Your Idaho Falls & Rexburg Foot & Ankle Specialists

Ankle Pain

Our Foot and Ankle Services

Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle.

Ankle Pain

Causes of Ankle Pain

  • A fracture in one of the bones that make up the ankle joint.
  • Arthritis of the ankle joint.
  • Inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Injury to the nerves that pass through the ankle. In this case, the nerves become stretched, torn, injured by a direct blow, or pinched under pressure.
  • Scar tissue in the ankle after a sprain. The scar tissue takes up space in the joint, putting pressure on the ligaments.
  • Torn or inflamed tendon.

Signs & Symptoms

Ankle pain signs and symptoms include:

Instability

  • Ankle instability

Diffifulty Walking

  • Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heel 

Pain

  • Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle

Repeated Sprains

  • Repeated ankle sprains

Swelling

  • Swelling in the ankle

Tenderness

  • Tenerness in the ankle

Treatments for Ankle Pain

  • Over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.
  • Physical therapy, including tilt-board exercises that focus on strengthening the muscles, restoring range of motion, and increasing your perception of joint position.
  • Ankle braces or other supports.
  • Steroid medication.
  • Immobilization to allow the bone to heal (in cases of fractures).

Idaho Foot & Ankle Center

IDAHO FALLS OFFICE
1540 Elk Creek Dr. Idaho Falls, ID 83404
P: 208.529.8393
F: 208.529.8398

Hours:
MON 8AM-5PM | TUES 7AM-3PM
WED-THURS 8AM-5PM | FRI 8AM-12PM

REXBURG OFFICE
393 E 2nd N
Rexburg, ID 83440
P: 208.356-9466

Hours:
TUES-THURS 8AM-4PM

Contact Us