Ankle sprains can occur with normal walking from a mis-step or while wearing high-heeled shoes. In many cases, ankle sprains occur while working out or playing sports. Many professional athletes are side-lined from ankle injuries but are able to fully recover with rapid treatment. If you sprain your ankle, ice and rest the area and decrease your activities. If the problem does not resolve within a few days it is important to see a podiatrist for an exam, x-rays and possibly an ultrasound. In more severe cases, an MRI may be necessary to see if there are fractures and to understand the degree of ankle ligament damage that has occured. If you have sprained yout ankle, contact the foot and ankle doctors at Advanced Podiatry in Tampa Florida for treatment.