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?
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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:
- Rest: Stay off of your ankle or foot until further notice so you don't accidentally make the injury worse.
- Ice: Apply ice to the injured area with a cloth or other barrier between the ice and your skin.
- Compression: Wrap your ankle with bandages so it feels snug without cutting off your circulation.
- 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:
- 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.
Ankle sprains have three grades:
Grade 1: Stretched or Slightly Torn Ligament
Grade 2: Larger Incomplete Tear
Grade 3: Complete Tear
What else can cause ankle pain?
A Broken Ankle Fractures to Any of the Ankle Joint Bones
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. 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.
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).
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.
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