An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries seen by foot doctors. They often occur without warning when you wrong foot yourself while stepping over a curb, exercising, or playing sports. When your foot rolls over with your full body weight behind it, the bones, ligaments, and tendons that hold the ankle joint together become stretched and damaged, causing severe pain, swelling, and extreme difficulty walking on the affected foot.
A poorly treated ankle sprain is much more likely to be reinjured, so see your foot doctor for the proper care. The foot experts at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, in the Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley areas of Pima County Arizona, have unparalleled experience in treating all aspects of foot and ankle care. Our team of doctors, including Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, and Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, is dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call (520) 575-0800.