Ankle Pain Treatment Options

Pain from ankle injuryExpert Treatment of Ankle Pain and Injuries

Ankles are complex structures made up of bones supported by muscles and ligaments, providing balance and stability to your whole body whenever you’re on your feet. The ankle is also the joint most often injured.

Our foot and ankle specialists provide a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for ankle disorders. Learn more about the most common types of ankle surgery and the types of ankle injuries and conditions we treat.

It’s important to have a foot and ankle specialist diagnose the source of your ankle pain. In some cases chronic ankle problems are actually caused by issues in the feet, toes or heels. Our caring and experienced podiatrists will determine the cause of the problem and design a treatment plan to relieve your pain quickly and get you back on your feet.

Ankle Sprain Treatment MilwaukeeAll About Ankle Sprains

Caused by unnatural twisting or too much strain on the ankle bones, ankle sprains often result in a tear of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle.

When not properly treated, ankle sprains develop into long-term problems. More than 25,000 people sprain their ankles each day, each with various severity and symptoms. Primary symptoms of ankle sprains are pain, swelling, and bruising.. Find out more about ankle sprains

Cuboid Foot Treatment MilwaukeeCuboid Syndrome Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Cuboid Syndrome is a subluxation of the cuboid bone located on the outer midfoot. This means the cuboid bone is not in normal alignment with the other foot bones. This condition can develop slowly over time from repetitive strain, or as the result of a single injury.

Lateral foot pain (pain on the outer edge of your foot) is usually the first symptom people notice.A cuboid subluxation often occurs with an ankle sprain. Persistent lateral foot pain after a sprained ankle has healed can indicate cuboid syndrome. Find out more about cuboid syndrome

Obesity Foot Pain MilwaukeeFoot & Ankle Problems Associated with Being Overweight

Being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of pain, chronic problems and injury in the feet, ankles, hips and back. Weight gain also contributes to developing more serious health conditions such as gout, diabetes and osteoarthritis.

Carrying extra weight can change the way you stand and walk and cause painful symptoms making physical activity challenging. Find out how weight gain can affect your feet, ankles and body and how to treat symptoms effectively. Learn more about obesity-related foot pain and prevention

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. Ankle sprains can also cause a subluxation of the cuboid bone, resulting in chronic lateral foot pain.

Symptoms

  • Ankle instability
  • Difficulty walking on uneven Milwaukee ankle and foot care doctorground or in high heels
  • Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle
  • Repeated ankle sprains
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Treatment

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Ankle braces or other supports
  • Steroids
  • Immobilization

Osteochondritis

Osteochondritis is a lesion that usually causes pain and stiffness of the ankle joint and affects all age groups. Osteochondritis is caused by a twisting-type injury to the ankle. Symptoms include swelling and ankle pain.

Immobilization of the foot and ankle for a period of time usually resolves the problem. In more severe cases however, surgery may be indicated. During the surgery, loose fragments of cartilage and bone are removed from the ankle joint and, in some cases, small drill holes are made in the defect to stimulate new blood vessels and help form scar tissue that will fill the defect.

Contact ankle doctors at Advanced Foot and Ankle of Wisconsin today to make an appointment.