At Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained ankle doctor is the expert in assessing, diagnosing, and treating ankle injuries and conditions.
Though most commonly the result of acute trauma or sports-related injuries, such as fractures and sprains, ankle pain can also be caused by overuse. Overuse injuries of the ankle typically result in agitation and discomfort, ranging from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).
If you think you are suffering from an ankle injury or condition, it may be time to seek treatment.
Consult a foot and ankle specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Sudden onset of acute pain
- Pain when you’re not bearing weight
- Pain that lingers for more than two weeks
- Localized swelling that persists or worsens after 2 – 3 days
- Stiffness or weakness restricting your range of motion
Additionally, if you develop a fever or experience increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected area, seek immediate treatment from a foot and ankle specialist, as these symptoms may indicate an infection.
Ankle pain typically does not subside without proper treatment due to constant weight bearing, stress, and frequency of use. Committed to delivering specialized and compassionate foot and ankle care, the ankle doctor at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists understands that an accurate diagnosis is crucial in determining the most effective course of treatment for your individual condition.
To consult with our ankle doctor at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, please schedule an appointment online or call (800) 762-1177.