There are several causes of ankle pain, with accidents and chronic conditions being common factors. You can experience ankle pain if you’re extremely active, sedentary, or anywhere in between. Some of the most common reasons for ankle pain are:
In some cases, conditions that cause heel pain, for example, plantar fasciitis, can also trigger ankle pain if untreated.
Ankle pain may be a sign of a serious problem, so it usually requires treatment. It’s time to book an appointment at DeLoor Podiatry Associates if you have serious pain, difficulty standing, swelling, bruising, or limited range of motion.
If you have any of these symptoms and continue to stand and walk as usual, you can aggravate the injury and make the eventual treatment process far more complicated than necessary.
DeLoor Podiatry Associates offers several ankle pain treatments. The multidisciplinary team may recommend a combination of noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments to help you recover as quickly as possible. Some of the standout treatment options include:
Shockwave therapy sends controlled shockwaves into the injured tissue or bone in your ankle. Shockwave therapy jump starts your body's regenerative processes, improves circulation to the injury, and helps new blood vessels grow. If you have pain-causing calcifications — bony growths on your tendons or in other areas of your ankle — shockwave therapy can break them up, as well.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your blood's own concentrated plasma. PRP features a large amount of healthy platelets, up to 90% more than usual. Blood platelets release growth factors that encourage healing and cellular regeneration.
Laser energy can target the injured area in your ankle to stimulate regrowth, repair, and improve local blood flow. It can help with many types of ankle pain, including discomfort within the bone, muscles, nerves, and cartilage.
Tenjet is a procedure for chronic tendon pain. The treatment may help if your ankle pain is due to tendon damage, such as scar tissue buildup. With Tenjet, a supersonic water jet targets and destroys scar tissue without damaging your healthy tendon.
Along with your in-office treatments, the team may recommend wearing a brace, physical therapy, and activity modification as you recover.
It’s rare to need surgery for ankle pain. But, if you need surgery to repair damaged bone or tissue in your ankle, the team always recommends the most effective minimally invasive approach.
Call the DeLoor Podiatry Associates office nearest you or click the online link for ankle pain help.