If you’re an avid athlete, chances are you have encountered ankle pain or injury at some point in your life. It is certainly not unusual for ankle injuries to occur multiple times, and this is a recipe for chronic ankle pain. Usually chronic ankle pain happens after an original injury isn’t given time to heal and the ankle is injured again. Repeated stress of the tendons around the ankle can cause long-term pain problems.
Sprains, tendonitis, and neuritis are all common conditions that can exacerbate pain problems in your ankles and create a chronic pain problem. A sprain is usually a severe twist that tears ligaments. Tendonitis is the inflammation of tendons that occurs after overuse during activity or as a result of arthritis. Neuritis is nerve inflammation that happens after a number of possible injuries.
The best cure, of course, is prevention. Whenever you injure one of your ankles, you should allow it to fully recover before attempting to exercise again or take part in strenuous activities. Once chronic pain has set in, your doctor can use a combination of pain management therapies to help you get back to normal again.
If you have questions or concerns about chronic ankle pain, please contact us here at Advanced Pain Management. We specialize in long term treatment of chronic pain and help you find solutions that work for you.
This blog is written for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for actual medical treatment. Please contact the APM Augusta office to schedule an appointment if you are in need of medical care.