Ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, from arthritis to an injury or another underlying medical condition. The experts at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. in Novi, Michigan are committed to finding the root cause of your ankle pain and determining the most appropriate course of treatment. Ankle pain can affect your foot, your leg, and the way you walk and move. The right treatments can alleviate your pain. Start by booking your consultation online or calling the office today.
Your ankle is composed of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones, and it’s strong enough to bear your body weight while allowing you to run, jump, and move around. If any element of your ankle is inflamed, strained, or injured, you may feel mild to severe pain on the outside or inside of your ankle, or along the Achilles tendon.
A number of medical conditions and injuries can lead to inflammation and pain in the ankle, including:
If you have severe pain and swelling, an open wound or deformity, signs of infection, or you can’t put weight on your foot, it’s especially important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Perhaps the most common ankle injuries are sprains and strains, identified by the specific elements in the ankle that are affected by the injury.
The optimal treatment for your ankle pain depends on the precise cause. After obtaining an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis, your podiatrist might recommend:
While surgery is typically a last resort, it might be necessary in severe cases. The doctors at Associated Podiatrists, P.C. are skilled and experienced foot and ankle surgeons with operating privileges at several area hospitals.
Working with a qualified podiatrist can help you to:
If you’re experiencing ankle pain, book your consultation online or call the office today.