Barcelona Midfielder Taking Time off to Heal Ankle Sprain

Midfielder Arda Turan of Barcelona has reportedly sustained a sprained ankle will be briefly spending time off the field to recover from his injury. The club’s official website stated, “Arda Turan twisted his ankle during Friday morning training and the verdict is that he has a second degree sprain in the external ligaments.” Turan will be undergoing further testing to determine his availability in the upcoming days. The 28-year-old attacking midfielder joined Barcelona from Atletico Madrid earlier this summer. While Turan was originally not able to make his official Barcelona debut anytime soon, his injury may keep him off the field for much longer.

Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your potential ankle sprain contact Dr. Howard Robins of The Healing Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 bruisingLimited mobilitySwellingDiscoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasionStretching before exercises and sportsKnowing your limits can aid in prevention

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 our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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