Common Causes Of Ankle Pain

Wondering why your ankle hurts?

Without our ankles, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy a lot of life’s little pleasures, from playing volleyball with our friends on the weekend to chasing after our grandkids. In fact, without our ankles, we wouldn’t be able to do much of anything. Ankles are just as responsible as our feet for keeping us mobile, so when something happens to our ankles, we certainly know it. If you are dealing with ankle pain, it's essential to know when to turn to our Houston, TX, foot and ankle doctors Dr. Asia Lo or Dr. Jahnavi Devireddy for care.

Why Am I in Pain?

If you’re dealing with ankle pain after a car accident, bad fall or sports-related injury, then chances are good that you know what caused the pain; however, it’s tough to recognize what type of injury you’re dealing with unless our Houston, TX, Foot and Ankle doctors evaluates your ankle pain and run some imaging tests. Here are just some of the reasons why you might be dealing with ankle pain,

  • Strained or sprained muscle
  • Stress fracture
  • Bone bruise
  • Tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Broken bone
  • Arthritis

When Should I See a Foot and Ankle Doctor?

If you aren’t sure what is causing your ankle problems, then it’s a good idea to visit a Foot and Ankle doctor to find out what’s happening. Not only can we provide a definitive diagnosis, but we can also lay out a very specific and detailed treatment plan that will help you heal effectively. Remember, not all ankle problems should be treated the same way. You should come in for a consultation if,

  • You aren’t able to put weight on the ankle
  • You have pain or difficulty walking
  • The ankle feels weak, unstable or about to “give out”
  • Ankle pain lasts for more than a few days
  • Ankle pain is getting worse
  • There is a deformity present
  • You are unable to bend or move the ankle
  • There is severe swelling around the ankle
  • You notice signs of an infection (e.g., warm skin; fever)

Ankle pain isn’t something that you want to mess around with. Our Houston, TX, foot and ankle specialists, Dr. Lo and Dr. Devireddy and the Foot & Ankle Institute team are here to help. Call (281) 531-4100 to schedule an evaluation. We’ll help you get back on your feet.

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