Ankle Pain

Get Relief for Your Ankle Pain

When pain in your ankle changes your activity level, it is time to seek help. Because the ankle is a complex joint with three bones connected by ligaments, muscles, nerves and blood vessels that work together to function properly, if one small portion is injured or affected, pain and mobility problems arise. We can help you by matching you with a board-certified physician specialist  in your area.

At Orthopedic Centers of America, our physicians have highly specialized training in the ankle anatomy as well as a wide range of options to correct the injury so that you can get back to the lifestyle you enjoy. It is important to receive a correct diagnosis so that the problem may be addressed correctly the first time.

Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain and provide a customized treatment plan that will get you back to your activities. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak with a patient coordinator today who can match you with an orthopedic ankle specialist in your area.

Immediate onset of ankle pain may be the result of an injury. Therefore, it is important to receive specialized expertise from the doctor you choose because you rely on your ankle for almost every task you undertake. That is why it is important you see an experienced orthopedic wrist specialist you can trust. Our doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans for your individual condition and getting you back to the lifestyle you enjoy.

When to See a Ankle Specialist

If you are experiencing pain in your lower leg or ankle that is limiting your activity level, then it is time to see an orthopedic ankle specialist you can trust. Inflammation, swelling or difficulty walking or bearing weight are signs that you need a diagnosis of the problem so that it may be corrected.

At Orthopedic Centers of America, we know that an orthopedic ankle specialist can give you quality care because he/she has received training in the entire body’s anatomy and musculoskeletal system that works together with the ligaments, tendons, and muscles affecting the ankle. The follow are several conditions that will cause you to see a physician:

 

Non-Surgical Treatments

No one likes to have their activities restricted due to pain or injury. For this reason, our highly-trained orthopedic ankle specialists have a wide variety of non-surgical treatments they will discuss with you as you collaborate to develop a treatment plan for your specific situation. The most conservative, but effective treatment, will be presented as an option for your recovery. The following are examples:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Massage
  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Injections
  • Casting

 

Regenerative Medicine

At Orthopedic Centers of America, we carefully choose physicians who are highly respected and recognized in the industry for their exceptional skills and knowledge. Because medical advances have shown that the body can heal itself, ask if you may be a candidate for a regenerative medicine non-surgical treatment.

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP)PRP is created from your blood by your physician and injected into the site of injury or pain. Your blood contains cytokines that will immediately diminish the pain. However, the body takes longer to heal the injury. This natural and effective treatment is an alternative that your orthopedic ankle specialist may discuss with you as an option.

Cell Therapy –  To give the “signals” to the injured area to accelerate the healing process, stem cells will be collected from your bone marrow and injected at the site of injury. The cytokines in the cells will significantly minimize your pain. In addition, the surrounding tissue, bone, tendons and ligaments will receive a chemical “message” to start the healing that the body knows how to do. This process does not happen overnight. Although you may not experience as much pain, your doctor will give you guidelines to protect the injured area until the site has had ample time to heal.

Orthopedic Centers of America does not participate in cells sourced from Embryonic, Umbilical Cord Blood/Placental Tissue, Amniotic Fluid, or Amniotic Tissue. Only adult cells from one’s own body are used by the doctors in the Orthopedic Centers of America network.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Crushing or high-impact injuries from a car accident or a sports injury may require surgery to correct the problem so that it can heal properly. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we can match you with a highly trained orthopedic ankle specialist that uses minimally-invasive surgery in your area to provide this service for you. Call 1-888-549-0835 today to speak with a patient coordinator. We can help you find the way back to the activities you enjoy.

There are many benefits of laser and minimally-invasive surgery besides the correction of the problem. Below are a few examples:

  • Shorter recovery times
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Faster pain relief
  • Smaller incisions – usually less than half an inch
  • Lower risk for complications
  • Faster return to your daily activities

 

Rehabilitation

Your ankle specialist may recommend physical therapy after a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to enable you to quickly regain mobility and the function of your ankle. Following these instructions and practicing the exercises will help to ensure a speedy recovery. At Orthopedic of America, we want you to get back to participating in the activities you enjoy as fast as possible. Get relief. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak to a patient coordinator today who can match you with an orthopedic ankle specialist in your area.

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