Ankle pain is discomfort, swelling, or stiffness that affects your ankle joint or surrounding tissues. Ankle pain typically isn’t something to worry about. Often, it occurs as a result of wear-and-tear and responds to at-home treatments, like ice, rest, and elevation.
If your symptoms persist, worsen, or keep you from regular activities, make an appointment with Dr. Sadoughi at Chevy Chase Foot & Ankle right away.
At Chevy Chase Foot & Ankle, Dr. Sadoughi treats ankle pain caused by various conditions, including:
You might also benefit from treatment if you dislocate your ankle or develop an infection.
Make an appointment at Chevy Chase Foot & Ankle if you develop ankle pain and it doesn’t improve in two or three days with at-home treatments. That’s especially true if your ankle is red, warm to the touch, or difficult to put weight on.
To diagnose ankle pain, Dr. Sadoughi reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, if it extends to other parts of your body, and if certain activities, like work, make it worse.
Next, he examines your foot and ankle. Dr. Sadoughi identifies areas of swelling or sensitivity and tests your joint’s strength and range of motion. He also orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI, to rule out fractures, sprains, and strains.
After pinpointing the source of your ankle pain, Dr. Sadoughi makes recommendations for treatment.
Treatment of ankle pain depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. Dr. Sadoughi typically recommends conservative treatments like:
If your symptoms persist or worsen, Dr. Sadoughi might recommend surgery. There are several types of surgery designed to relieve ankle pain, including tendon repair surgery and total ankle replacement surgery.
To explore the various treatment options for ankle pain, make an appointment at Chevy Chase Foot & Ankle by calling the office or booking online today.