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Possible Relief for Chronic Pain After Ankle Sprains

Managing chronic ankle pain after spraining an ankle can be frustrating, but there are effective treatments that can help alleviate discomfort and enhance recovery. A podiatrist will typically conduct a thorough assessment to understand the specific issues contributing to the chronic pain. Treatment may involve targeted exercises to strengthen the ankle, improve flexibility, and enhance overall stability. Supportive interventions, like ankle braces or orthotic inserts, can provide additional support, promoting proper alignment and reducing strain on the affected area. Podiatrists may also recommend anti-inflammatory medications to manage pain. Rehabilitation plans are tailored toward the individual and their unique injury, addressing the root cause of the ankle pain. If you are experiencing pain after an ankle sprain, it is suggested you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can examine your ankle and create the right treatment plan for you. 

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Charles Oehrlein, DPM from Hoover Foot Care. Our practitioner will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Hoover, and Oneonta, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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