Ankle Pain Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

If you experience acute or chronic ankle pain, effective treatments are within reach at CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida. The medical experts offer conservative and surgical solutions to restore ankle structure and function while reducing discomfort. If you have severe or long-lasting ankle pain, call CFP Physicians Group or book an appointment online today.

Ankle Pain Q & A

What is ankle pain?

Ankle pain is a feeling of discomfort within your ankle joint, which consists of bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscles. You might experience:


  • Dull or sharp pain
  • Acute (short-lived) discomfort
  • Chronic (long-lasting) pain
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Diminished mobility


If ankle pain doesn’t go away on its own or is severe, see the CFP Physicians Group team for an evaluation. 

What causes ankle pain?

Many people experience ankle pain at some point in their lifetime. It might result from: 


  • Joint inflammation 
  • Arthritis 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Fractures 
  • Gout 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Tendon rupture 
  • Ankle sprain

 

You may also experience ankle discomfort after a sports-related injury, rolling your ankle, or falling down.

How do providers diagnose the cause of ankle pain?

To find the root cause of acute or chronic ankle pain and develop a treatment plan, your CFP Physicians Group specialist reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. 


They examine your foot and ankle and might recommend X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other diagnostic imaging procedures.

What are my ankle pain treatment options?

After making a diagnosis, your CFP Physicians Group specialist might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

At-home care

Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), wearing an ankle brace, and choosing comfortable shoes are at-home remedies that can reduce ankle pain and accelerate healing.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches, movements, and exercises can strengthen your ankle joint, enhance healing, and alleviate discomfort.

Medications and injections

Taking medications or receiving injections can diminish inflammation and reduce ankle pain while an injury heals.

Regenerative Medicine

Injections containing stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood can stimulate your body’s natural ability to regenerate new cells and heal.

Surgery

In the case of a severe ankle injury or if other treatments haven’t worked, your CFP Physicians Group specialist might recommend a surgical procedure to fully restore your ankle joint. 


Examples included ankle fusion, ankle reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, fracture repair, and ankle replacement surgery.

Don’t live with debilitating acute or chronic ankle pain when you don’t have to. For relief, schedule an appointment with CFP Physicians Group by phone or online today.