Whether from a fall or a poorly landed jump, ankle pain is common. Though the cause of the pain may vary, you shouldn’t ignore your symptoms. At Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey, the team can determine the cause of your ankle pain and develop the best treatment plan for you. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
What causes ankle pain?
Your ankle is a complex joint made up of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that help you run, walk, and jump. Ankle pain may develop from an underlying disease or after an injury that damages one or more of the components that make up your joint.
Common causes of ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome (nerve compression)
The team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine specializes in all types of ankle pain, whether from a sports or work injury or instability from an old ankle sprain.
When should I seek medical attention for ankle pain?
Rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication may be all you need to alleviate your ankle pain. However, if at-home care fails to improve your pain within a day or two or your ankle pain developed after an injury, it’s time to schedule a consultation with the experts at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine.
What can I expect during an evaluation for ankle pain?
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see the experts at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine for your ankle pain.
During the exam, your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms and when and how they started, as well as the type of pain you feel and the activities that exacerbate your symptoms.
They also review your medical history, usual activities, and examine your ankle. To better understand the cause of your ankle pain, your provider may request diagnostic imaging, such as digital X-rays or MRI, which they conduct on-site.
How is ankle pain treated?
Your provider creates a personalized treatment plan for your ankle pain based on the underlying cause. The goal of your plan is to provide the treatments and therapies needed to support your body’s natural healing powers to help you avoid surgery.
Treatment for ankle pain at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine includes:
- Oral medications
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative medicine
Your provider works closely with you and adjusts your plan as needed to ensure a quick and safe recovery.
For a non-surgical approach to the management of ankle pain, call Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine or request an appointment online today.