Taking a casual attitude toward a sprained ankle may lead to crippling pain. You may also get limited range of motion, ankle instability (with possibility of re-injury) and arthritis.  Sprained ankles are serious business.

A Sprained Ankle often means a Broken Bone

Many times someone comes in with a sprained ankle only to find out they have a broken bone in their foot or leg. If bones around the ankle heal wrong, you could end up with long term problems with your ankle.

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How Do I Know If I Have a Sprained Ankle?

Did you know that, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, 25,000 Americans are treated for sprained ankles every day with 40 percent of them being misdiagnosed or wrongly treated.

By going to the podiatrist first, you are assured that you are being examined by an expert who only treats feet and ankles. You also get faster treatment and may be able to avoid the long waiting times and high cost of the emergency room.

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What Does A Sprained Ankle Feel Like?

Patients with a sprained ankle will have a swollen, painful ankle that may also look black and blue.   The bruising and swelling are caused by broken blood vessels from the tearing of soft tissue. You will notice that the black and blue area gets larger over a 24 hour period. There will be additional swelling over the next 24 hours.

Why Do I Keep Spraining My Ankle?

Some people are predisposed to ankle sprains. People most at risks for ankle sprains have a heel that is slightly turned toward the inside of their foot. People who are active in sports that have running and jumping are also prone to ankle sprains.

How Can I Protect My Ankle?

There are special braces that can be worn to protect you from re-injury. Some are specially designed to be used in sneakers so you can still play sports. Orthotics are also helpful since they reposition your foot to a more neutral position. Exercises to strengthen your ankles are also good.


If you think you have had a sprained ankle, call for an appointment to get checked out (845) 298-9074 and our friendly staff  at Hollowbrook Foot Specialist will make a convenient appointment for you. We will give you an emergency appointment so you can be on the road to recovery faster.


By: David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

bob 5 star review

GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

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The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
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