Ankle Pain Treatment in Sparks, NV

Ankle Pain in Sparks, NV

Chronic lateral ankle pain is a recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle.

Signs and Symptoms of Ankle Pain

  • Ankle instability
  • Clicking or popping in the joint
  • Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels.
  • Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle.
  • Repeated ankle sprains.
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness.

Causes of Ankle Pain

Although ankle sprains are the most common cause of chronic lateral ankle pain, other causes may include:

  • A fracture in one of the bones that make up the ankle joint.
  • Arthritis of the ankle joint.
  • Inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Injury to the nerves that pass through the ankle. In this case, the nerves become stretched, torn, injured by a direct blow, or pinched under pressure.
  • Scar tissue in the ankle after a sprain. The scar tissue takes up space in the joint, putting pressure on the ligaments.
  • Torn or inflamed tendon.

Treatment Options

Treatments for chronic lateral ankle pain include:

  • Over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.
  • Physical therapy, including tilt-board exercises that focus on strengthening the muscles, restoring range of motion, and increasing your perception of joint position.
  • Ankle braces or other supports.
  • Steroid medication.
  • Immobilization to allow the bone to heal (in cases of fractures)
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Grafting of cartilage 

For more information on ankle pain in the Sparks, NV area call the Foot & Ankle Institute of Nevada at (775) 331-1919 today!

Contact Us

 
Podiatrist in Sparks, NV
The Foot & Ankle Institute of Nevada
2321 Pyramid Way Ste B
Sparks, NV 89431-8700
(775) 331-1919
Dental Tooth Contacting For Pricing Options