Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, fracture, nerve compression, infection or poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness and warmth in the involved area. The pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing and ankle motion.
Common symptoms you should look for in an ankle injury:
Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation and immobilization, but may also include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, physical therapy and cortisone injection. Dr. Pruitt can help you best determine the cause of the ankle pain and present you with viable treatment options, whether non-surgical or surgical.
At Orthopaedics, P.C., one of our specialties is treating ankle pain, whether it’s chronic or acute. Dr. Pruitt offers proven techniques in non-surgical treatments and orthopedic surgeries to help reduce or eliminate pain and immobility. Call us today to get on the road to relief from your ankle pain.