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Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can compromise your mobility and quality of life.

At Washington Foot and Ankle, we offer a variety of treatments to reduce ankle pain and restore proper movement, function, and comfort.

How do I know if I need a doctor in Romeo, MI, for ankle pain?

Contact Washington Foot and Ankle For Help With Ankle Pain and Conditions 

If you are experiencing ankle pain, Dr. Corbin can help. We can schedule a same-day appointment to diagnose the issue and form a treatment plan to get you back on your feet. You can contact us online or call our office in Romeo, MI, at (586) 372-7200.

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Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I never had to wait more than a few minutes in the waiting room.

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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Corbin and Staff. They made everything from scheduling appointments to post surgical care stress free. Dr Corbin explained treatments and valued my opinion on how proceed. A great clinic with caring people.

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Immediate Home Care  To Ease Pain After an Ankle Injury

When your ankle hurts and shows signs of swelling, you should err on the side of caution and follow the steps of RICE: 

  1. Rest: Stay off of your ankle or foot until further notice so you don't accidentally make the injury worse. 
  2. Ice: Apply ice to the injured area with a cloth or other barrier between the ice and your skin. 
  3. Compression: Wrap your ankle with bandages so it feels snug without cutting off your circulation. 
  4. Elevation: Try to rest your foot and ankle where they're elevated higher than your heart, usually on a pillow. 

If RICE does not help the symptoms within a few hours or the symptoms become worse, then you should contact our office in Romeo, MI, for medical assistance. 

Risk Factors for Ankle Pain

While sports and other physical activities are a common cause of ankle pain and injuries, there are many factors that can contribute to ankle pain, such as: 

  • Arthritis 
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity
  • Physical trauma 

Other factors like an unbalanced diet or tobacco use can weaken your bones, increasing your chances of injury.  

Sprains: A Common Cause of Ankle Pain

The ankle comprises bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that connect the foot to the leg.

Sprains are the result of torn or stretched ligaments.

a graphic showing the lateral view of the ankle, pointing out the posterior tibiofibular ligament, anterior tibiofibular ligament, posterior talofibular ligament, calcaneofibular ligament, and anterior talofibular ligament. Also showing someone spraining their ankle.

Ankle sprains have three grades:

Stretched or Slightly Torn Ligament

Grade 1: Stretched or Slightly Torn Ligament

Larger Incomplete Tear

Grade 2: Larger Incomplete Tear

complete tear

Grade 3: Complete Tear

What else can cause ankle pain?

A Broken Ankle Fractures to Any of the Ankle Joint Bones

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Types of Fractures

Broken ankles involve fractures to one or all of the three bones that comprise the ankle joint: the talus (the ankle bone), the medial malleolus of the tibia, and the lateral malleolus of the fibula. The most common types of ankle fractures include:

  • Lateral malleolus fracture
  • Bimalleolar ankle fracture
  • Trimalleolar ankle fracture
  • Pilon fracture (aka plafond fracture)

Potential Treatments

Stress fractures and mild ankle breaks can be treated with a splint, cast, or walking boot. These treatments stabilize the joint, allowing the bone to heal and minimizing ankle pain. Major fractures may require surgery and physical therapy. 

Tendonitis of the Ankle

Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect your muscles to your bone. Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of a tendon.

Peroneal Tendonitis

There are two peroneal tendons in each leg that run along the fibula — one connecting to the arch and the other to the base of the little toe. The peroneal tendons help provide ankle stability. Peroneal tendonitis is usually caused by improper footwear or excessive strain.

Achilles Tendonitis

Continued stress on the Achilles tendon can result in inflammation over time. Achilles tendonitis can affect the middle part of the tendon (noninsertional) or the lower part of the tendon closer to the heel (insertional).

illustration of swollen Achilles tendon

Whether your treatment involves physical therapy or advanced surgery, Dr. Corbin's primary aim is to reduce ankle pain and restore as much of a patient's mobility, independence, and quality of life as possible.

"A great experience overall" 


Michelle DeMeyer


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What a great clinic; respectful and pleasant, from the time you walk in, till you walk out, on the phone, and then to the operating room. What a great experience overall! Definitely recommend Dr. Corbin and her wonderful staff! 

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Deana Young


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I would absolutely recommend Dr. Corbin and Staff. They made everything from scheduling appointments to post surgical care stress free. Dr Corbin explained treatments and valued my opinion on how proceed. A great clinic with caring people.

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Request an Appointment

Do not let foot and ankle problems slow you down. Put your best foot forward with the professionals at Washington Foot and Ankle. Call (586) 372-7200 to make a same-day appointment or request one online. We will be more than happy to help you get back on your feet.

Dr. Corbin

Washington Foot & Ankle

Dr. Chanda J. Corbin and the team at Washington Foot and Ankle in Romeo want to help patients of all ages maintain their mobility and put their best foot forward. Dr. Corbin is:

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • A Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • A staff member at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI
  • An instructor at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

To book a same-day appointment, reach out to us online or call us at (586) 372-7200.

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