In NYC jogging may not be what it was in the 1970s, when everyone was doing it dressed in the latest fashion craze, the headband. But there are still tons of people who enjoy getting out there and hittin’ the pavement. Jogging makes good sense. In terms of an exercise to get fit with, think about this: Have you ever seen a fat person jogging? No! They don’t exist. Jogging can sometimes wreak havoc on your ankles, and that’s when the walkin clinic rears its head.
It’s been awhile since Chrissie from Three’s Company was jogging in all her bosomy glory, but it’s still popular—and so is the sprained ankle. It happens fast and you know it when it occurs. There’s a quick pain—and then you are hobbling. Finishing your workout is out of the question. It’s time to get to the walk-in clinic of your choosing. NYC is full of them.
Don’t even think about visiting a hospital emergency room. They make you wait for hours and chances are you will leave sicker than when you went in. Hit a walk in clinic and let the doctor give your ankle the once over. A sprain is when you’ve stretched, or maybe torn, the ligaments in your ankle. This occurs when your foot moves inward at the same time that your ankle turns out.
Sprains range from mild to severe but the most important thing is to get to a doctor as soon as possible. An NYC walk in doctor possesses the skills to get you back up on that ankle in no time. Often an x-ray will be needed to make sure the bone was not broken. Then comes icing and bandaging to set the ankle in the proper position for healing.