Ankle Pain

What is Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain refers to any discomfort or distress occurring in the ankle joint or surrounding tissues. The ankle is a complex structure comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Its primary role is to support the body’s weight, allow for movement, and provide stability while walking, running, or standing. Given its crucial function and the stress it often undergoes, the ankle is susceptible to injuries and various medical conditions.

What are some causes of Ankle Pain?

Signs and symptoms associated with ankle pain include:

  • Localized Pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Warmth
  • Instability
  • Popping or Crunching Sounds
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Difficulty Bearing Weight

What are some treatments for Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain can arise from various causes, from injuries to chronic conditions, and thus, the treatments can vary based on the underlying issue. Here are some common treatments for ankle pain:

  • Rest and elevation
  • Ice application
  • Compression
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotic devices
  • Ankle braces or supports
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery (in specific cases)
  • Weight management

If you are experiencing persistent or severe ankle pain, it’s essential to seek professional evaluation and treatment. Dr. Dalal at Sole Focus Foot and Ankle specializes in podiatric care and can provide expert guidance and personalized treatment options to address your situation. Schedule an appointment for a thorough assessment and a tailored treatment plan to get you back on your feet comfortably.