Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

The most common ankle injuries are sprains and fractures, which involve ligaments and bones in the ankle, but may also involve a torn or strained tendon.

Physical examination or an X-ray may determine whether there are any broken bones. X-rays of the leg and foot may also be taken to determine whether there may be other related injuries.

Pain can often be controlled with an over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen as well as ice and compression.