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Ankle Pain Specialist

Amit Shah DPM

Podiatrists & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in North Brunswick, Edison, & Cranbury, NJ

Ankle pain can make it impossible to walk normally, let alone climb stairs or jump. Even small movements like stepping down can feel excruciating if you suffer from ankle pain, so it’s important to treat the pain at its source as soon as possible. At the podiatry practice of Amit Shah DPM, Dr. Shahs and Armanious, DPM, offer cutting-edge ankle pain solutions at their three convenient locations in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey. Let the team help live pain-free again by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Ankle Pain Q&A

What problems can ankle pain cause?

Ankle pain is a serious issue on its own, but it often complicates your life by triggering additional problems like ankle instability, in which your ankle doesn't reliably support your weight. Often, ankle pain is also tied to swelling and bruising. 

Because of all these issues, ankle pain can easily prevent you from participating fully in day-to-day activities including work, sports, and social functions.

What causes ankle pain?

There are many possible causes of ankle pain, some of which happen suddenly and others that develop gradually. Common causes include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Avulsion fracture, when a tendon or ligament pulls a portion of a fractured bone free
  • Bursitis, inflammation of your ankle joint
  • Gout, arthritis tied to high uric acid levels
  • Osteoarthritis, which breaks your joints down
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, ankle joint inflammation
  • Osteochondritis dissecans, ankle bone separation tied to poor blood supply
  • Sprain, an ankle ligament injury
  • Strain, an ankle muscle or tendon injury
  • Stress fractures, a break that doesn't go all the way through the bone

Other possible causes of ankle pain can include improperly healed injuries, ankle bone deformities, and nerve damage. The Amit Shah DPM team uses advanced medical tools to diagnose the specific cause of your ankle pain so they can design a pain relief plan immediately.

How do you treat ankle pain?

The Amit Shah DPM team takes fast action to get you out of pain and safely back on your feet as soon as possible. They have several treatment options and can personalize your recovery with treatments by utilizing:

  • Ankle brace
  • Immobilization device, like a cast or walking boot
  • Anti-inflammatory or steroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy

In some cases, you might need more complex care like ankle surgery. The Amit Shah DPM team includes highly skilled ankle surgeons who can expertly repair damage in your bones, ligaments, and tendons. 

Ultimately, the team focuses on choosing the treatment path that gets you out of pain and back to your full function as fast as possible. 

For the best New Jersey podiatry care, call the ankle pain specialists at Amit Shah DPM or click the online appointment maker to book your appointment now.