CAUSES For Ankle Pain
Diagnosis is made using x-rays to see if there is any fracture or mis-alignment of the ankle and heel bone. Diagnostic ultrasound is also used to identify the ligaments that stabilize the ankle joint that can be partially or totally torn from trauma. Palpation of the area to check for soreness and swelling along with range of motion of the joint is also performed.
How To Treat Ankle Pain
Conservative treatment consists of steroid injections to decrease the pain and inflammation, ankle brace to stabilize the joint, compression sock to control the swelling and anti-inflammatories. At Mid-Ohio Foot and Ankle we believe in using the latest regenerative medicine therapies to help resolve your pain for the long term and not just temporarily. Steroid shots are internal band-aids and over time can actually cause more damage to the tissues with long term use.
We recommend growth hormone and stem cell therapies to help rejuvenate the structures and decrease the inflammatory process which allows the healing process to take place. Most people will begin to see a positive change in 2-4 weeks and are resuming normal activity, such as running and pickleball, pain-free in 1-2 months.
Read about all of our Regenerative Medicine options located under our services category.