Find out what might be causing your ankle pain and discomfort.
Without your ankles we wouldn’t be able to enjoy a lot of life’s little pleasures, from playing sports to dancing with your crush. In fact, without our ankles, we wouldn’t be able to do much of anything. Ankles are just as responsible as our feet for keeping us mobile, so when something happens to our ankles we certainly know it. It’s important to turn to our Howell, NJ, podiatrist Dr. Richard Lesser when ankle problems affect you.
What is causing my ankle pain?
There are many reasons why someone might develop ankle pain. The pain may show up gradually or it may be sudden. Some people may experience a burning sensation while others may develop a throbbing pain. When you come in for a consultation our Howell, NJ, foot doctor will ask you a series of questions regarding the pain you are experiencing to help us determine what might be going on.
Common causes of ankle pain include:
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fracture
- Broken bone
- Bone bruise
When should I see a doctor?
If you aren’t sure what is causing your ankle problems then it’s a good idea to visit a podiatrist to find out what’s going on. Not only can we provide a diagnosis but we can also lay out a specific and detailed treatment plan that will help you heal effectively. Remember, not all ankle problems should be treated the same way. You should come in for a consultation if:
- You aren’t able to put weight on the ankle
- You have pain or difficulty walking
- The ankle feels weak, unstable or about to “give out”
- Ankle pain lasts for more than a few days
- Ankle pain is getting worse
- There is a deformity present
- You are unable to bend or move the ankle
- There is severe swelling around the ankle
- You notice signs of an infection (e.g. warm skin; fever)
If you are dealing with ankle pain, swelling or other symptoms it’s a good idea to have a footcare
professional take a look as soon as possible. Call Family Foot Health Center in Howell, NJ, today to find out how we can help you.