By Norridge Foot Clinic
November 19, 2014
Category: Ankle Pain
Whether you are an avid runner or just dealing with a busy schedule, we often find ourselves moving at top speed from place to place. But if you're dealing with ankle pain, this can put quite the damper on your schedule. In order to treat the problem it’s important to find the root cause.
Here are some of the most common culprits of ankle pain in Norridge:
Bursitis: This is a condition that is characterized by inflammation and pain of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that cushions the space between the tendon and a bone. With ankle bursitis you may notice a decrease in movement, pain and soreness in the back of the ankle, swelling, and redness. Runners and those who are physically active are more prone to ankle bursitis due to overuse or exerting too much pressure on the area.
Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel and aids in walking and running. While this tendon is durable it is still prone to overexertion. Achilles tendinitis causes inflammation of this large tendon, as well as pain and stiffness, serious pain (often noticed the next day after working out), tendon thickening and swelling. Those who suddenly increase their level of activity are more prone to developing tendinitis.
Sprains: This is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and, according to American College of Sports Medicine, about 25,000 Americans suffer from ankle sprains daily. While sprains are often seen in athletes, even just walking on irregular or uneven ground can cause a sprain. With an ankle sprain you may notice swelling, redness, and pain.
- Fractured ankle: When one or more ankle bones are broken you may find it difficult to walk altogether. Sometimes ligaments can also be damaged along with the bone(s). Fractured ankles can occur when falling, rolling or twisting the ankle, or through a sudden trauma (e.g. car accident). You will notice sudden and intense pain with a fractured ankle. You may also notice swelling, bruising, and tenderness of the ankle, and it may be hard to put weight on the foot.
Call Dr. Laura J. Pickard For Ankle Pain Treatment!
If ankle pain has you changing your day-to-day activities, then it’s time to pick up your phone and give Dr. Laura J. Pickard call today. We can perform a thorough evaluation and offer a customized treatment plan to get you back on your feet. Don’t let foot or ankle pain keep you down, call Norridge Foot Clinic today!