Warning Signs Of A Sprained Ankle

Foot Or Ankle Pain

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Foot and ankle pain can often occur alongside a sprained ankle. When individuals roll an ankle, there will typically be a short and painful sensation that alerts them to the fact their foot has been hurt. If the injury wasn't severe, this sensation will typically abate after individuals regain their balance. In more serious cases, patients might experience continuing pain in their ankle or foot. It might become stronger or radiate up the individual's leg when they walk, causing a limp. If patients are limping seriously, it's a strong sign there has been damage to a tendon or ligament. The pain will vary depending on how severe the injury is. For some patients, it might feel like a stabbing or burning pain around the injury. This might get worse when they walk. Others describe the pain as a dull throbbing or aching. Regardless of the form the pain takes, if individuals have ongoing painful sensations after rolling an ankle, they need to rest.

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