If a painful ankle has you hobbling around, hesitant to put pressure on your foot, or keeping you off your feet entirely, Dr. Darin Bush of Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can help you manage or treat your ankle pain.
No matter if your ankle pain is mild or severe, caused by injury or ailment, there is a treatment option that will work for you.
What can cause ankle pain?
- Sports injury
- Tears or stretching of the ligaments
- Weak ankles
- Foot structure
- Frequent wearing of poorly fitting or non-supportive shoes
When should I seek care for my ankle pain?
If your discomfort is short-lived and appears to be situational -- temporary discomfort after tripping or walking around in high heels, for example -- you may not need treatment. However, pain that is lasting or recurrent is a reason to talk to your podiatrist. Other signs you should make an appointment at our Fort Lauderdale, FL, office for your foot pain include redness, swelling, bruising, decreased mobility, or inability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
What are the treatment options for ankle pain?
Your podiatrist will tailor your treatment plan based on the cause of your ankle pain and the severity. Cases caused by minor strain to the ankle may be alleviated by icing the area, elevating the foot, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, and taking a rest from extensive activity for a few days.
Ankle pain due to the shape of your foot might respond to shoe insoles and a change in footwear, with a focus on cushioned, supportive, and well-fitting pairs of shoes.
In cases of significant ankle pain, you may be advised to wear an ankle brace, possibly given prescription painkillers, or set up with physical therapy. Ankle surgery may be necessary if your injury is intensive.
Make an appointment with Dr. Bush at Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, if ankle pain is affecting you. Call us at 954-414-7080.