Pain occurring in the feet and/or ankles is incredibly common. Whether chronic or acute, at some point or time many do experience it.
How Do I Know If It is More Serious?
A physician must assess to determine the exact cause or provide a diagnosis. However, generally speaking, with the aid of rest and ice, the swelling and pain should reside within a few weeks. However, if you are unable to put your weight on the ankle, or foot, then you should have an evaluation to establish a diagnosis. You could be at risk of further damage.
Why Does Pain Occur in the Ankle or Foot?
The ankle joint is composed of bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. When any of these structures are damaged, ankle and foot pain may ensue.
Common symptoms of ankle and foot pain include:
- Inability to stand or walk
Being overweight can make one susceptible to ankle injuries. Also, people who don’t warm up before physical activity, you are also at an increased risk of developing an ankle or foot problem. Ankle and foot pain may also be caused by osteoarthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, tendon tears and tendinopathy. As you can see there are a number of reasons for why the ankle or foot may hurt.
If you are experiencing chronic ankle or foot pain, you may want to come in and talk to one of our specialized doctors. Here at Pain Stop Avondale, we strive to deliver our patients’ the best care with non-surgical treatments using the body’s natural healing abilities. Contact us today at Call (623) 777-7314 to learn more about how we can get you standing and walking comfortably once and for all!