Your ankle absorbs a considerable amount of pressure when you walk, work, and exercise, and all that stress can cause the components of your ankle to fail, causing severe pain and discomfort. Ankle pain can also be a result of systemic diseases like diabetes and arthritis.
Some common causes of ankle pain include the following:
- Ankle sprain—This is one of the most common injuries seen by foot doctors. Ankle sprains often happen when you are not paying attention to your footfalls. Your foot rolls over with the full weight of your body behind it causing severe stress to the many components that hold your ankle together. Prompt and proper treatment of an ankle sprain is essential to avoiding future complications like chronic ankle instability.
- Achilles tendonitis—The Achilles tendon is the largest in your body, and it connects your foot to your calf muscle, enabling you to ambulate. When this tendon becomes stressed, stretched, or possibly even broken, severe pain and discomfort are the results with the pain often radiating to the ankle area.
- Arthritis—The pain and stiffness caused by various types of arthritis often make the ankle joint difficult to move, which interferes with your ability to stand up and walk.
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in your ankles, your foot doctor is here to help. At Family Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Stephen Markantone treats a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including sports injuries, diabetic foot issues, pediatric foot conditions, toe and foot deformities, fungal infections, and heel problems. Equipped with the most advanced technologies and dedicated staff, Family Foot & Ankle Clinic provides individualized and high-quality care for patients in the North Versailles and Delmont, PA areas. Contact our North Versailles office at 412-824-9370 or our Delmont office at 724-733-3338 to schedule an appointment.