Ankle pain is usually described by patients as a deep, dull ache that occurs when rotating the ankle or when placing weight on the ankle while walking or standing. In addition to this pain, there can also be swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth around the ankle.
Did you know…
The majority of ankle injuries have been found to occur during the cold-weather months?
Frequently Asked Questions
What is causing my Ankle Pain?
The ankle joint is the most commonly injured joint in the body. Many cases of ankle pain are due to an ankle sprain (new or old), however ankle pain may also be a result of ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression, infection, and improper alignment. If you have been experiencing ankle pain, it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hadfield to identify the source of your pain.
How will Dr. Hadfield diagnose & treat my Ankle Pain?
To diagnose ankle pain, Dr. Hadfield will perform a physical examination, ask about your medical history, and may perform x-rays to determine the extent of the problem. Once he has made a diagnosis, he will discuss a course of treatment with you. Your treatment will depend upon his diagnosis and will vary, however most treatments are conservative.
What types of surgical options are there?
Occasionally surgery is required, but only after conservative measures are exhausted. This usually consists of an ankle arthroscopy where a camera is placed inside the joint and an instrument is used to remove some of the components that cause arthritis pain. The effects of the procedure can last many years and can reduce pain significantly.
More extensive procedures involve a replacement or fusion of the joint. While these are less common, joint replacements have improved tremendously over the years and are becoming more popular.
Dr. Hadfield of Hadfield Foot & Ankle has been serving McKinney and the surrounding Collin County area by providing excellent care to patients through highly skilled conservative and surgical treatments, as well as superior customer service. If you have foot or ankle concerns, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hadfield today and take your next step forward!