Ankle and foot pain are two common conditions that, 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.
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
People who are overweight are particularly susceptible to ankle injuries. For people who didn’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 be caused by osteoarthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciosis, tendon tears and tendinopathy.
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 Unity Physician Services, we strive to deliver our patients’ the best care with non-surgical treatments using the body’s natural healing abilities. Contact us today to learn more about how we can get you standing and walking comfortably once and for all!