FAQ: Sports Injuries
Are there different types of ankle sprains?
There are three types of ankle sprains: Inversion – the most common – where the ankle rolls out and the foot inward; Eversion – when the foot is twisted the opposite way (outward); and High – the least common – where the foot remains stationary but the leg rotates unnaturally.
Sprains also may have one of three degrees of severity: Grade 1, where ligaments are stretched but not torn, with only mild symptoms; Grade 2, the most common, in which the ligament is partially torn, the symptoms more intense, and there is difficulty moving the ankle; and Grade 3, when the ligament is completely torn, the pain and swelling are very severe, and walking is nearly impossible.
If you have recently twisted your ankle and wonder what to do for the pain, call Coastal Podiatry, LLC in Mount Pleasant, SC or book an appointment online. We know just what to do for your sprained ankle.
How is athlete’s foot treated?
The key to treating athlete’s foot is keeping the area clean and dry. At the first sign of itchiness, you should begin treating your feet. Over-the-counter creams or powders, such as Lotrimin, can be effective. Prescription medications can be prescribed at our office if your infection proves stubborn.
At home, remember that it’s important to keep your toes free of moisture, which means after a bath or shower dry them thoroughly using a clean towel. If your feet sweat a lot, remember to change your socks throughout the day, and never share socks with another person. Also give your shoes at least 24 hours to breathe before wearing them again.
Call Dr. Rahn Ravenell, and book an appointment if you have questions about treating your Athlete’s Foot.