Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain.
However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).
If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.
- Sudden intense pain
- Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
- Pain that persists for more than two weeks
- Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
- Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling
You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.
Why choose Orthopaedic Associates?
At Orthopaedic Associates, our specialty-trained ankle surgeons, Theodore I. Macey, M.D., Jason W. Thackeray, M.D., F.A.C.S., Mark J. Tenholder, M.D., James F. Watt, D.O., Thomas A. Fusco, D.P.M., and Mark E. Graeber, D.P.M., are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our ankle surgeons, please request an appointment online, or call 850-863-2153. Our ankle doctors are available to see patients at our locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Niceville.