Outfielder Sprains Ankle During First Game Back from Injury

Matt KempMatt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers injured his ankle during Sunday’s game versus the Washington Nationals. The outfielder rolled on his ankle while sliding into home base, forcing Kemp to the game immediately as a result of his injury.

Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly commented that Kemp suffered an ankle sprain and will not be placed on the disabled list as a result. Sunday’s game was Kemp’s first day back on the field since sitting out for two weeks as a result of joint irritation in his left shoulder.

Just like Kemp, an ankle sprain can cause you to miss important competitive events. Ankle sprains should always be treated, no matter how minor it may seem. If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Bruce G. Greenfield DPM of Greenfield Podiatry to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful.

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