Ankle Pain Treatment Options
Expert Treatment of Ankle Pain and Injuries
Advanced Foot & Ankle is your first call when you're experiencing chronic foot pain, or you've simply come to admit the bark in your ankle just has to get checked out. Don't ignore the problem and hope it fixes itself.
While you may be able to relieve some kinds of ankle pain with simple home remedies, if you aren't seeing results, refusing to see a professional can only make things worse.
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.
- Ankle instability
- Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels
- Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle
- Repeated ankle sprains
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
- Ankle braces or other supports
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.
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