Conditions of the Ankles
Your ankle is made up of your ankle bone and the ends of the two lower leg bones with ligaments holding the three bones together. Then you also have muscles and tendons around them, helping your ankle to move and function properly.
One of the most common injuries to occur in the ankle is a sprain. This is when one of the ligaments in your ankles stretches beyond what it can handle. Sometimes this can even lead to the ligament getting a small tear.
Typical symptoms for a sprained ankle:
- Visible deformity
- Immediate severe pain
- Unable to place weight on the injured foot
If you think there is a chance that you sprained your ankle, then you will want to visit with your doctor. Often times the symptoms of a sprained ankle can be very similar to a broken ankle and you woudn’t want a broken bone healing out of place.
Sprains aren’t the only injury you have to watch out for with your ankles. Ankle problems can range from bursitis to issues with your tendons. If you are currently dealing with frequent ankle pain, come by our office so one of our trained orthopedic surgeons can help you. It is better to take care of the actual problem than just to manage the symptoms.