Don't Ignore Your Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is an unfortunate situation which can quickly make walking or even standing difficult, especially when left untreated. If you experience ankle pain which begins affecting your daily life, you should consult with your podiatrist to overcome your discomfort and get back on your feet. Learn about ankle pain treatments with your doctora at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee with offices in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Flushing and Brooklyn, NY.
What causes ankle pain?
Ankle pain often comes from injury or trauma to the bones, soft tissues or joint itself. However, ankle pain can also come from underlying conditions which you may or may not know you have. Some of the most common causes of ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- sprained ankle
- stress fracture
- plantar fasciitis
- chronic ankle instability
You should see a doctor about your ankle pain when it begins affecting your daily life. If you experience severe pain, see a deformity in your ankle, or cannot put any weight on your foot, you should seek medical attention immediately. See your doctor as soon as possible if you have pain or swelling which does not go away after a few days.
How can my podiatrist help my ankle pain?
Your doctor will first seek to pinpoint the cause of your ankle pain through a physical examination and, if necessary, x-rays or MRIs. After finding the cause of your pain, your doctor can begin to determine the best treatment plan for your situation. Treatment often begins at home with resting, icing and elevating the foot to reduce pain and swelling. However, your doctor may also recommend other medical treatments.
Treating Ankle Pain in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Flushing and Brooklyn
Your doctor may recommend wearing a brace on your ankle to stabilize it during everyday use. The ankle may also benefit from physical therapy or hot/cold therapy. Your doctor may use corticosteroid shots to relieve pain and discomfort or suggest prescription medications. In severe cases, you may require surgery.
For more information on ankle pain and its treatments please contact your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Call (201) 363-9844 to schedule an appointment at the Fort Lee, NJ location, (973) 962-7775 to schedule an appointment at the Ringwood, NJ location, (718) 263-3668 to schedule an appointment at the Flushing, NY location, and (718) 495-3668 to schedule an appointment at the Brooklyn, NY location.