Ankle Pain

Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA
Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain services offered in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA

A painful ankle can diminish your ability to move around, stay active, and have the quality of life you deserve. At Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California in Auburn and Grass Valley, California, exceptional surgeon Marc Claydon, DPM, finds the root cause of ankle pain and treats it to get you back on your feet. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or request one using the online booking feature today.

What is ankle pain?

Ankle pain is an uncomfortable feeling in the joint that connects your foot to your lower leg. The ankle joint has ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and bones. Proper ankle function is necessary to stabilize the rest of your body when you move around and exercise. If you have ankle pain that’s ongoing or severe, see Dr. Claydon for an evaluation.  

What does it feel like to have ankle pain?

Ankle pain may appear as:

  • Dull aching
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Sharp pain
  • Warmth
  • Bruising
  • Redness 
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Reduced mobility 

See Dr. Claydon at the first sign of a problem to eliminate your risk of troublesome complications and worsening discomfort.

What can cause ankle pain?

Numerous factors can cause ankle pain, including diseases, age-related wear, and injuries. You might injure your ankle playing sports, walking on uneven surfaces, falling down, or being in an accident. Specific injuries or conditions may include:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries

Sometimes, the cause of ankle pain isn’t clear without careful evaluation by a specialist and imaging procedures.

How does a podiatrist diagnose the cause of ankle pain?

To determine the cause of ankle discomfort, Dr. Claydon reviews your medical history and symptoms. He examines your feet and ankles and may order blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan. 

How is ankle pain treated?

Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California offers numerous treatments for ankle pain, including:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Medications 
  • Bracing
  • Athletic taping
  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Hyaluronic acid injections 
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy 
  • Wound care
  • Custom orthotics 
  • Fracture care
  • Surgery

You might need a partial or total ankle replacement, fusion, reconstruction, or surgical repair for severe ankle issues to fully restore the affected joint and your mobility. 

Dr. Claydon is highly trained and specializes in all types of foot and ankle surgeries. He tailors each treatment to your personalized needs, has many years of experience, and uses advanced technologies and procedures to ensure superior results. 

After ankle surgery, you might need to use crutches, keep the surgical site clean, ice the treatment area, wear a walking boot, and undergo physical therapy. 

Follow up with Dr. Claydon if needed and call his office anytime you have questions about your treatment plan or recovery after surgery.

To get treated for ankle pain at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California, schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.