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Ankle Pain and Other Symptoms Are Treated by the Orthopedic Specialists at Tampa General Hospital

Man helping woman with hurt ankleAnkle pain and other symptoms, such as stiffness and range of motion loss, can turn once-simple activities into painful experiences. Standing, walking, and going upstairs can become a chore, not to mention exercising or playing sports. The ankle is a complex joint that allows you to walk forward while also being flexible enough to permit the sideways motions needed for balance. It is composed of bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and ligaments and is susceptible to a variety of conditions that can cause chronic pain.

Some of the injuries and diseases that affect the ankle include tendinitis, osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and fractures. Besides ankle pain, the symptoms these and other ankle conditions cause include:

  • Tendon pain
  • Inflammation and redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Instability
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected ankle
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Weakness

Treatment Options

There are a variety of conservative treatments that can provide relief from ankle pain and associated symptoms, including pain relievers, physical therapy, hot and cold packs, and rest. If these treatments don’t provide sufficient relief, a total ankle replacement procedure may be an option to consider. Tampa General Hospital’s orthopedic surgeons utilize the PROPHECY® Preoperative Navigation system, which helps to improve implant accuracy, as well as three types of implants as a continuum of care for patients. Our surgeons are also fellowship trained, which means they have received an extra year of orthopedics training and are highly experienced in using advanced robotic techniques to perform minimally invasive ankle replacement surgery.

TGH takes a comprehensive approach to ankle pain treatment to help improve patient mobility, range of motion, and quality of life. Additionally, our commitment to our patients has helped us earn recognition as one of America's Best Hospitals for Orthopedics for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

If you would like an orthopedic specialist at Tampa General Hospital to evaluate your ankle pain and associated symptoms, use our Physician Finder to obtain a referral or call us at 1-800-822-DOCS (3627).