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?
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.
Ankle sprains have three grades:
Grade 1: Stretched or Slightly Torn Ligament
Grade 2: Larger Incomplete Tear
Grade 3: Complete Tear
Tendonitis of the Ankle
A tendon is the fibrous tissue that connects the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis refers to the inflammation of a tendon.
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.
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).
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)
Stress fractures and mild ankle breaks can be treated with a splint, cast, or walking boot. This stabilizes the joint, allowing the bone to heal and minimizing ankle pain. Major fractures may require surgery.
Whatever the treatment involves, 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.
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