Once they know your symptoms and your medical history, your doctor will perform a physical examination of the ankle to observe your sensitivity, ability to move, and degree of pain.
If your injury is of a certain severity, they will request imaging studies (X-rays, computed tomography, MRI, and ultrasound), to detail the damage to the ligament and verify that there is no fracture.
The treatment plan will depend on your injury, but it will mainly focus on minimizing symptoms (pain and swelling) with the use of painkillers and anti-inflammatories, rest for at least the first few days, application of cold compresses, and elevation of the leg. They can also recommend physiotherapy sessions and rehabilitation exercises for ligament regeneration and adequate ankle mobility. If your injury is severe, you may need surgery to repair a ligament that won’t heal with medication or physical therapy.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center, we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.
We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care. We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery.
- Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
- Trauma surgery.
- Hand surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Spinal surgery.
We treat injuries such as:
- Chronic bone and joint diseases.
- Spinal diseases.
- Joint replacements.