Is it broken, sprained, or just sore? It’s not always easy to determine why you have ankle pain, but the experts at AHP Foot & Wound Care Specialists in Indianapolis can help. Under the guidance of podiatrist Dr. Todd Mann, patients can resolve a variety of foot and ankle related problems. Schedule an appointment today, before your pain worsens.
Ankle pain may happen for a variety of reasons, but it’s often due to a sprain or pressure resulting from consistent movement of the ankle joint. Other causes might include:
Some people also develop instability in the structural alignment of their bones and ligaments, which can cause ankle pain.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a broken or fractured ankle and a sprained ankle. Dr. Mann can assess if you have a break in the bone and, if so, will refer you to a specialist who can repair the fracture. If you’re unsure if it’s a break or a sprain, it’s best to make an appointment with our office to be sure.
Ankle pain caused by excessive activity or sports may subside naturally, but it’s wise to see Dr. Mann if:
After assessing your ankle to understand the cause of your pain, Dr. Mann might suggest several different approaches for treatment. These may include:
If there is an underlying medical condition that is causing your ankle pain, he may also recommend further testing or refer you to a specialist.
As one of the area’s top podiatrists and wound care experts, you can be sure you’re in good hands with Dr. Mann and his team of dedicated staff. Schedule an appointment today.