Ankle Pain

Eastside Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Portland, OR & Gresham, OR

Stubborn ankle pain can make it hard to keep up with your daily activities. At Eastside Foot & Ankle, Brian M. Bowen, DPM, and Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, help you get to the root of the problem. They have the expertise you need to determine what's causing your pain. The Eastside Foot & Ankle team provides personalized care and nonsurgical treatment options. If you're struggling with ankle pain, don't settle for second-rate podiatric care. Call either office in Portland or Gresham, Oregon, today or book an appointment online.

Ankle Pain Q & A

What symptoms are linked to ankle pain?

Most people experience ankle pain at least once during their lifetime. Ankle pain is often caused by a temporary strain that resolves with time and rest.

However, for some people, ankle pain can be severe and ongoing. Ankle pain may occur alone or with other symptoms, such as:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Knee pain
  • Toe pain
  • Pain along the bottom of the foot

At Eastside Foot & Ankle, the team examines your feet to find the cause of your ankle pain. No matter which condition is responsible for your symptoms, you receive top-quality care.

What conditions cause ankle pain?

Ankle pain often begins after an injury or a fall. Many people remember precisely when their ankle pain began. If your pain started after you injured your foot, you might have a sprain or a fracture. However, ankle pain can also be a symptom of chronic conditions, like:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis

If your ankle pain is a new symptom, it's best to see a podiatrist for an expert evaluation. Many conditions that cause ankle pain are treatable when diagnosed early. Putting off treatment can make your symptoms much worse.

How do podiatrists diagnose ankle pain?

During your first appointment, the Eastside Foot & Ankle team carefully examines your feet. They may ask you to stand up and walk around to check for problems with your balance or gait. The team may also ask about your daily activities and find out when your pain started.

In some cases, you may need imagining tests like X-rays. Once your tests are complete, your podiatrist explains what's causing your ankle pain. The experts at the practice then help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

What measures treat ankle pain?

If you have a bone fracture, you may need to wear a brace or cast. But if your symptoms are the result of a chronic condition like arthritis, you might need medications or physical therapy. These treatments may not provide a cure, but they can offer symptom relief.

Some ankle problems can only be resolved through surgery. Fortunately, podiatrists at Eastside Foot & Ankle are experienced surgeons. They can help you explore your options and choose the procedure that's right for you.

If you're frustrated with stubborn ankle pain, call Eastside Foot & Ankle today or book an appointment online.