Ronaldo Sprains Ankle in Game Against Barcelona

Real Madrid announced that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a slight ankle sprain in the team’s 2-2 draw with Barcelona. Ronaldo suffered the injury when Barcelona defender Gerard Pique ran into him from behind on the field. Ronaldo was seen limping from the sideline and originally came back into the game after the injury, but was ultimately taken out of the game at halftime. In regards to the injury, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says, “We will see tomorrow, with the tests, and do what we need, to see how his ankle is. He is a bit worried, as the ankle is a bit swollen, but he says it is not so much.”

Ankle sprains are common but need immediate attention. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Kennedy Legel from Advanced Foot & Ankle Care Specialists. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Dallas, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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