High Ankle Sprains

A high ankle sprain is a rotational injury in which the ligaments between the tibia and fibula become torn or stretched. This is a serious injury and takes about twice as long as a common sprain to heal. Patients will be required to wear a walking boot for several weeks, followed by an ankle brace. Sometimes surgery is required to repair the ligament.

Low Ankle Sprain

A low ankle sprain—where the ankle is rolled, and the outer ligaments are stretched—is much more common, thus the name. Treatment usually consists of wearing an ankle brace and physical therapy.

Eric Harmelin, DPM
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Experienced Amputation Prevention Specialist and Podiatrist in Annapolis, Stevensville, and Glen Burnie, MD.