Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Broken & Fractured Ankle Injuries | AICA Orthopedics

Ankle Injuries

The complex ankle joint is made up of bones, ligaments, muscles, and nerves that work together to make your ankle move and keep it stabilized when necessary. Anytime one part isn’t working, it can cause pain or injury in the ankle. Limited ankle mobility will affect your ability to stand, walk, run, or perform physical activities of any kind. AICA Orthopedics in Atlanta has experience treating ankle injuries and diagnosing and correcting a myriad of other ankle issues. A correct and precise diagnosis is important in treating the exact cause of ankle pain so you can get back to living your life. Our team of specialists ranging from physical therapists, pain management specialists, surgeons, and chiropractors work together to address your injury and implement a treatment plan using advanced imaging and treatment methods that will work for you and your particular situation. Whether your ankle pain is due to an injury or due to wear and tear over time, it is important that you see an AICA Orthopedics specialist that you can trust to diagnose the problem and treat your ankle pain.

What Causes Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain can be related to a specific injury, or it may be due to wear and tear from use over time. Arthritis and tendonitis are both caused by excessive use or degeneration as time goes on. As we age, the cartilage between bones wears down, causing bones to rub against other bones. This leads to significant pain and often, more serious injuries. Sometimes, a simple ankle injury is the only cause of ankle pain. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments that support your ankle are stretched, twisted, or torn. Both sides of the ankle can be prone to sprains depending on how the ankle is turned. A sprained or broken ankle from a fall or accident can be the cause of chronic pain if left untreated. Repeated injuries over time are also more likely to cause problems in the future. Ankle injuries that aren’t treated are never able to regain their full strength and so will weaken over time, leading to more problems later on.

Car accidents are another possible cause of ankle injuries. Bracing your feet against the floorboard of the car is a common instinct, but the impact of a car accident can cause the ankle to be injured or broken. Signs of a broken ankle may include sudden pain, swelling and bruising, deformed ankle, or inability to put weight on the ankle. If you experience any of these signs, seek help from an orthopedic specialist right away.

From unexpected trauma to degenerative diseases, AICA is equipped and prepared to help you overcome ankle pain of all different types. Prevent further complications and pain by contacting our team of orthopedic specialists to begin the healing process. The sooner you get a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the better.

Diagnosing Ankle Injuries After a Car Accident

At AICA, innovative technology and advanced digital imaging allow our orthopedic specialists to properly diagnose the cause of your ankle pain. Because sprains and bruising can sometimes mask a break, an X-Ray is an important first step in diagnosing the cause of your injury or pain. If we can’t see what we need in an X-Ray, our orthopedic specialists may follow up with a state-of-the-art CT scan or MRI to further explore the source of your ankle pain. From there, a comprehensive treatment plan is put in place to make sure your ankle can heal properly.

Even when your bones have healed, AICA Orthopedics continues to provide quality care. We work with physical therapists to help you get the strength back in your ankle. If your ankle pain is due to nerve-related issues, our neurologists can work with you to find a solution. At AICA Orthopedics, we provide complete, quick, and safe healing so you can have full range of motion and a pain-free life to do the things you love.

Treating Ankle Pain

The goal at AICA Orthopedics is to treat your ankle pain by alleviating pain and restoring range of motion so that you can get back to living life without injury. We’ll create a treatment plan for your ankle for full and complete healing. Non-surgical options for ankle pain may include anti-inflammatory medication, the use of a brace to stabilize the ankle during healing, physical therapy to strengthen the muscles and ligaments that help support the ankle, or joint injections. If even after trying other treatment methods, you still experience stiffness or pain in the ankle joint, loss of motion, or pain after extensive use, it may be time to seriously consider undergoing surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating foot and ankle pain. Whether you need surgery for an ankle fracture, ankle arthroscopy, or even an ankle replacement, our surgeons are able to correct the problem so that you can fully heal. Our doctors work with you to create the best possible treatment plan for your ankle diagnosis. You are in capable hands at AICA Orthopedics.

When Should I See a Specialist?

If you have persistent ankle or lower leg pain that affects your ability to move, then it’s time to see an AICA Orthopedics specialist. With the extensive training and experience to diagnose and treat your ankle pain, our orthopedic specialists are the best choice when you need pain relief, quick healing, and a complete recovery. Our team of highly qualified specialists work together to form a comprehensive treatment plan that will address your specific ankle pain. Because the ankle is part of the musculoskeletal system, AICA Orthopedics in Atlanta is the perfect choice for muscles, ligament, and tendon problems that are the source of ankle pain.