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Treatment for a Dislocated Ankle

Experiencing a dislocated ankle can be a traumatic event, often leading to significant damage and requiring specialized treatment. A podiatrist, who is an expert in foot and ankle conditions, plays an essential role in managing such injuries. Treatment, which typically involves realigning the ankle joint, may also require the application of a splint or cast for stabilization. In severe cases involving fractures, surgery may be necessary to ensure proper healing. The recovery process varies in duration, emphasizing the importance of regular follow-up appointments with a podiatrist to monitor progress and address any emerging issues. Podiatrists possess the expertise to provide targeted care, facilitating optimal recovery, and minimizing the risk of complications. If you have dislocated an ankle, it is suggested that you schedule an immediate appointment with a podiatrist who can perform a thorough exam, and offer the correct treatment and follow-up care you need.

Ankle pain can have many different causes and the pain may potentially be serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Total Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in San Antonio, Uvalde, and Jourdanton, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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