Are you experiencing constant or ongoing pain in your ankle or on the outer side of your ankle? Persistent pain in the ankle is a common symptom of chronic lateral ankle pain, a condition that can continue to cause severe discomfort and other medical complications if it goes undiagnosed and untreated.
We offer pain management and nonsurgical orthopedic care to people from across the greater Atlanta metro area who are enduring chronic ankle pain. Overmedication and premature surgical procedures are not always safe, effective or affordable. Our team makes it our mission to accurately diagnose each patient’s pain and assess available options for medical treatment.
There are many causes for chronic lateral ankle pain, such as:
- Incomplete or failed healing of the ankle after suffering an injury
- Weakened ligaments after suffering an ankle sprain
- Pressure on nerves and tendons from scar tissue after a sprain or fracture
The most common symptoms of chronic lateral ankle pain injuries is constant and lasting pain on the outer side of the ankle. Other symptoms include: difficulty walking, instability, tenderness and swelling, and stiffness. These symptoms may appear alone or in a combination of one or more forms of pain.
Our expert team combines an integrated approach—nonsurgical orthopedics and functional medicine—to give you an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Through range of motion testing, muscle testing, gait training and analysis of other weight bearing joints, we can properly diagnose and treat your ankle and foot pain.
There are several treatment options available for chronic ankle pain:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Physical therapy
- Using a cast, splint or brace for support
- Resting well