Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center
Podiatrists located in Laveen, AZ, Chandler, AZ & Mesa, AZ
Ankle Pain Q & A
Why does my ankle hurt?
There are many possible reasons that your ankle may hurt. Some of the most common causes of ankle pain include:
- Strains or sprains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Arthritis, including gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, and psoriatic arthritis
Dr. Durfey or Dr. Hiapo reviews your symptoms, performs a gentle exam, and does necessary diagnostic imaging like X-rays or MRIs to determine the source of your ankle pain and make an accurate diagnosis.
When should I see the podiatrist for ankle pain?
Although some ankle pain resolves rapidly on its own, there are several situations that dictate a prompt visit to Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center. If your ankle is severely swollen, shows signs of infection like inflammation and warmth, or is too painful for you to bear weight, see Dr. Durfey or Dr. Hiapo as soon as possible.
How is ankle pain treated?
At Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center, Dr. Durfey and Dr. Hiapo offer many different solutions for ankle pain, including:
Amniotic stem-cell therapy
Stem cells are the most versatile cells in the body because they can become any other kind of cell. When your ankle's injured badly, like a ruptured Achilles tendon that's causing severe pain, stem-cell injections are often a great solution.
Stem cells transform into new tendon cells, repairing the tear and speeding your recovery. The amniotic stem cells used in injections are obtained from amniotic fluid following healthy births, with full consent of the mother.
Dr. Durfey and Dr. Hiapo perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair torn tendons, ligaments, or other ankle damage. This type of surgery uses only tiny incisions and miniaturized surgical tools, which reduces bleeding and allows for a faster and more comfortable recovery.
For less serious ankle pain, treatments like compression, regular elevation, and corticosteroid injections may be helpful. Physical therapy, in which you learn how to rebuild ankle strength so you can avoid future injury, is an important part of your recovery as well.
When it comes to ankle pain, you can trust skilled podiatrists Drs. Durfey and Hiapo at Arizona Foot and Ankle Medical Center for the best in state-of-the-art treatment. Book online or by phone today.
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