What causes ankle pain?
Our team can help you discover the cause of your ankle pain. Once they find the cause, they plan your treatment effectively.
Your ankles are the joints connecting your feet to your legs. They’re responsible for supporting the majority of your body weight when you stand, walk, and run.
Like other joints, your ankles include bone, cartilage, and soft tissue like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Any of these structures can obtain damage from an injury, a degenerative disease, or general age-related wear-and-tear. Specific common causes include:
- Bone fractures
- Tendinitis (tendon inflammation)
- Nerve compression
- Joint infection
- Poor structural alignment
Does ankle pain come with any other symptoms?
Ankle injuries and degenerative damage often come with symptoms other than pain and discomfort. Additional symptoms can help your provider make an accurate diagnosis, along with imaging tests and other diagnostic tools. When describing your pain to the team at Restore Osteo of Colorado, you should let them know if you also experience:
- Tingling or burning
- Redness and swelling
- Trouble standing or walking
If your ankle pain is mild, it might go away without treatment. You should book an appointment at Restore Osteo of Colorado if you have trouble standing or walking, if the pain lasts for a long time despite your attempts to care for it at home, or if you notice extreme swelling and bruising around the joint.
Which procedures should I consider for ankle pain?
Restore Osteo of Colorado is proud to offer several approaches to relieve ankle pain. After an initial consultation and evaluation, your provider creates an individualized plan to relieve your pain and instability with long-term results. Your personalized plan might include:
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Tissue supplementation regenerative therapy
- Joint injections
- Weight loss
Your provider helps you book follow-up appointments so they can evaluate your injury or condition’s improvement over time. They can also offer you nutritional guidance to help alleviate inflammation causing pain in your ankle and can answer all your questions along the way.
How should I care for my ankle at home?
Before you visit Restore Osteo of Colorado or between appointments, there are ways to improve your ankle pain at home to improve your overall treatment outcome. Using heat and ice therapy, keeping your ankle elevated while at rest to control swelling, and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications may all help.
To review all of your options, call Restore Osteo of Colorado, or book a consultation online today.