Your Achilles tendon is your strongest and largest tendon in your body. It is also known as the heel cord or calcaneal tendon. It is located on the back of your leg and connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. That makes it a very important part of your body, and if something goes wrong with it, it can affect many other important functions of your body.
Nothing will ruin a backyard baseball game, an after-work gym session, or other fun, outdoor summer activities like a painful ankle strain or sprain. These occur when the ligaments, muscles, or tendons that support the ankle are overstretched or torn, resulting in pain, swelling, bruising and an inability to walk comfortably that can sideline you for weeks.
While some strains and sprains are minor, others are not - and going without adequate treatment and professional care can result in permanent damage; not to mention further, more debilitating injury down the line.
The orthopedic and sports medicine experts at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians specialize in minimally invasive treatments to help combat the pain of your ankle injury and get you back on your feet quickly. We offer a low provider-to-patient ratio to help optimize your time with us and ensure you the highest level of care.
Not sure if your ankle sprain calls for a trip to our offices? If you're experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, make give us a call today:
- Severe pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Severe swelling or bruising
- An injury that shows no improvement after a week
- Inability to put any weight on the affected ankle
5730 Glenridge Dr NE, Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: (678) 752-7246