There are a number of possible sources of your pain. The most common cause is a sprained (or twisted) ankle. A sprained ankle occurs when a foot or ankle accidentally turns inward or outward. This happens most often when one is playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces or takes a misstep on a slippery surface.
Other causes of ankle pain include:
Depending upon the severity of your sprain, you may experience anything from mild pain, swelling, and joint stiffness to more severe pain, difficulty walking, and minor to extensive bruising.
Dr. Del Monte’s first priority will be to reduce the swelling to your ankle by having you rest your ankle, apply ice and compression, elevate your foot, and use crutches when walking. He may also provide you with several range of motion exercises and stretches. A wobble board / balance board can also help to strengthen the ankle.
If you have a more severe sprain, you may require surgery. In cases where infection is present, Dr. Del Monte will prescribe the proper medication.
Your ankle may be fractured; If X-rays show a fracture, Dr. Del Monte can perform any number of surgical procedures, including:
In other cases, Dr. Del Monte can prescribe medications to reduce pain and/or inflammation, slow down the process of bone loss, target an inflammatory disease, or prevent joint damage.
So if you are experiencing protracted pain or discomfort in your ankle, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Del Monte.
At Del Monte Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. We don't currently accept Aetna at this time. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. Aetna: Please note that we are NOT in network with Aetna. We do NOT accept Aetna at this time.
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