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Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture, or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain. However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis).
If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.
- Sudden intense pain
- Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
- Pain that persists for more than two weeks
- Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
- Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling
You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.
Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. Our ankle doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.
To consult with an ankle doctor at the Steindler Orthopedic Clinic Foot & Ankle Center, please call (319) 338-3606.
Why choose Steindler Orthopedic Clinic?
Steindler Orthopedic Clinic offers exceptional care through our main location in Iowa City and our three outreach clinics in Fairfield, Muscatine, and Washington. Our specialty-trained ankle doctors, Dr. Bradly Bussewitz and Dr. Peter Maurus, are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs. To request an appointment online with a Steindler Orthopedic Clinic ankle surgeon, please use the appointment request box or call (319) 338-3606.
Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained ankle doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.