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"Ankle Pain Won't Wait, Neither Should You. Visit Us Now!"


Our orthopedic urgent care centers are specialized medical facilities that provide immediate care for orthopedic injuries, including broken bones (fractures) and other musculoskeletal conditions. Our centers offer prompt assessment, diagnostic services, treatment, and referrals if needed.

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List of Ankle Injuries We Treat

  • Ankle sprains / strains
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tib / Fib fractures
  • Ankle contusions
  • Achilles tendonitis, strains and tears
  • Ankle dislocations
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Ankle swelling
  • Ankle subluxations



Symptoms of ankle injuries are wide and varied. Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Instability
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Audible Popping or Clicking
  • Difficulty Weight Bearing


  • Stop Activity: If the injury occurred during physical activity, stop immediately to prevent further damage. Do not try to “walk it off” if the pain is severe.
  • Rest: Give your injured ankle adequate rest. Avoid putting weight on it or engaging in activities that exacerbate the pain.
  • Ice: Apply ice to the injured area. Use a cloth or towel to wrap the ice pack to protect your skin. Apply it for 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours during the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Compression: Use a compression bandage or elastic bandage to wrap the injured ankle gently. Be careful not to wrap it too tightly, as this can impede circulation.
  • Elevation: Elevate your ankle above the level of your heart whenever possible. This helps reduce swelling. Prop your ankle up on pillows or cushions while resting.
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relief: You can take over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) as directed to manage pain and reduce inflammation. Follow the recommended dosage instructions.
  • Medical Evaluation: If the pain and swelling persist, or if you suspect a severe injury like a fracture or dislocation, seek prompt medical attention.
  • Protect and Support: As your ankle heals, take precautions to prevent re-injury. This may involve wearing ankle braces or supports, using proper footwear, and gradually resuming physical activities under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
  • Avoid Heat: Avoid using heat packs or hot baths on the injured area during the first 48 hours, as heat can increase swelling.
  • Stay Hydrated: Adequate hydration supports the healing process. Drink plenty of water.


You should seek medical attention if you suspect a severe injury, experience severe pain, swelling, deformity, or if you are unable to bear weight on the injured ankle.


Recovery time varies depending on the type and severity of the injury. Mild sprains may heal in a few weeks, while fractures or severe sprains may take several weeks to months for full recovery.


Yes, mild ankle sprains can often be treated at home using the RICE protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). However, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and guidance.


Surgery is not always necessary for ankle fractures. The need for surgery depends on the type and severity of the fracture. Some fractures can be treated with casting, while others may require surgical fixation.

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