Darlington Nagbe suffered an ankle sprain injury after being tackled by Nigel de Jong, missing the Timbers game against FC Dallas. The injury didn’t seem severe and there were no reported broken bones. Recovery time for Nagbe was unknown at the time, but he had to be escorted off the field in a stretcher. de Jong had fallen directly onto Nagbe’s ankle and was given a yellow card for the tackle.
Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet, consult with Dr. Howard Robins of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of 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 bruising
Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
Stretching before exercises and sports
Knowing 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 in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.