There are a variety of causes for ankle pain. Ankle pain can be associated with medical conditions that may cause more serious health concerns. Because of the range of severity associated with ankle pain, it's important to talk with a doctor.
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There are a wide range of ankle pain causes. Some conditions that may be associated with ankle pain include, but are not necessarily limited to:
You can learn more about specific causes of ankle pain below.
If you think that you or a loved one's ankle pain may be caused by any of the above medical conditions, it's best to talk with an SOS doctor to help prevent the condition from getting worse.
A sprained ankle, also known as an ankle sprain, occurs when the ligaments that hold ankle bones together are stretched or torn.
When ankle ligaments are pushed beyond the normal range of motion, a sprain occurs.
While there are many potential causes of a sprained ankle, ankle sprain causes include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Symptoms of a sprained ankle include, but are not necessarily limited to:
As a sprained ankle risks getting worse, it's important to see a doctor if you or a loved one have sprained ankle symptoms.
The SOS team of ankle doctors and ankle surgeons have the experience and state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat a sprained ankle.
In addition to being able to diagnose a sprained ankle, the SOS team provides total orthopedic care for a sprained ankle.
Sprained ankle treatment options include, but are not necessarily limited to:
The SOS team prioritizes conservative treatment for a sprained ankle. An SOS ankle doctor can create a comprehensive care plan that's personalized to you or your loved one's health needs.
Arthritis is a disease that causes joint swelling, inflammation and often pain. Because of this, ankle arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects the ankle. This can cause ankle pain.
Arthritis is a type of degenerative joint disease. This means that arthritis is more likely to develop with age and wear and tear over the years.
Patients with ankle arthritis may experience the following symptoms:
If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms, you may want to see an SOS doctor for a diagnosis, and to seek treatment before the symptoms worsen.
There are many ways to treat ankle arthritis. These treatments can help provide symptom relief. Treatments may also help you enjoy the things you love to do without ankle arthritis holding you back.
Treatments for ankle arthritis include, but are not necessarily limited to:
The SOS team is experienced in helping people treat arthritis, including ankle arthritis. SOS prioritizes conservative treatment options. Surgery is only encouraged for patients who fail to achieve the symptom relief they're looking for through other treatment options. When surgery is the best treatment for arthritis, you can be confident that you're in good hands. The SOS team includes experienced surgeons who have helped thousands of people take their life back.
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Gout is a type of arthritis that develops from high levels of uric acid.
The body produces uric acid to break down purines. In addition to the body having natural purines in all cells, purine is also in certain foods, such as:
When too much uric acid is produced, crystals can form, resulting in gout and related symptoms developing.
When gout affects the ankle, symptoms may include:
If you or a loved one experience any of the above gout symptoms, it's important to seek diagnosis and treatment to reduce the risk of the condition worsening.
SOS ankle doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating gout that causes ankle pain and other ankle problems.
The SOS team has the specialized medical knowledge and methods to diagnose gout.
Gout treatment options include, but are not limited to:
Over the years, SOS has provided patients with personalized treatments and total orthopedic care for gout. To talk with a doctor about how we may be able to provide the gout symptom relief you're looking for...
A broken ankle, also known as a fractured ankle, occurs when one or more bones in the ankle joint break.
A broken ankle has many potential causes, including, but not necessarily limited to:
Symptoms of a broken ankle include, but are not necessarily limited to:
If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms of a broken ankle, it's important to seek medical attention. If untreated, a broken ankle can get worse and has the potential for long term problems.
SOS ankle doctors have the experience and specialized equipment to diagnose a broken ankle. The SOS team has helped patients by providing treatments for a broken ankle.
Broken ankle treatments vary depending on the severity.
Broken ankle treatment options include, but are not necessarily limited to:
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