Ankle Pain Specialist

Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatry located in Newtown, PA & Bristol, PA

If left untreated, ankle pain may only get worse and can even possibly lead to ankle instability. Before living another day with ankle pain, see how the expert podiatry team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists can help. They offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions for ankle pain in their Newtown and Bristol, Pennsylvania, offices. Book your ankle pain evaluation online, or call your closest clinic location directly.

Ankle Pain Q & A

Why do I have ankle pain?

Ankle pain can be a result of chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or because of trauma, including sports injuries. In some cases, ankle pain can develop gradually because of a deformity or congenital defect. You may have ankle pain due to:

  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprains or strains
  • Flat feet
  • Bursitis

In some cases, ankle pain can occur because you’ve had a previous injury that didn’t heal correctly. This can lead to chronic lateral ankle instability, meaning you have weakened ankles that can continue to function abnormally and cause pain.

What are the symptoms of ankle pain?

When you have ankle pain, you may only experience discomfort while exercising, walking, or other activities that require being on your feet. In many cases though, it’s common to feel continuous throbbing that bothers you throughout the day. Depending on the cause of your ankle pain, it’s common to experience:

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Stiffness
  • Tenderness or warmth
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the ankle
  • Instability — the feeling that your ankle is going to give out

The specialized podiatry team at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists thoroughly diagnoses you and gathers any essential digital X-rays in order to design your treatment plan.

How is ankle pain treated?

To prevent future injury and ankle instability, as well as to minimize your current pain and inflammation, your dedicated podiatrist combines several ankle therapies. You may benefit from:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom prescription orthotics
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Corticosteroid injections

While most ankle pain sufferers get relief and find that their ankles become stronger after trying these conservative therapies for a few weeks, in some cases, they might need ankle surgery.

Your expert podiatrist at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists can use minimally invasive measures to repair broken bones, as well as torn or damaged connective tissues. With a team of podiatric specialists available to support you before and after surgery, you can feel confident about having a full recovery.

Get relief from ankle pain right away by starting treatment at Newtown Foot and Ankle Specialists. Schedule your exam online or over the phone at your nearby office.