Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture, or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain.
However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).
If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.
- Sudden intense pain
- Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
- Pain that persists for more than two weeks
- Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
- Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling
You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.
Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. At Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, our ankle doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
To consult with an ankle doctor at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, please request an appointment online or call (573) 335-7040.
Why Choose Advanced Orthopedic Specialists?
Our ankle surgeons at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists have completed additional training specifically in the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, our foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Rickey L. Lents and Dr. R. August Ritter, III, have the training, experience, and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your ankle injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with an ankle surgeon at Advanced Orthopedic Specialists, please request an appointment online or call (573) 335-7040.