The one good thing to come out of Achilles tendon sprains are no broken bones; however, when the joint becomes bruised, swollen, or unstable, it can leave you in unbearable pain. No matter the severity of your sprain, it’s best to have it looked at by a professional.
First, Second & Third Degree Sprains
For First Degree and Second Degree Sprains, these are fortunately treatable without needing surgery. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key for the fastest, most effective recovery. Third Degree Sprains, however, involve torn ligaments, resulting in severe stiffness, swelling and pain. Getting around on your own with a Third Degree Sprain can be extremely hard; therefore, we recommend around-the-clock assistance. Corrective surgery is required to fix Third Degree Sprains.
If you’ve suffered an Achilles tendon sprain and are in the greater San Antonio & Kerrville, TX areas, call us today to schedule an appointment! You can rely on us to treat your Achilles tendon sprain with care and to get you back on your feet again!
No matter how minor you think your Achilles tendon sprain might be, it’s best to have it diagnosed by a podiatrist who will tell you what your options are for the fastest, most comfortable healing process. Call Dr. Fish of the office of Shay Fish, DPM today.