foot and ankle
Experiencing Ankle Pain?
Though most commonly the result of acute trauma or sports-related injuries, such as fractures and sprains, ankle pain can also be caused by overuse.
Overuse injuries of the ankle typically result in agitation and discomfort, ranging from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis, and/or stress fractures.
If you think you are suffering from an ankle injury or condition, it may be time to seek treatment.
Consult a foot and ankle specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Sudden intense pain
- Pain when you’re not bearing weight
- Pain that lingers for more than two weeks
- Localized swelling that persists or worsens after 2 – 3 days
- Stiffness or weakness restricting your range of motion
Additionally, if you develop a fever or experience increased pain, swelling, redness, or warmth around the affected area, seek immediate treatment from a foot and ankle specialist, as these symptoms may indicate an infection.
Ankle pain typically does not subside without proper treatment due to constant weight bearing, stress, and frequency of use.
Committed to delivering specialized and compassionate foot and ankle care, Dr. Elton understands that an accurate diagnosis is crucial in determining the most effective course of treatment for your individual condition.
To consult with Dr. Elton at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online.
Orthopaedic trauma is a specialized field of orthopaedic medicine concentrated on issues related to the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the entire body following a traumatic incident.
Due to the dynamic nature of orthopaedic trauma injuries, immediate evaluation and treatment is typically required.
Traumatic injuries most often involve fractures and multiple injuries, such as those sustained in accidents, falls, or high-impact collisions, and require rapid medical attention due to the potential implications of such devastating injuries.
Having completed extensive training in trauma, Dr. Elton is highly skilled at treating high-energy of the upper and lower extremeties, traumatic injuries such as non-healing fractures and mal-aligned fractures, as well as providing other relevant care to trauma victims.
To consult with an Dr. Elton at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online.