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Posts for: January, 2019

By Active Podiatry
January 15, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Shoulder Arthritis  

How your podiatrist in Indianapolis and Crawfordsville, Indiana can help with ankle pain

 

Ankle pain isn’t just annoying. It can also dramatically affect your ability to walk. You can develop ankle instability, which can cause mobility issues. The good news is your podiatrist can help with ankle pain. Dr. Yong Chae at Active Podiatry treats ankle pain effectively to help get you back on your feet. He has two convenient office locations in Indianapolis and Crawfordsville, Indiana to help you.

If you are lucky, your ankle pain may go away on its own. If you have chronic ankle pain, you shouldn’t wait for it to go away. You should seek out the help of an expert because chronic ankle pain can be a sign of:

  • A severe ankle sprain
  • A fractured ankle
  • A torn ligament or tendon
  • Inflammation or arthritis in your ankle joint
  • A nerve injury around your ankle

There are some definite indications you should seek out help from your podiatrist. You should make an appointment with your podiatrist if you:

  • Have recurring, intense pain on the outside of your ankle
  • Experience ankle instability and problems walking on an uneven surface
  • Have chronic swelling and stiffness in your ankle
  • Experience repeated ankle sprains

Fortunately, your podiatrist can handle your ankle pain with effective treatments. At Active Podiatry, some of the treatments for ankle pain include:

  • Prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling around your ankle
  • Physical therapy and stretching to increase the range of motion and mobility
  • Steroid medications to reduce swelling and pain
  • Walking casts or ankle braces for added support

If you are dealing with ankle pain, don’t wait to get the help you need because your ankles play an important role in your life. Ankle instability and pain can dramatically affect your ability to get through your daily activities. Don’t let ankle pain keep you on the couch. Just pick up your phone and call Dr. Yong Chae at Active Podiatry, with offices in Indianapolis and Crawfordsville, Indiana. Call today!