Sheldon Marne, DPM
Location and Office HoursABC Podiatry Center
Hendersonville, NC 28791
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Coventry Health Care (Wellpath)
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Optimum Choice of the Carolinas/MAMSI (United Healthcare)
- PARTNERS National Health Plans
- TRICARE North/HealthNet Federal Services
- United Healthcare
- WellPath Select
- Mission Hospitals, St Joseph's Campus
- Mission St Joseph's, Memorial Campus
- Pardee Hospital
- Transylvania Community Hospital
What's involved in rehabilitation for an ankle sprain?
Rehabilitation is used to help decrease pain and swelling and to prevent chronic ankle problems. Ultrasound and electrical stimulation may also be used as needed to help with pain and swelling. At first, rehabilitation exercises may involve active range of motion or controlled movements of the ankle joint without resistance. Water exercises may be used if land-based strengthening exercises, such as toe raising, are too painful. Lower-extremity exercises and endurance activities are added as tolerated. Proprioception training is very important, because poor proprioception is a major cause of repeat sprain and an unstable ankle joint. Once you are pain-free, you may add other exercises, such as agility drills. The goal is to increase strength and range of motion as balance improves over time. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What causes metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia occurs when one or more of the metatarsal heads become inflamed, usually due to excessive pressure over a long period of time. Metatarsalgia is often seen among athletes who take part in high-impact sports that involve running or jumping, such as tennis, football, baseball, soccer and track. Some people may have a long second metatarsal that can predispose them to this condition.
What kind of doctor should I see if I have a sprained ankle?
A family doctor can be a good person to treat your sprained ankle. Doctors who specialize in family medicine typically have a broad range of medical knowledge and can provide services including treating minor injuries.
If your family doctor determines that your injury is especially serious or complex, you may be referred to another type of specialist, such as an orthopedic surgeon. Family doctors often work together with specialists to optimize their patients' care.
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