Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Get the Best of You

Ankle sprains are a common injury and frequently effect athletes. They occur when the ligaments around the ankle stretch or tear. When your ankle rolls in an unnatural way, it can end up in an extreme position, which is extremely painful. Thankfully, our podiatrist at the New York Foot Experts, Dr. Drapacz, can help treat this condition at one of three locations: 65 Broadway Suite 1103, New York, NY 10006, 360 West 125th St Suite 7, New York, NY 10027 or 469 7th Ave Suite 601, New York, NY 10018.


An Ankle Sprain can happen when your ligaments over-stretch. It’s common for ankle sprains to occur because there are multiple ligaments that hold the bones of your feet together. Specifically, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are the ones that are usually prone to sprain. Contrarily, the ligaments on the inside of the ankle are stronger and do not sprain as easily. Ankle sprains are ranked from 1 to 3, which is determined by the number of ligaments that rip.


Risk is highest among athletes who participate in jumping sports. If you experience a minor injury, you can generally return to sports activities within several days. For more serious sprains, it could take longer and up to a few weeks for recovery. However, ankle sprains occurring higher up on the ankle can take even longer to heal.


The following remedies can help alleviate ankle pain and speed up recovery:


For those experiencing a sprained ankle, contact our offices by calling as soon as possible. Take the opportunity to visit us and we will determine the best course of treatment specifically tailored for your ankle and the best option for healing.



You Might Also Enjoy...

Five Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are an incredibly common injury. A little precaution and preventive exercise, however, can help you avoid this annoying and sometimes debilitating injury. Consider these five tips to promote optimal ankle health.

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Clear Up Your Corns in Time for Summer

Do your feet need TLC before you expose your toes this summer? There’s still time to clear up those painful and unsightly corns. You’ll be digging your toes into the sand in no time with a little help from your New York Foot Experts.

Do’s and Dont's of Buying Shoes

Buying a new pair of shoes can feel like a celebration. While you want to look good, you’re setting yourself up for chronic foot problems or other medical conditions if you fail to consider more than just color and style.

Banish Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season

Toenail fungus is a common problem that affects many adults. Nail polish may mask it, but it won’t make it disappear — for that you need proper medical treatment. It can take months to banish toenail fungus, so the sooner you start treating it, the better.