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What is Causing My Ankle Pain?

Ankle Pain CausesAre your ankles swollen? Tender? Unstable? Do you experience either sharp or dull pain in them when you walk? Foot and ankle pain—while seemingly common—is in fact very serious and should be tended to at the first signs of pain or discomfort. People who are active may also fall victim to a higher frequency of ankle sprains. If you’ve injured your ankle or are experiencing any pain in your feet at all, contact Indianapolis podiatrists at Active Podiatry. They can identify the causes of your ankle pain and get you back on a pair of healthy feet in no time.

Below are some common causes of ankle pain:

  • A fracture in ankle bones
  • Arthritis of the ankle joint
  • Inflammation in the joint lining
  • Injury to the ankle (nerves may become stretched, torn, pinched, or injured by a direct blow)
  • Scar tissue in the ankle after a sprain
  • Torn or inflamed tendon(s)

Ways to Treat Ankle Pain

If your ankle is in pain due to one of the aforementioned causes, it is absolutely essential that you visit a podiatrist to correct the problem and avoid further injury. Walking on an untreated fractured bone can have serious consequences for the future of your overall foot wellness. Our staff in Indianapolis can help ease your pain and reduce the damage to your hurt ankle by utilizing a number of treatment options:
  • Over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Ankle braces or other supports
  • Steroid medications
  • Immobilization in a cast to allow the bone to heal (for fractures)
If you’re an Indianapolis resident experiencing foot or ankle pain, don’t ignore it. Call (317) 328-6622 to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist at Active Podiatry in Indianapolis, IN or contact us by filling out our site's contact form.

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