Novi, Livonia, Southfield: Spring is Foot and Ankle Sprain season in Metro Detroit
Metro Detroit – April 20, 2017 Spring is the beginning of sports season for many amateur athletes and weekend warriors in the Metro Detroit area. It’s also begins ankle sprain season for our area at foot and ankle surgeons.
Neal Mozen, DPM, FACFAS; Matthew German, DPM; Sophia Barnett, DPM; Thomas Belken, DPM; Wyatt Wiedenfeld, DPM, are foot and ankle surgeons at Foot Healthcare Associates with offices in Novi Livonia and Southfield. The doctors agree that ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries they treat this time of year.
As people emerge from their winter hibernation and start to get active again, they can injure their ankles playing sports such as basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer.
Anyone who injures an ankle requires prompt medical treatment, whether it’s their first sprain or their fifth. Rest, ice, compression and elevation (R.I.C.E.) can reduce swelling and pain until the ankle can be evaluated and treated by a foot and ankle surgeon. A sprain may not always be a sprain; the ankle could be fractured.
Many athletes develop chronic ankle instability from repeated ankle sprains, causing their ankle to frequently “give way.” In some cases these players may require surgery. Proper rehabilitation of an ankle sprain reduces the likelihood of developing chronic ankle instability.
Here are three spring ankle sprain prevention tips from FootHealthFacts.org for Foot Ankle Sprains Novi:
- Perform warm-up stretches and exercises before playing sports.
- Wear the right shoes for the sport. For example, don’t wear running shoes for sports that involve a lot of side-to-side movement, such as tennis and basketball.
- Wear an ankle brace if you’re recovering from an injury or have repeatedly sprained your ankle.
Foot Ankle Sprains Novi
FootHealthFacts.org is the consumer Web site of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Our Doctors are members of the ACFAS and board CERTIFIED in Foot & Ankle Surgery. Click here to learn more about our Doctors here at Foot Healthcare Associates. Foot Healthcare Associates have been practicing in Metro Detroit with offices in Novi, Livonia, and Southfield for over 30 years. Our Doctors can be contacted at 248-258-0001.
If you feel you have a foot or ankle Sprain, or any other foot ankle condition, don’t hesitate to request an appointment today!
Foot Healthcare Associates Best Bunion Surgeons & podiatrists provide foot and ankle treatment and surgery to all patients in all areas including but not limited to Livonia, Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Redford, Westland, Garden City, Dearborn Heights, Canton, Plymouth, Wayne, Novi, Southfield, Walled Lake, Wixom, Commerce, Milford, Highland, White Lake, Waterford, South Lyon, Brighton, Howell, Whitmore Lake, Lyon Twp, Oak Park, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Clawson, Centerline, Lathrup Village, Detroit, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Twp, Troy Pontiac, Rochester Hills and all other Metro Detroit areas.
FOOT HEALTHCARE HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
- Providence Park St. John’s, Novi- www.stjohnprovidence.org
- Providence Southfield St. John’s- www.stjohnprovidence.org
- Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak – www.beaumonthospitals.com
- St. Mary’s Hospital, Livonia – www.stmarymercy.org
- DMC-Sinai Grace – www.dmc.org
- Botsford Hospital, Farmington Hills – www.botsfordsystem.org