When your foot or ankle hurts, it affects your whole life. Mobility without pain is something we often take for granted. But when debilitating foot and ankle pain occurs that repeated affects our mobility, it is time to take action to stop the pain.
Ankle pain is often caused by an ankle sprain, but it can also be caused by ankle instability, gout, arthritis, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression, poor alignment of the leg or foot, and even infection. Swelling, stiffness, warmth, and redness often occur with ankle pain. Rest, ice, and elevating the affected ankle can help to reduce the pain. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can also help. If the foot and ankle pain doesn’t subside with these measures, it is advisable to consult a podiatrist.
Sometimes physical therapy, cortisone injections, or another treatment may be necessary. One of the most prominent well-respected podiatrists in this area is Dr. Alexander Yanovskiy, D.P.M. At the Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Yanovskiy and his staff take pride in providing true compassion and concern for your condition. Using the latest technologies, developments, and practices, they will do everything possible to get you back on your feet again without pain. Don’t let your ankle or any other foot pain continue. Make an appointment with the Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic today.