Louisville forward and center Anas Mahmoud is missing the rest of the 2016 season following a sprained ankle injury during practice in February. Coach Rick Pitino had hoped to have Mahmoud play in the game against Syracuse. Standing at 7 feet, Mahmoud’s foot was stepped on by another player and he was immediately rushed to the hospital. An X-ray was taken and his status at the time indicated he will be on recovery for about three to six weeks.
Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet, see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
- Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
- Stretching before exercises and sports
- Knowing your limits can aid in prevention
Treatment of a Sprain
Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.