Ankle Pain

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Greenville, TX & Rockwall, TX

Agonizing throbbing and aching pain in your ankle warrants a thorough podiatric examination, especially if your ankle seems unstable. At Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Greenville and Rockwall, Texas, you can undergo comprehensive ankle pain diagnostics with Steven Brancheau, DPM; Paul Brancheau, DPM; or Ryan Pinedo, DPM. Your podiatrist can get to the root of your condition and get you started on treatment as soon as possible. Before your ankle pain progresses, see how the team can help. Book your appointment online or call to schedule at either location.

Ankle Pain Q & A

Why do I have ankle pain?

In most cases, a sprain is the cause of pain in your ankle. A sprain occurs when you tear, overuse, or overstretch one or more of the ligaments that support and stabilize your ankle. 

While sprains are the most common source of ankle pain, they’re not the only cause. Your ankle pain may be a sign of:

  • Bone fracture
  • Muscle strain
  • Nerve compression
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Improper alignment
  • Arthritis, including gout

It’s even possible that you’re experiencing ankle pain because of an old injury. For example, if you sprained your ankle months or even years ago and never completed physical therapy, you may have ongoing issues with ankle instability that could be contributing to your pain.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for ankle pain?

Yes. The team at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists is experts in diagnosing the cause of ankle pain and providing integrative treatment solutions to restore your normal ankle functions. It’s important to come in for an evaluation if you experience one or more of the following issues:

  • Swelling
  • Dull ache 
  • Tenderness 
  • Stabbing pain
  • Redness or warmth over your ankle joint

You also need to have an exam at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists if it feels like your ankle is going to give way or if you can’t bear weight on it. 

How is ankle pain treated?

After looking at an X-ray or another type of diagnostic imaging, your podiatrist at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists talks with you about your condition and which treatments you may need. 

Promoting ankle healing and resolving pain can include combining any of the following treatments:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Bracing or splinting 
  • Cortisone injections
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE therapy)

More serious conditions that won’t respond to conservative treatments may require surgical intervention. If needed, your dedicated podiatrist at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists can surgically repair broken bones, ruptured connective tissues, arthritic deterioration, and more. 

If you’re suffering from ankle pain, look no further than Family Foot & Ankle Specialists. Simply click on the online scheduler or call the clinic nearest you directly.