Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain services offered in Northridge and Santa Clarita, CA

Most people experience ankle pain occasionally, but if your symptoms worsen or affect your mobility, it’s crucial to identify the underlying cause. At Babak Kosari, DPM Inc, board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Babak Kosari, DPM, FACFAS, specializes in diagnosing and treating ankle pain. Call the nearest office in the neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, or the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, or book an appointment online today. 

Ankle Pain Q & A

What is ankle pain?

Ankle pain refers to aching discomfort that affects any part of your ankle joint, like the bones or surrounding soft tissues. Often, it occurs because of an injury, like a sprain, but ankle pain can also occur because of general wear-and-tear. 

If you experience ankle pain and it doesn’t improve with rest and other at-home treatments, reach out to Babak Kosari, DPM Inc. Intervention and healthy lifestyle changes can prevent the issue from worsening, improving your mobility and quality of life.

What causes ankle pain?

Ankle pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Flatfoot
  • Gout

You might also experience ankle pain because of an infection.

When should I get treated for ankle pain?

Make an appointment at Babak Kosari, DPM Inc if you experience ankle pain and it lasts for more than a few days with conservative treatment. It’s also important to seek professional help if the pain occurs alongside other symptoms, like bruising and swelling or an inability to put weight on your ankle.

How is ankle pain diagnosed?

To diagnose ankle pain, your Babak Kosari, DPM Inc provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, if it’s worse during activities, and if the pain extends to other parts of your body.

Next, your provider completes an exam, looking for redness, bruising, and swelling. They also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to look at your bones, ankle joints, and the surrounding tissues.

How is ankle pain treated?

Treatment for ankle pain depends on several factors, including your age, the underlying cause, and the severity of your symptoms. Babak Kosari, DPM Inc might recommend:

  • Ice and heat
  • Braces and splints
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint aspiration
  • Prescription pain medicine
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotics

If your ankle pain worsens or doesn’t improve, your provider might recommend ankle surgery. There are several types of ankle surgery. Some repair torn ligaments and tendons, while others replace your ankle joint with a prosthetic.

Make an appointment at Babak Kosari, DPM Inc today to receive exceptional treatment for ankle pain. Call the nearest office to speak with a friendly staff member or book an appointment online.