People of all ages are susceptible to injuries and diseases that cause ankle pain. The expert orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine diagnose and treat ankle pain at their three clinics, in McKinney, Prosper, and Sherman, Texas. If you or a loved one has ankle pain, call or book an appointment online today. You can also drop by their McKinney clinic without an appointment for prompt treatment of acute and sports-related ankle injuries.
Your ankles are complex joints that allow you to run, jump, and move throughout your day. The ankle consists of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are prone to injury and degenerative wear.
Ankle pain appears when you experience discomfort in one or both of your ankles. This pain can make it difficult to walk and can be accompanied by other symptoms, including:
Ankle pain can appear suddenly like after a fall or other acute trauma. At other times, ankle pain can develop slowly and become increasingly worse.
Sprains and fractures are the most common causes of ankle pain. The skilled team at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine diagnoses and treats a wide range of foot and ankle problems, including:
Long-lasting (chronic) conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can also affect the ankle and lead to ankle pain.
You should schedule an appointment at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine any time you experience ankle pain that lasts longer than a few days and doesn’t improve with self-care like rest and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine.
If you have severe ankle pain that prevents you from bearing weight on the injured foot or is accompanied by redness and swelling, you should seek treatment right away.
Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has a walk-in injury clinic at their McKinney, Texas, office. They’re open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and offer the same services as their full-time clinics.
First, your provider reviews your symptoms and medical history. They carefully examine your foot, ankle, and lower leg and can take X-rays or order another imagining test.
After they diagnose your ankle problem, the team at Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine creates an individualized treatment plan to get you back on your feet. Treatment of ankle pain varies depending on your specific condition, but can include:
For timely and high-quality care of ankle pain, call Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.