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Sources of Ankle Pain

Monday, 17 August 2020 00:00

A common cause of ankle pain is a sprained ankle. This can cause limited mobility, and it is generally uncomfortable as the healing process occurs. Research has indicated that scar tissue can be a source of ankle pain, and this may originate from past ankle surgeries or injuries. Pain in the ankle that is intermittent can indicate a ligament tear, and may be accompanied by swelling. The ankle may be broken if a fall has occurred, and wearing a cast or walking boot may be required as it heals. If you are experiencing any type of ankle pain, it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and treat any type of ankle pain.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with John Baker, DPM from John Baker, DPM. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.

Causes

The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis

Symptoms

Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.

Diagnosis

Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.

Treatment

Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Our office located in Spring Hill and Homosassa, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

 

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