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What Is Podiatric Sports Medicine?
What Types of Injuries Are Treated in Sports Medicine?
Ankle Sprains and Other Injuries
Athletes who participate in sports that require side-to-side motions, are played in a confined area or on uneven surfaces may be at risk for various ankle injuries. Commonly, ligaments around the ankle are over-stretched or torn, resulting in ankle sprains.
For many ankle injuries, rest, rehabilitation and strengthening exercises will be sufficient treatment, though more severe injuries may require surgery. For more information on ankle sprains, please see the related brochure on the Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan’s web site.