If you have ankle pain in Lower Manhattan, seek out our expert care at Lifestyle Podiatry. As a specialist, our foot doctor can diagnose, evaluate, and treat ankle fractures and other injuries, relieving pain and getting your ankle back to its usual high level of strength and health.
An ankle fracture is very serious, but unless it’s an obvious full fracture, it may not always be easy for you to know what it is. In many instances, an ankle sprain and a hairline fracture of the ankle can seem very similar and produce the same ankle pain in Lower Manhattan. A sprain is much more common. In fact, every single day, over 25,000 people in America get sprained ankles. Regardless of whether it’s a sprain or a fracture, though, you should be seen by our foot doctor in a timely fashion. A hairline fracture can turn into a full one if it is not addressed promptly. And even a sprain will not simply go away on its own. In addition to ankle fractures and sprains, you may also experience a muscle strain, tendon strain , or inflammation of the ankle. When you first come in, diagnosing your ankle pain in Lower Manhattan may take more than just a simple visual inspection of the area. Often, x-rays will be required for reach a conclusive determination. Treatment can sometimes be as simple as resting it and putting ice on it. Our foot doctor may also suggest anti-inflammatory medication, or over-the-counter pain relievers. A cast is sometimes needed to immobilize the ankle. And in the case of a severe ankle fracture, the bone may need to be set, and that means surgery.
Until you can get to our office, stay off your ankle as much as possible. Our foot doctor will take a look at it and to the tests that will lead to a diagnosis and the appropriate action for treatment. Call us to book an appointment.