Dr. Murali Moorthy of Muir Orthopaedic Specialists explains what to do if a sprain doesn’t seem to be getting better.
Question: What do I do if my sprain isn’t getting any better?
Answer: If you have attempted to rest, ice and treat a simple ankle sprain but it is just not improving, it may be time to take a closer look. Sometimes there are issues that need to be explored with diagnostic tools that we have at our disposal, such as X-ray or MRI, to rule out a more serious injury. It may also be possible that you could benefit from formal therapy, injections or surgery to improve your function back to pre-injury level.