Ankle injuries affect over one million people every year. Board-certified podiatrist Erik J. Thelander, DPM, FACFAS, and the expert team at Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists diagnose and treat all types of ankle injuries in children and adults in Aurora, Colorado. If you or a loved one is suffering from an ankle injury, call or book an appointment online for prompt treatment.
Your ankle joint is comprised of bones, ligaments, and tendons, any of which can become damaged or injured. Common ankle injuries include:
No matter what type of injury you have, Dr. Thelander and the team at Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists provide personalized treatment that addresses your specific needs.
The symptoms you experience may vary depending on the type and severity of your injury, but most ankle injuries involve these common symptoms:
If you experience a popping noise or sensation at the time of injury, seek medical care immediately.
Some types of ankle injuries improve with home care, but if you have pain or other ankle injury symptoms that persist despite treatment, you should schedule an appointment at Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Additionally, you should see Dr. Thelander any time pain is severe enough to interfere with your ability to walk or perform regular activities.
First, Dr. Thelander and his team perform a physical exam and thoroughly review your medical history. Sometimes, the cause of your ankle injury is obvious, such as after a fall. Other times, ankle injuries occur gradually from repetitive motions over an extended time.
To determine the type and extent of your injury, he may take an on-site X-ray to check for abnormalities in your ankle. Then, Dr. Thelander discusses the best treatment for your particular ankle injury.
Depending on your specific needs, athletic condition, and recovery goals, treatment may include:
If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative treatment, Dr. Thelander may recommend surgery to repair your injured ankle.
For expert care in ankle injury treatment, call Centennial Foot and Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online.