When your ankles hurt, you may have trouble walking, standing, or maintaining proper balance. Weak ankles due to injury or inflammation can lead to dangerous falls or fractures. At Suburban Orthopaedics, we specialize in all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, including the feet and ankles. If you’ve been experiencing frequent ankle pain that won’t go away with at-home remedies, you need to make an appointment at one of our offices in Bartlett, Elgin, or Schaumburg to see one of our specialists.
Relief from Arthritis, Tendinitis, and Heel Pain
Arthritis can affect almost any part of the body, including the ankles and feet. If your ankles throb, feel tender to the touch, or grow increasingly more painful during the day, your doctor can evaluate you using x-ray or other imaging tests to determine whether it is arthritis or something more serious. In most situations, our office will try non-invasive procedures to help you alleviate the pain before recommending ankle surgery. We understand that surgery is a big deal, and we won’t rush your diagnosis by skipping over other less invasive methods of treatment first.
Fractures and Sprains of the Ankle
Some ankle pain may be from a fracture or sprain. Hairline fractures may only be slightly painful for some people if they don’t get it treated appropriately. Sprains can also cause slight pain that won’t seem to go away, but it will continue to get worse if you don’t understand the underlying source of the problem. Because your feet and ankles are so important for stability, it’s important to visit the doctor when you have chronic pain in your ankles.