Painful Ankle Treatment
The treatment of ankle pain depends on the underlying cause. Ankle injuries, skin infections, joint infections, and arthritis are treated differently. Treatment for ankle pain may include elevation, cold compresses, a splint, crutches, and anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment may include antibiotics, physical therapy, or surgery.
Treatment for ankle pain may include:
- Cold compresses
- Use a walker.
- Use crutches.
- Use a cane.
- Elevate the ankle
- Ankle cast or splint
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication
- Antibiotics for ankle skin infections
- Antibiotics for joint infections
- Surgery for ankle fracture
- Physical therapy for ankle pain
Painful Ankle Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ankle pain:
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