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Family Foot & Ankle

Why Does My Ankle Hurt?

Painful ankleThere are many reasons you could be experiencing ankle pain. Most obviously, you could have a sprain (stretched or torn ligaments), strain (pulled muscle), or fracture (broken bone) as a result of a sudden injury or repetitive stress. Tendonitis, which occurs when tendons become torn, swollen, or inflamed, is another common source of pain, especially among athletes who play sports with repetitive actions. Of course, any joint can be affected by arthritis, too—rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. There could also be nerve damage or compression, such as tarsal tunnel syndrome.

At Family Foot and Ankle Center, we’ll help you get to the bottom of stubborn ankle pain so you can get back on your feet. If you suffer an ankle injury, follow the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and pay us a visit. Our experienced doctors will make a diagnosis and get you started on the right treatment plan for your condition and desired lifestyle. We have six offices in the Greater Cincinnati area. Dial (513) 728-4800 or (859) 282-1572 to set an appointment at the one most convenient for you.

Dr. Cynthia Miller
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Dr. Cynthia Miller is a board certified podiatrist who has been established in the Cincinnati area since 2004.