Sprained Ankle Treatment Provided at AtlantiCare Urgent Care in Egg Harbor Township, NJ
When you require treatment for a sprained ankle, come to AtlantiCare Urgent Care. We have multiple clinic locations throughout the Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, area, and all of our centers are staffed with board-certified providers who deliver compassionate, expert care. In addition, we are open seven days a week with extended hours and we never require appointments, so you can come see us at a time that works with your schedule, whether you sprained your ankle playing a pickup game of basketball after work or during a Saturday afternoon birthday party. We’ll be here for you when you need us.
A sprained ankle occurs when your foot rolls or twists suddenly, forcing the ankle joint out of its normal position. In doing so, the ligaments surrounding the ankle stretch or tear. Some common symptoms of a sprained ankle include:
- Swelling of the ankle
- Bruising around the ankle
- An inability to put any weight on the ankle
- Pain and tenderness
- Ankle stiffness
- Skin discoloration
When you come to AtlantiCare to receive sprained ankle treatment, one of our providers will perform a physical exam to check your range of motion and possibly provide diagnostic testing, like X-ray imaging. At our clinic in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, we have X-ray machines located onsite, so that our patients can get this testing done right in the facility.
Common treatment methods for sprains include wrapping the ankle in an ACE bandage, elevating the foot, taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen to manage the pain and swelling, and staying off the ankle as much as possible.
If you’d like to speak to a provider at AtlantiCare Urgent Care about treatment options for a sprained ankle, visit one of our clinics today. We have a center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, as well as locations throughout the South Jersey area.