Anyone at any time can injure their ankle and have ankle pain. If you’re experiencing ankle pain, getting it checked out by one of the specialists at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc., with six convenient locations in Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Palmdale, and Westlake Village, California, can help you get the treatment you need so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy. Call today or schedule an appointment at the location most convenient to you using the online booking button.
Your ankle is a complex set of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, and any injury or damage to any of the parts of your ankle can result in ankle pain. Common symptoms that may indicate something is wrong with your ankle include:
No one is immune to an injury that may cause ankle pain. But young male athletes and women over age 30 tend to develop ankle pain more often than other demographics.
Your ankle pain may be due to any number of causes. But a sprain is the most common cause of ankle pain. A sprain is an injury to the ligament that connects your ankle to your foot. These types of injuries usually occur when your ankle rolls inward or outward, causing the ligament to stretch beyond its limit.
Other causes include:
To determine the cause of your ankle pain, your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. will ask you questions about the onset of your pain and the activity that may have resulted in the pain. Your specialist will then examine your ankle and, if needed, order diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to confirm a diagnosis.
If they suspect an infection, your specialist may take a sample of fluid from your ankle for testing.
Treatment for ankle pain depends on the cause. Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. develops a personalized treatment plan for you to help relieve your pain and manage the underlying cause.
Treatment may include:
Your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc. will recommend you use crutches when you’re ambulating to help you bear the weight and promote healing.
Depending on your injury and lifestyle, your specialist at Foot & Ankle Concepts, Inc. may recommend physical therapy to help restore function, range of motion, and strength in your ankle.
Only with severe ankle injuries, such as an open fracture or a torn ligament, is surgery necessary.
For management of your ankle pain, call the experts at Foot & Ankle Concepts Inc., or book an appointment online.