How are foot and ankle injuries treated?
Most sprains and strains are initially treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Moderate and severe sprains and strains are often immobilized with a cast or splint. Severe fractures often require surgical repair. No one is immune from these injuries, but the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons developed these tips to help reduce your injury risk: Warm up before any sports activity, including practice Participate in a conditioning program to build muscle strength Do stretching exercises daily Listen to your body: never run if you experience pain in the foot or ankle.