Ankle Pain Specialist

NeuroSpinecare, Inc.

Neurological and Spine Surgeons, Interventional Pain Management and Foot, Ankle & Podiatry Specialists located in Sheffield Village, OH

Your ankle is a complex joint responsible for bearing much of the weight of your body. Whether from an injury or underlying health condition, ankle pain is common. If you’re experiencing ankle pain and it’s affecting your ability to walk, the team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., can determine the underlying cause of your ankle pain and provide the most appropriate treatment. For a consultation, call the Sheffield Village, Ohio, office or request an appointment online.

Ankle Pain Q & A

What is ankle pain?

Ankle pain refers to the discomfort you feel in your ankle. You may feel the pain during activity or at rest. 

Your ankle is a complex joint made up of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The pain you feel in your ankle may be caused by an injury or disease related to any one of the components in the joint.

If you’re experiencing ankle pain, whether your pain is due to an acute injury or has been lingering for a while, the team at NeuroSpinecare can evaluate your ankle and provide the care you need to relieve your pain and improve function.

What are common causes of ankle pain?

In most cases, ankle pain is due to a sprained ankle, which occurs when you take a misstep causing the ligaments in your ankle to stretch or tear. But your ankle pain may also be due to a fracture, arthritis, or Achilles tendinitis, which is inflammation of the Achilles tendon.

What can I expect during an evaluation for ankle pain?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to NeuroSpinecare with concerns about ankle pain. During your evaluation, the team reviews your symptoms and medical history and closely evaluates your ankle.

To confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis, the team may recommend diagnostic testing, which can be completed at the office so you don’t need to go to another facility for additional testing. 

What are the treatments for ankle pain?

Treatment for your ankle pain may depend on the underlying cause of your discomfort. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory and/or pain medication
  • Physical therapy

If you fail to get relief from your ankle pain with conservative treatments, ankle surgery may be needed. The type of surgery may depend on the cause of your pain. For example, if you have a bad ankle sprain that’s not improving, the team may recommend ankle surgery to repair the ligament.

If your ankle pain is due to arthritis, you may benefit from an ankle fusion or joint replacement surgery to reduce your pain. 

To get relief from your ankle pain from an experienced team, that includes a podiatrist and pain management specialist, call NeuroSpinecare, Inc. or book online today.