2159 Route 88 East
Brick, NJ 08724

Appointments: 732-899-0015
Billing: 732-899-3366
Fax: 732-899-0061
Manasquan/Wall Office

On a daily basis, approximately 25,000 people sprain their ankles, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.

Treatment includes resting the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling. Compressive bandages also may be used to immobilize and support the injury. More serious ankle sprains, particularly in competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair to tighten the ligaments.