Ankle and Foot Pain
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The ankle is the intersection of three joints: the talocrural, subtalar, and inferior tibiofibular joint. These components provide the motion and flexibility necessary to run or walk. An injury to this area, whether it’s a tear or a strain, can cause intense ankle pain.
A sprain is the most common injury to the ankle. The damage typically occurs when people twist their foot out of its normal position. As a result, the ligaments stretch beyond their limit, and form microtears.
Ankle pain can also be severe. Just a small fracture to one of the bones will make putting pressure on the joint almost unbearable. The fibula is particularly vulnerable and more likely to break than the tibia. Other less common causes of ankle pain include arthritis, gout, degenerative muscle conditions, and infection.
Arthritis & Swelling in Ankle
The symptoms of ankle pain vary based on the underlying cause, which also determines the course of treatment. For instance, a sprain comes with swelling, bruising, and possible skin discoloration. People will find the region stiff and tender to the touch even after icing and rest.
Arthritis, which comes in several different forms, shares many of these symptoms. The condition involves an inflammation of the joints, and the potential for bone rubbing on bone due to wear and tear. The most prevalent forms of arthritis in the ankle include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
There is no single cause of hand or foot pain. Many times, direct injury or trauma will result in discomfort. It may also be subtle, such as overuse of a joint through repeated motions. Some of the potential causes include, but are not limited to: tendonitis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis.
One of the most common sources of foot pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is a byproduct of a fascia strain, which is a thick band of tissue running on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis, like many of the conditions mentioned above, is treatable with the help of a good medical provider.
Treatments Offered and Conditions Treated Include:
- Intra-articular Injections
- Plantar Fascitis
- Achillies Tendon