Ankle Care | Boca Raton Foot CareBlog by Staff
Like any pain in the lower extremities, ankle pain can be debilitating and burdensome to a patient. The root cause of ankle pain can come in many forms—sprains, arthritis, gout, pseudogout and infection.
Sprained ankles are one of the most common types of leg injuries. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, sprained ankle injuries occur in nearly 25,000 Americans every day. While most sprained ankles heal without complications, some people experience lingering pain in their ankles and legs. Complications from a sprained ankle may require a [...]
Injuries to the ankle are a common result of overuse, either from physical activity or excess weight, and often result in severe ankle and leg pain in Pompano Beach. The best thing to do when you experience ankle pain is to rest and take ibuprofen until the swelling goes down. You may also consider icing [...]
Chronic pain is something many of us live with while trying to find ways to become accustomed to it. For those with chronic ankle pain, it may be more important to find out what is causing the pain than simple learning to live with it. The initial injury may seem inconsequential, but the pain that lingers may be a sign of a deeper injury that is lurking. [Read more]
When can I start driving again? This is one of the first things many foot surgery patients ask their doctors immediately following surgical procedures on their right foot or ankle. Unfortunately, the inability to drive often hampers an individual’s ability to work, socialize and effectively attend to daily necessities that emerge. Orthopedic surgeons have agreed that delaying the return to driving until the right foot is completely healed is the only way to ensure the safety of the driver, and everyone else out on the road. [Read more]