Many people automatically assume that when they have pain in their ankle, that it’s a sprain. It certainly may be, but it can also be due to a hairline fracture of the bone or muscle strain, for example. Here at the office of Dr. Vipul Dua, one of our specialties is our Manchester ankle pain management. Come to us when you need help.
The good news is that most of the time, ankle pain can be treated without surgery. Ankles take a lot of stress, and many instances of them becoming injured can be related to how you land on your ankle, which can be as simple as walking. You may also land wrong when running or jumping or participating in your favorite sport. Other common ways that ankles become hurt is when they twist or sustain impact from a fall or other accident. What is less important than how the problem occurred is how our Manchester ankle pain management deals with it. First, you will need to be diagnosed, which involves an examination and usually x-rays. In the case of muscle strains and ligament sprains, you should stay off of the leg as much as possible. Rest is key. You may make use of crutches or a walker to assist in this, if necessary. Ice is a common tool for reducing swelling. And sprains in particular respond well to compression; wrapping it to add support. Over-the-counter pain relievers are typically sufficient to handle your discomfort. Fractures, if minimal, are treated in a similar fashion, though the need to eliminate the pressure on the ankle is absolutely vital. If the fracture is serious and not clean, surgery could be needed to set it. Healing time will also be considerably longer.
To take advantage of our Manchester ankle pain management, contact us and let us book an appointment for you to come in and be seen by our highly experienced and leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dua.