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Jumping Rope and Ankle Sprains

Spraining the ankle is certainly no joking matter. When an individual twists or rolls their ankle awkwardly, the ligaments or bands of tissue can be torn, and it is said that the ankle is sprained. There are many ways in which a person might sprain their ankle. For example, a person could sprain their ankle while jumping rope. Since jumping rope requires a person to jump constantly, the feet might land awkwardly at some point. Jumping rope can therefore make one more susceptible to suffering torn ligaments. If you are someone that enjoys frequently jumping rope, then it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for more information. A podiatrist is a foot specialist that can help you address any problems you might have with your feet and ankles.

Although ankle sprains are common, they aren’t always minor injuries. If you need your ankle injury looked at, contact one of our podiatrists from Summit Podiatry. 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 are the result of a tear in the ligaments within the ankle. These injuries may happen when you make a rapid shifting movement while your foot is planted. A less common way to sprain your ankle is when your ankle rolls inward while your foot turns outward.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Pain at the sight of the tear
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Ankle area is tender to touch
  • In severe cases, may hear/feel something tear
  • Skin discoloration

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits

Treatment of a Sprain

In many cases, the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate) is used to treat ankle sprains. However, you should see a podiatrist to see which treatment option would work best with your injury. In severe cases, surgery may be required.

It is important to ask your doctor about rehab options after you receive treatment for your injury. Stretching, strength training, and balance exercises may help the ankle heal while also preventing further injury.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wallace, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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