Darius Johnson, receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, had to miss practice recently due to a sprained ankle he got during the teams’ last game against the Redskins. The Falcons haven’t confirmed if he’s going to be out for any upcoming games.
Johnson is a rookie who was promoted this year to fill in for Roddy White, who is also disabled. “We've got a couple games left this season. So, he needs to get himself as healthy as possible before he goes out there and play,” White said of him.
Sometimes the best way to deal with a sprained ankle is to get professional help. For assistance with your sprained ankle, think about visiting a podiatrist like Dr. Bryant Tarr of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr will take a look at your injury and help you figure out what the next step should be.
How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?
Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Skin discoloration
How Can I 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 helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.
- Wearing appropriate shoes
- Stretching before participating in physical activity
- Knowing your limitations
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