Between 9-15% of Americans experience ankle pain daily. Regardless of the underlying cause, it’s important to seek treatment. Without prompt intervention, your risk of ankle instability or disability increases. At Nova Interventional Pain Management, with three convenient locations in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Rosedale, Maryland, interventional pain management specialist Faisal Sayeed, MD, and the team provide comprehensive care for ankle pain. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office to speak with a friendly staff member today.
Ankle pain refers to any swelling, stiffness, or general discomfort that affects one or both ankles. It can occur due to an accident or injury or as a result of an underlying medical condition like arthritis. If you experience ankle pain regularly and it doesn’t improve, seek professional medical help as soon as possible.
Ankle pain occurs for various reasons. The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management regularly treats ankle pain caused by:
You might also experience ankle pain due to a bacterial or fungal infection.
Most ankle pain resolves on its own with rest and over-the-counter medication. However, you should consult with the team at Nova Interventional Pain Management if you experience severe swelling or bruising, or you’re unable to put weight on the affected ankle. You should also seek treatment if your pain persists or gets worse for longer than a week.
The team at Nova Interventional Pain Management diagnoses ankle pain by reviewing your medical history and asking about your lifestyle and symptoms. They carefully examine your ankle, gently pressing on it to find areas of warmth, swelling, or tenderness. Afterward, your provider has you rate your pain and tests your ankle strength and range of motion.
To determine the underlying cause of your ankle pain, the team orders diagnostic imaging like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. These advanced technologies provide detailed images of your bones, joints, and soft tissues. They can detect fractures, torn ligaments, and dislocated joints.
Treatment of ankle pain depends on the intensity of your symptoms and their effect on your daily life. Whenever possible, the team at Nova Interventional Pain Management uses conservative, minimally invasive options. If you have mild ankle pain, you might benefit from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or wearing an ankle brace.
If your ankle pain persists or gets worse, the team might recommend corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections. These injections minimize stiffness and swelling, relieving pain while improving your ankle’s mobility.
To receive all-inclusive treatment for ankle pain, schedule an appointment at Nova Interventional Pain Management. C the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff today.