What's an Ankle Sprain?

An ankle sprain or strain is an injury to ankle ligaments, muscles, and/or tendons.  It can cause mild to significant tenderness and pain to the touch, mild to severe swelling of the ankle and foot, and mild to severe bruising or discoloration of the skin. Depending on severity, the ankle may not be able to bear any weight or have any range of motion.


Ankle Sprain Treatment

After an ankle sprain or strain, it is recommended to be evaluated by a physician. Delaying treatment can make the injury worse. Dr. Richardson has 18 years of experience in treating ankle sprains and strains with young children, adults and more mature patients.

A sprained ankle may need an X-Ray to identify possible fractures. We have a state-of-the-art digital X-Ray system on-site to save our patients time and cost.  Our system has the flexibility to maintain comfort for a patient while performing imaging.

It's important to get the correct diagnosis of ankle sprain vs. ankle fracture, so that the correct treatment protocol can be given. The best results are when treatment can be started very soon after injury.

Depending on the degree and nature of the injury, treatment may include wearing an ankle brace to support the ankle, or possibly a walking boot. We keep these devices in stock at our clinic.

Although it's rare, severe or chronic ankle sprains and strains may require surgery. Patients who require surgery need extra time to recover, as well as physical therapy for weeks to months.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm


Redmond Foot & Ankle is the podiatry clinic of Dr. Amy Richardson. We are a full service podiatry clinic located in the heart of Redmond, Washington. We provide experienced foot and ankle care in a professional and comfortable setting.

Dr. Richardson is board-certified with 19 years of experience.  She uses an individual approach to meet the needs of all her patients, from young children to the more mature. As both a surgeon and clinician, she has solved a diverse range of foot and ankle ailments.

Redmond Foot & Ankle accepts most insurances (see list).  Our clinic is modern, comfortable, and clean. The clinic has a state-of-the-art digital x-ray system on-site that saves our patients time and expense. We also use the latest in 3D digital foot scanners to create precise custom orthotics. We have convenient free easily accessible parking.

Call us at 425-658-0658

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm. Friday: 9am to 3pm