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Abrutyn, David A., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 215 Union Avenue, Suite B, Bridgewater
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren
Adam, Stephanie P., DO Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park

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Barry, Peter F., DO, FACOI Internal Medicine 67 Walnut Avenue, Clark
Beams, Michael E., DO, FACMQ Family Medicine 67 Walnut Avenue, Clark
Black, Eric M., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

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Cappadona, Joseph, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 61 Beaverbrook Road, Lincoln Park

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Garcia, Jason P., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 741 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Gold, David A., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 61 Beaverbrook Road, Lincoln Park

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Ibarbia, Jose D., MD Physiatry 6 Brighton Road, Clifton

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Kanellakos, James G., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph
Kocaj, Stephen, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park

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Nordstrom, Thomas J., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 215 Union Avenue, Suite B, Bridgewater

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Rao, Rajesh, MD Physiatry 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren
574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield
Rizio, Louis, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 75 E. Northfield Road, Livingston
Rombough, Gary R., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 33 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
Rosa, Richard A., MD, FACS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 741 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Rubman, Marc H., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph

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Shindle, Michael, MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Siegel, Jeffrey A., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph

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Terry, Alon, MD Physiatry 140 Park Avenue, Florham Park
Thrower, Albert B., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 574 Springfield Avenue, Westfield

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Wagshul, Adam D., MD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 261 James Street, Morristown
50 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany
121 Center Grove Road, Randolph
34 Mountain Boulevard, Warren

key facts about ankle sprains

  • Click to enlarge A sprain is caused by a sudden activity that twists your ankle, such as tripping on the stairs or falling during sporting activity or exercise.
  • Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and bruising, and trouble using or moving your ankle.
  • You will need to change or stop doing the activities that cause pain until the sprain has healed. 

what is ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in your ankle. When a ligament is injured, it can be stretched, partially torn, or completely torn.

how is ankle sprain diagnosed and treated?

A Summit Medical Group ankle specialist will examine the lower leg, ankle, and foot to make an initial assessment. Typically, he or she will recommend a combination of X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to determine the exact extent of the damage. Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine center offers all of these services under one roof. We are able to respond to urgent needs during our Sports Injury Hours or at our Urgent Care Centers.

  • Your healthcare team may recommend physical therapy including stretching and strengthening exercises to help you heal.
  • Use an elastic bandage or an ankle brace as directed by your care team. You may need to use crutches until you can walk without pain.
  • If your ankle ligaments are completely torn, you may need surgery. After surgery your ankle will be in a cast for 4 to 8 weeks.
  • The pain often gets better within a few weeks with self-care, but some injuries may take several months or longer to heal. You should follow all of your healthcare team's instructions.

how can i manage ankle sprain?

  • Put an ice pack, gel pack, or package of frozen vegetables wrapped in a cloth on the injured area every 3 to 4 hours for up to 20 minutes at a time.
  • Keep your foot up on pillows when you sit or lie down.
  • Take pain medicine, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other medicine as directed by your provider. Read the label and take as directed. Unless recommended by your care team, you should not take this medicine for more than 10 days.

Source: Content is adapted from our Live Well Library, developed by RelayHealth. Copyright ©2014 McKesson Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.

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