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Pain experienced in the ankle can be caused by a multitude of
conditions. While the most common cause is an ankle sprain,
other possible problems can include arthritis, gout, ankle
instability, ankle fracture, nerve compression, or tendinitis. In
more serious cases, ankle pain can be a sign of improper
alignment of the foot or an infection.
Ankle pain can often be accompanied by symptoms such as
redness, swelling, stiffness and warm in the affected area. Pain
can be described differently depending on the condition; short,
stabbing pain and a dull ache are some examples. If such
symptoms are persistent and do not improve after time, be sure
to schedule an appointment with your local podiatrist.
Depending on the condition behind your ankle pain, different
treatments may be prescribed by your podiatrist. For ankle
sprains, the first step in treatment involves rest, ice, elevation,
and compression. Be sure to avoid placing pressure on the
ankle, use an ice pack several times a day, and use a
compression bandage and elevation to reduce swelling. Other
more serious conditions may require the assistance of certain
drugs and medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, or even cortisone injections.
Consult with your foot and ankle doctor to best determine the
cause of your ankle pain and the appropriate treatment.
Depending on the severity of your ankle pain and the condition
behind it, recovery from ankle pain may take some time.
Kelly N. May, DPM, FACFAS
Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery®
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