Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller recently sustained a mild ankle sprain. Miller suffered the injury during the last game against the Carolina Panthers, and the extent and severity of the injury was unknown until now. Mild sprained ankles are common among athletes, but with proper care can easily be healed. It is unfortunate that Miller was injured. However, his outlook is seen as good, and he should be back on the field soon.
Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
- Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
- Stretching before exercises and sports
- Knowing your limits
Treatment of a Sprain
Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.