Ankle pain can stem from various causes, including injuries, arthritis, or wear and tear. It can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life. At the Foot, Ankle and Leg
Center of Rome, our expert team is committed to diagnosing the source of your ankle pain and providing targeted treatments to alleviate discomfort and restore function.

Understanding Ankle Pain:
Ankle pain may be accompanied by stiffness, swelling, and reduced mobility, depending on its cause. It can arise from acute injuries like sprains or fractures, or from chronic conditions such as arthritis or tendonitis.

Causes of Ankle Pain:
Common causes include:

  • Sprains and Strains: Often result from twisting or rolling the ankle.
  • Fractures: Breaks in the ankle bones.
  • Arthritis: Including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the ankle.
  • Infections: Rarely, infections can cause ankle pain.

Our Treatments for Ankle Pain:
Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • R.I.C.E. Method: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce swelling and pain.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility.
  • Medications: NSAIDs to reduce inflammation and pain.

Surgical Options:
Surgical treatment may be considered for severe injuries or conditions not responding to conservative treatments. Options vary from minimally invasive procedures to reconstructive surgery, depending on the underlying cause.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers a multidisciplinary approach to ankle pain, combining the expertise of podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists. Our goal is to provide personalized, effective treatment plans that address the root cause of your pain and help you return to your active lifestyle.


Q: How can I prevent ankle pain?
A: Prevention strategies include wearing appropriate footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, and engaging in exercises that strengthen the ankle and improve flexibility.
Avoiding activities that put undue stress on the ankle is also crucial. Q: What is the recovery time for ankle pain treatment?
A: Recovery depends on the cause and severity of the ankle pain and the treatment method. Non-surgical treatments may provide relief within weeks, while recovery from surgical procedures can vary from a few weeks to several months.

Q: Are there any home remedies for ankle pain?
A: Home remedies such as the R.I.C.E. method, over-the-counter pain relievers, and
gentle stretching exercises can be effective for mild ankle pain. However, it’s important to consult a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Q: When should I see a doctor for ankle pain?
A: If ankle pain is severe, persists for more than a few days, or is accompanied by significant swelling, redness, or inability to bear weight, it’s important to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

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