Due to a high ankle sprain that occurred during a team practice, Dee Milliner of the New York Jets will be spending four to six weeks off of the field. The swelling of the sprain resembles that of a Grade 2 sprain, although the official details of Milliner’s injury have not been announced to the public.
Milliner will be spending all of his time on the bench during the first game of the regular season to ensure a quick and full recovery from his injury. While the Cornerback is out recovering, Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster will most likely be chosen to temporarily take his place. Jets coach Rex Ryan had stated in a press conference that he, as well as the other team officials, felt as though Milliner’s condition was healing properly.
Some sprained ankles can be extremely worse than others, in any case it is always best to make sure your ankle is fully healed before engaging in strenuous activity. If your ankle is sprained, consult with Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer all of your related questions.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?
This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity
Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?
Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things is to avoid further stress to the affected area.
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, which will allow you to walk while stabilizing the ankle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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