Understanding ankle and foot strains, its symptoms, and when to consult a podiatrist.
A strain differs from a sprain. A sprain is a tearing or stretching of ligaments; on the other hand, a strain is a tearing or stretching of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous tissue cord that connects muscles to bones. An ankle or foot strain can be acute or chronic. Acute strains can occur after a single trauma (i.e. slipping on ice, running during sports, etc.). In contrast, chronic strains are typically the result of long-term overuse of the ankle and foot muscles (it usually occurs in long-distance runners, soccer players, dancers, etc.).
Symptoms of Ankle and Foot Strains
Symptoms of ankle and foot strains include pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and weakness, cramping, swelling, and difficulty walking.
When to See a Podiatrist
At Divine Footcare Center, Inc., we have qualified podiatrists who are trained in the care and treatment of ankle and foot strains. If you have injured your ankle or foot, or if you experience any of the symptoms listed above, come see us for help. Our podiatrists can determine the extent of your injury and develop a course of treatment that can get you back to your daily activities as soon as possible.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about this service, you can call us at 972-790-2800. For a comprehensive evaluation of your needs, we encourage you to Set an Appointment at your earliest convenience.