When should I see a healthcare provider for a sprain?
- You have severe pain and cannot put weight on the injured joint.
- The injured area looks crooked, has lumps and bumps (other than swelling) that you do not see on the uninjured joint.
- You cannot move the injured joint.
- There is numbness in any part of the injured area.
- Redness or red streaks spread out from the injury.
- You injure an area that has been injured before.
- You have pain, swelling or redness over a bony part of your foot.
- You are in doubt about the seriousness of the injury and/or how to care for it.