Since ankle pain might be a sign of something that could lead to severe ankle instability — like a sprain — it isn’t something you should ignore. With their expertise in advanced ankle treatments and minimally invasive surgery, Randy Leff, DPM, and Kevin Sorensen, DPM, of Michfoot Surgeons PC provide effective ankle pain solutions. Get relief from ankle pain and restore your ankle strength by booking your evaluation at this Southfield, Michigan-based podiatric practice today. Schedule online or over the phone.
Ankle Pain Q & A
What causes ankle pain?
Your ankle is one of the most vulnerable joints in your body. After all, it’s responsible for supporting your entire body weight and absorbing shock with every single step you take. Ankle pain can stem from an acute injury or from a chronic condition. Some of the most common and frequently treated causes of ankle pain include:
- Sprained ankle
- Achilles tendonitis
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Osteoarthritis, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis
- Fractures, including stress fractures
Whether your ankle pain is mild or severe, it’s important to get to the root of the issue and start treatment before your condition worsens.
When should I see a doctor for ankle pain?
Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen would like for you to come to Michfoot Surgeons PC for an evaluation as soon as your ankle pain begins. It’s particularly important to schedule an exam if your ankle pain is:
- Continuing to worsen or is not improving
- Keeping you from work or daily activities
- Associated with swelling or bruising
You also need to have your ankle evaluated if you notice an obvious deformity, such as a protrusion or bump, or if you can’t put any weight on the affected foot and ankle. The team at Michfoot Surgeons PC use in-office digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging to diagnose your ankle condition, so you can start your treatment plan right away.
How is ankle pain treated?
In many cases, bone and soft tissue injuries just need time to fully heal. But there are several things Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen can do to ensure you’re healing properly and to minimize discomfort in the meantime. Your ankle pain treatment plan may include:
- Compression wrapping
- Bracing, splinting, or casting
- Ultrasound or electrical therapy
- Physical therapy and strengthening exercises
As an alternative, Dr. Leff and Dr. Sorensen might suggest regenerative therapies such as platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy, or stem cell therapy injections. These modern treatments can promote new cell growth, minimize inflammation, and relieve pain*.
Before living another day with ankle pain, book an evaluation at Michfoot Surgeons PC. Click on the online scheduler to book, or call the clinic directly.
* Individual results may vary.