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many people suffer from foot and ankle pain unnecessarily.

~ Dr. Phil Pinsker


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By Dr. Philip S. Pinkser
August 06, 2015
Tags: Ankle Sprains  

In the case of a fall or other injury to the foot or ankle the reason for pain and discomfort is obvious, but what about when you are experiencing pain, either constant or occasional, for which you can’t pinpoint a cause? Board certified podiatrist, Dr. Phillip S. Pinsker and his highly trained staff have over 25 years experience in treating all foot and ankle problems and know what to look for. Some of the more common causes of ankle pain are:

Ankle Sprain

Sometimes, especially if the ligaments that support your ankles are already stretched from previous injuries, an ankle sprain may have occurred without your realizing it. Tripping on an uneven surface or landing “wrong” on your foot at the bottom of the stairs may not have hurt very much at the time but may have resulted in a sprain nevertheless. The primary symptoms of an ankle sprain are pain, swelling, and bruising.

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

With this condition you usually experience continuing pain on the outside of the ankle. You may also have increased ankle instability (leading to repeated ankle sprains), stiffness, and tenderness at the site. Oftentimes chronic lateral ankle pain develops after an injury or a sprain that was not treated promptly or correctly. It can also be cause by arthritis, a fracture, scar tissue from a sprain, or an inflamed tendon.


If you have previously had a twisting type of injury to the ankle this condition, also known as osteochondritis dissecans can occur. It happens when a small piece of cartilage and bone become loose as a result of the injury. Although sometimes the affected area heals on its own, it is possible for the piece to actually separate and become caught in a joint.

The only way to find out for sure what is making your ankle hurt is to schedule a consultation with our office. Dr. Pinsker will conduct a thorough examination of your ankle and diagnose the cause of your ankle pain. He will then choose the treatment method that is right for you. If you’re experiencing ankle pain, don’t delay. Call our office at 724-7410 or make an appointment online through our website. What may seem like a minor injury could actually be a more serious issue; treat it now and avoid worse problems down the road.