Ankle pain treatment

Your feet and ankles work hard for you every day, and suffering from aches and pains can severely limit your lifestyle. Without the full function of your ankles, you may find it hard to play sports, run, walk, and sometimes, even stand. The team at Arizona Foot Doctors in Scottsdale understands how important mobility is, that is why we design ankle treatment plans that will help you get back on your feet.

Find ankle pain relief at Arizona Foot Doctors

Ankles are complex, but ankle pain treatment doesn’t have to be. When you arrive at our Scottsdale ankle pain center, our primary goal is to assess when your pain started, what the probable causes might be, and how we can quickly resolve your pain. Our gentle examination process is designed to help us determine the cause of your pain without creating additional discomfort.  Once we have diagnosed the problem, Arizona Foot Doctors will work directly with you to tailor a care plan that fits your needs, condition, and lifestyle.

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We treat common ankle conditions and complex problems

You should have a foot care professional address acute and chronic pain in your ankles immediately. Upon examination, we can determine if your pain stems from a common issue or if your symptoms are a sign of something more complex. During your initial appointment (and follow-up appointments), we encourage you to share your experiences and details about the pain you’re experiencing. After all, you know your body better than anyone! Together we will explore relief options that will ease pain and help get you back to your standard routine. Make an appointment online or by calling (480) 661-7572.

Educates each patient about ankle and foot pain problems
Reduces pain and inflammation through conservative treatments
Shares preventative methods to avoid future ankle pain
Treats a variety of common ankle conditions

Ankle sprain

A bad step, trip, or fall can cause a lot of pain in the ankle area. When someone twists their ankle, the tendons that hold bones and muscles together can stretch in ways they weren’t designed for (causing an ankle sprain). You should seek treatment for a sprain immediately to ensure the condition doesn’t get worse. Arizona Foot Doctors uses a variety of advanced ankle braces to support your ankle during recovery.

Inflammatory arthritis

Inflammatory arthritis — caused by swelling of the joints, tendons, and other soft tissues — can cause intense chronic pain in the ankle area. There are several forms of arthritis that Arizona Foot Doctors can help diagnose and treat (including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis), providing pain relief in the affected joints and ankles.

Osteoarthritis

As we age, constant wear and tear on our feet can cause joint pain and inflammation in the ankles. Cartilage wears away and cannot be replaced, leaving bones in direct contact with each other. Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of ankle injuries in older individuals, leaving these patients at higher risk for other ankle and foot injuries. To prevent future injuries and provide ankle pain relief, AFD will work with each patient to create a customized treatment plan.

Tendonitis

When tendons have been bruised and overstretched repeatedly over time, many patients develop tendinitis. Like tennis elbow or pitcher’s shoulder, repeated movements or injuries to your ankle and heel will cause inflammation that lasts longer than a sprain. Compensating for foot pain can put undue stress on the ankle, making it even more challenging to walk. Our team of ankle specialists carefully evaluates each ankle to check for signs and symptoms of tendonitis.

Ankle pain FAQs

If you or someone in your family can answer “yes” to any of the below questions, make plans to have an examination right away. The longer you put off a diagnosis, the worse the condition can become. At Arizona Foot Doctors, we know you want to get back to your life as soon as possible.

  • Is the pain and swelling in your ankle(s) intense and severe?
  • Does the pain occur at regular intervals throughout the day?
  • Has it been longer than five days without any improvement?
  • Are there signs of infection (redness, tenderness, fever)?
  • Can you put any weight on your foot?

Yes. Ankle specialists (podiatrists) have the tools and in-office treatment options for common ankle and foot problems. Contact our Scottsdale ankle center at (480) 661-7572 to get started with a comprehensive treatment plan.

Contact our Scottsdale ankle pain center

It takes more than great physicians to treat ankle pain. Through open conversations with our patients, we’re able to diagnose problems, present modern treatment options, and follow treatment plans that fit your unique needs and lifestyle. Contact Arizona Foot Doctors to get back to playing sports, running, walking, and living life to its fullest. Your input plays a valuable role in effectively evaluating your condition. Speak with our ankle specialists by calling (480) 661-7572 or booking an appointment online.