Same-Day Sprained Ankle Treatment in Silver Spring, MD
If a sprained ankle has left you seeking treatment, look no further than Fast Track Urgent Care. Our fully equipped immediate care centers in Silver Spring and Kensington, Maryland, are led by experienced clinicians who have backgrounds in emergency medicine. This means we can provide you with a high level of treatment in an efficient manner – and at a significantly lower cost than if you went to a hospital emergency room. Plus, we have extended hours every day to suit busy people like you and never require appointments, so you can receive the treatment you need, right when you need it.
What does sprained ankle treatment involve?
An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that hold the joint in place are stretched or torn. Some of the most common symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain when attempting to bear weight on the affected foot, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Treatment for an ankle sprain often involves immobilization with a brace, support tape, or bandage, but there are also several steps you can take at home to promote healing in the joint. For example, the “RICE” method involves:
- Rest. Stay off of your feet as much as possible.
- Ice. Placing an ice pack on your ankle can help reduce swelling and numb pain.
- Compression. Wrapping your ankle in an elastic bandage can also help reduce swelling.
- Elevation. Using a few pillows, raise your ankle above your heart while resting during the day or sleeping.
As a patient at Fast Track Urgent Care, you’ll be provided with detailed care instructions so you can get back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible.
Visit Fast Track Urgent Care in Silver Spring or Kensington today if you need immediate treatment for a sprained ankle. In the event that you or someone around you has an injury that is accompanied by loss of consciousness, uncontrolled bleeding, or visible deformity, call 911 immediately.