Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX
Up to 15% of American adults have chronic ankle pain, a problem that can become debilitating if the root cause of the problem isn’t properly treated. Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists is here to permanently resolve your ankle pain with a range of different conservative and surgical options. Call the Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, office, or use the online scheduling link to arrange your appointment today.
There are many possible causes of ankle pain, including:
Some cases of ankle pain may have more than one contributing factor. For example, an ankle sprain that doesn’t heal can lead to ankle instability. Ankle damage of any type, whether it affects the ligaments, bones, or another part of your ankle, can later lead to post-traumatic arthritis.
Ankle pain isn’t something you should ignore. If your ankle pain just started and it’s relatively mild, several days of rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) at home may help.
But if your ankle pain seems to get worse and worse, or if you’re experiencing both pain and other issues such as swelling, weakness, bruising, or a change in the appearance of the ankle joint, it’s best to contact Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists about treatment as soon as possible.
Diagnosis is the most important part of determining the right treatment plan. The Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists team performs ankle exams, gait (walking pattern) analysis, and imaging tests to find the underlying ankle pain trigger.
In some cases, you may also need a minimally invasive procedure, ankle arthroscopy, to find the cause of your ankle pain. During this procedure, the team uses a miniature camera to examine your ankle joint closely.
If needed, they can also perform many types of treatment during ankle arthroscopy.
Ankle pain treatment often includes a variety of nonsurgical options in the beginning, such as physical therapy, bracing, oral medication, and custom orthotics.
For serious problems inside the ankle, you could need surgery to repair the issue and relieve the pain. Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists team includes surgeons who have extensive expertise in arthroscopy, bone grafting, cartilage restoration, talus and tibia allograft, ankle fusion, and total ankle replacement.
Ankle pain can become overpowering if untreated, and it could eventually lead to severe mobility issues as well. Fortunately, Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists offers a wide array of options for treatment, including the most advanced surgical innovations. Call the office, or use the online scheduling link to make your appointment now.