, or even someone else’s foot!
Generally, a simple sprain can recover in a few days with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment.
In cases where pain or swelling persists, various potential injuries may have occurred.
When symptoms do not subside, it is imperative to get a formal evaluation by a doctor to determine if further injuries are present. This should be done as soon as possible to ensure proper treatment can be recommended in a timely manner.
Complex injuries require appropriate treatment to ensure a smooth recovery. Read our media article on Dr Tan’s study for more information on types of injury complications after an ankle sprain.
Possible injuries can include:
- Foot and metatarsal fractures
- Fifth metatarsal (Jones fractures)
- Tendon injuries (Peroneal tendons, Achilles or others)
- LisFranc injuries
- Ankle ligament injuries
- Ankle fractures
- High ankle (Syndesmosis) injuries
Sprains Vs. Fractures
Ankle sprains and fractures can be hard to differentiate at first. Our Singapore clinicians provide professional consultation to clear up the confusion.
Sprains are indicated by pain in soft tissue areas surrounding the ankle, whereas pain over the ankle bones imply a fracture may have occurred. This distinction can be subtle, and requires professional diagnosis.
It is easier than ever to diagnose and treat foot and ankle fractures effectively in Singapore, with a reliable combination of enhanced techniques available through our clinic.
Significant technological advances in foot and ankle implants and techniques have contributed to increasingly rapid recovery times for foot and ankle injuries.
Our in-house specialist has the clinical expertise to assist the effective treatment of your injury. If you’d like to book an examination, call us on +65 9618 6540 or fill out an online enquiry form today.