Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture, or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain.
However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).
If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist:
- Sudden intense pain
- Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
- Pain that persists for more than two weeks
- Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
- Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling
You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.
Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. Our ankle doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
Visit our Foot & Ankle Center to learn more.
Why choose Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center?
Our fellowship-trained ankle doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center completed additional training, specifically in the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, our ankle doctors, Dr. Peg Chilvers, Dr. Robert Grunfeld, and Dr. Kent Renaud, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your ankle injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our ankle doctors, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.
Specialized care for a stronger you is available at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, and at our satellite locations in Hot Springs, Philip, and Spearfish, South Dakota, as well as in Chadron, Nebraska; Newcastle, Wyoming; and Bowman, North Dakota. Walk-in appointments are also available at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic, located at our main office.