Ankle pain is uncomfortable and scary because your ankle can give out at any time when you’re hurting badly. Family Foot & Ankle Center’s dedicated foot and ankle pain specialists offer full-spectrum podiatry for ankle pain, including a prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment to get you back on your feet without fear. Call the Upland, California, office today or click on the online booking feature for help with ankle pain.

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What causes ankle pain?

Ankle pain can stem from:

Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains happen when a bad landing, fall, or other accident causes ligament stretching or tearing. The most common ankle sprains involve rolling your foot onto the outer ankle.

Fractures

Ankle fractures involve a break in one of the ankle bones. Fractures can be severe, with a complete break across the affected bone, or much milder, like a crack that doesn’t break the bone all the way (stress fracture).

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are common forms of arthritis in the ankle. Arthritis causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and warmth in the ankle joint.

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation in the Achilles tendon. While the tendon runs down the lower leg and into the heel, the pain isn’t limited to that area. Many people experience ankle pain with Achilles tendinitis.

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation in the small sacs (the bursa) that pad the small area between bones and tendons. It can cause ankle pain and swelling.

Many other things can cause ankle pain, too. The team uses advanced diagnostic tools to determine why you’re in pain.

What should I do when I have ankle pain?

When ankle pain starts, get off your feet and rest your ankle. Apply ice packs in rounds of 20 minutes each, raising your ankle to about the heart level as you rest. You can also lightly apply an elastic bandage to help reduce swelling and discomfort.

If your symptoms last longer than a few days, call in the experts at Family Foot & Ankle Center. Acting fast can provide you with quick relief and ensure that your condition won’t get worse.

What can I expect from ankle pain treatment?

After diagnosing your condition, the team draws up a personalized treatment plan. The team focuses on healing your ankle from within, providing you with the best chance of long-lasting pain relief.

Your treatment depends on your condition and can include:

  • Medication, like Krystexxa® for gout
  • Ankle foot orthosis (AFO), like the Balance Brace
  • Injections, like corticosteroid and anesthetic injections
  • Physical therapy to improve range of motion, strength, and flexibility

Some severe ankle injuries will require surgery. The team often uses minimally invasive surgery to correct severe ankle problems.

Call Family Foot & Ankle Center now or click the online booking feature to make your appointment.