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Ankle Pain Specialist

Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

When ankle pain becomes chronic and interferes with your quality of life, the experts at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood of Chicago offer several on-site diagnostics to determine the cause of your pain. Using customized treatment plans, the staff can address pain, instability, and other issues that affect your ankle to prevent long-term damage or deformity. Schedule an evaluation for your ankle pain without delay. You can book conveniently online or by calling the office today.

Ankle Pain Q & A

What causes ankle pain?

Your ankles are made up of bones, tendons, and ligaments that are susceptible to injury, damage from disease, or age-related degeneration. Any of these issues can result in acute or chronic pain that makes it difficult to walk or stay physically active.

Common conditions that cause ankle pain include:

  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Joint inflammation

It’s important to get an evaluation for unexplained ankle pain at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists as soon as possible to prevent a worsening of your injury or pain. Even minor ankle conditions can become more severe, causing mobility issues and deformities, without proper treatment.

How is ankle pain diagnosed?

During your initial consultation, your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists physician reviews your medical history and the activities you were doing before the pain started. They also evaluate any other symptoms that accompany your pain, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Instability
  • Open wounds

If they suspect a break or fracture is causing your condition, your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists provider may order an X-ray to evaluate the inner structures of your ankle. Other imaging tests, including an MRI or ultrasound, can be useful in identifying the cause of unexplained pain.

What treatments are available for ankle pain?

Your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists physician tailors a treatment plan to meet your needs, based on your diagnosis and the severity of your condition.

To alleviate pain, your physician may recommend over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers or anti-inflammatories. For sprains and other soft tissue injuries, you may need to keep weight off your ankle and frequently elevate it to allow for healing. Ice therapy can also reduce swelling.

If you have chronic pain due to arthritis or joint inflammation, your Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists provider may administer injections that contain a local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory to quickly relieve pain. They can also create a long-term treatment plan to address chronic pain due to underlying medical conditions.

For breaks or fractures, you may need surgery to reset the bone and ensure it heals properly. Following your procedure, physical therapy can be effective in restoring your ankle mobility and functionality.

Schedule a consultation for your ankle pain today, online or by phone, to learn more about your treatment options for ankle pain.

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