How To Treat Ankle Pain
This video will explain the many different ways that you treat ankle pain as well as recognizing the symptoms before serious injury.
Hello, I'm Charles Goldman, a qualified chiropodist podiatrist. I run The Foot Pad chiropody and physical therapy clinic in Holborn, Central London. Today, I'm going to talk to you about various foot problems and their treatment.
In this video, we're going to discuss the treatment of ankle pain. The first thing we need to determine is what the cause and what the symptoms are. If you had an injury, sport football, basketball, etc.
and it's possible you have a sprained ankle that involves strapping and treatment for pain, if it's a break, it needs the advice of a doctor. It could be other factors, it could be arthritis which would involve palliative treatments and possible steroid injections and at the very worst possible, replacement joints. This is a very complicated thing and obviously that would only be done under orthopedic surgeon supervision and treatment.
The other factors involved could be flat feet that can cause ankle pain. Physical activity itself without any sprains, ballet, football can cause pain in the ankle joints. All these things need to be diagnosed properly before you do any treatment.
Palliative treatments are okay, that is pain killers, strapping but do seek medical advice. If you're not involved in a particular physical activity and you feel perhaps you are getting arthritic as you're getting older, you can seek help and the things you can have done are cortisone injections. This can also be done under general anesthetic if it has to pin point the particular spot.
This is done in a hospital only and under medical supervision, and this is the way I would recommend you would treat ankle pain. .