14 May When do I need surgery for chronic ankle pain?
Whether you’ve been injured playing a sport or you have a disease of the ankle, such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic ankle pain can make your life difficult. We understand that your pain can range from moderate to severe. If severe, you may need to consult with one of our Orthopedist in Wantagh to see what the best options for you are and to determine if you need surgery. Your ankle is a hinged joint that allows movement of the foot towards and away from your body. The ligaments and bones in your ankle provide stability for your weight while you are walking or standing. When your ligaments get damaged, most commonly due to a sprain or strain, it can cause symptoms such as severe initial pain, swelling, redness, stiffness, weakness and even pain that radiates from your ankle to your foot. Here at Advanced Orthopedics one of our orthopedist in Wantagh can help make sure that simple activities such as taking a walk or simply standing are not a painful task for you.
When do you know you it’s time to put the ice down and get surgery?
Most people believe that ankle pain will subside on its own, dealing with the chronic pain rather than treating it. So, when should you see a doctor? If you have been resting, icing, elevating your foot, taking over the counter pain medications, and using a brace then you’ve done all the right steps. So if you notice that you’re doing all the right steps and you are still in pain, visit one of our orthopedists in Wantagh to discuss another plan. We will work with you to provide a proper diagnosis to make sure that your chronic ankle pain gets treated, not managed.
Make an appointment today so we can get you on the right path to recovery with our orthopedist in Wantagh.