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Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain. However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, ranging from mild joint pain to Achilles tendonitis.

If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.

  • Sudden intense pain
  • Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
  • Pain that persists for more than two weeks
  • Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
  • Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling

You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.

Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment. Our ankle doctors understand proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition. To consult with an ankle doctor at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., please call (251) 450-2746.

Why choose The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.?

At The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., our specialty-trained ankle doctors are recognized leaders in diagnosing and treating ankle injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs. To request an appointment online with one of The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.’s ankle surgeons, please use the appointment request box or call (251) 450-2746.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained ankle doctors, please use the links below to obtain our New Patient Forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

New Patient Forms Preparing for My Appointment

Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good ankle joint preservation techniques. The following ankle joint preservation techniques will help you to treat your ankle joints with care as they age.


Every day, move your ankle joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury and be careful not to overextend.


Be sure to extend and flex your ankle joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

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Avoid keeping your ankle joint in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your ankle joints from becoming stiff.

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