What Does My Ankle Pain Mean?

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What Does My Ankle Pain Mean?

 

Experiencing pain in any part of your body can be especially troubling because while pain is uncomfortable, it is a sign that your brain is trying to tell you something.If you are feeling pain in a specific area, it’s best to visit a doctor who can accurately diagnose the cause of your pain. So, what does it mean when your ankle joint begins to hurt? Arthritis? Bursitis? A sprain? Call us at Cherrywood Foot Care for an appointment with a great podiatrist in Nassau County!

 

Foot facts:

 

The foot:

  • Is a complicated extremity, comprising of 26 different bones.
  • Has 33 joints.
  • Is comprised of over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Is connected to your leg via your ankle joint- the glue that helps in guiding your foot where it wants to go.

Anytime you have pain in a joint, it’s important to have the joint looked at by a specialist to get ahead of the problem.

 

Ankle pain quick facts:

 

  • Pain on the outside of the ankle can occur after a sprained ankle.
  • If you are an athlete- stick to using a brace instead of tape once you get back in the game. Braces are more effective at preventing an ankle sprain than taping.
  • Multiple non-surgical treatments are available for ankle pain, including injections, bracing, medications, immobilization, and physical therapy.
    • If you’re looking for a podiatrist in Nassau County, contact us here.

 

Pain in your ankle can mean a variety of things. Sometimes pain develops following an injury, other times it develops due to a new problem causing condition. Cherrywood Foot Care treats most of the conditions that are giving you ankle pain, including but not limited to:

 

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

 

Experiencing significant pain in your ankle? Visit a podiatrist! Cherrywood Foot Care offers you a team of doctors with a plethora of services! If you’re looking for a podiatrist in Nassau County, visit our website for more information on how to make an appointment with one of our podiatrists today.