When Should I Be Concerned About Ankle Pain?
By Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists
October 28, 2021
Category: Foot Condition
Tags: Ankle Pain  

Foot and ankle pain in Bellefontaine, Springfield, and London, OH has many causes. A sprain, bursitis, or a fracture are just a few problems that trigger ankle pain. If your pain is persistent or severe, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Anderson, Dr. Richard Jennings, or Dr. Melitta Simmons today at the Complete Foot and Ankle Specialists.

Ankle Pain- When to See the Doctors

In most cases, you can treat minor ankle pain with ice, compression, or elevating your leg. However, some ankle pain — especially severe or persistent pain — may require immediate treatment. Additionally, if you experience consistent stiffness, swelling, or redness, it's probably time to seek foot and ankle pain treatment in Bellefontaine, Springfield, and London, OH.

Other signs you should take ankle pain seriously include:

  • Popping in the ankle
  • Loss of feeling
  • Deformity
  • Can't put any weight on the ankle
  • Cannot resume regular activities


An ankle sprain usually causes pain when you try and put weight on the affected leg, but you can treat most sprains with ice and rest. You can also expect a limited range of motion, severe stiffness, and swelling or weakness. If the symptoms persist, you should seek treatment right away. A fracture usually requires immediate care. You'll experience severe pain and be unable to put any weight on the ankle. If a bone protrudes through your skin, you'll need immediate treatment. There are cases where people left ankle fractures undiagnosed, which led to permanent nerve damage and deformity.

Your ankles are an important part of your daily functions. If you cannot resume your day-to-day activities after a few days, you need to have Dr. Anderson, Dr. Jennings or Dr. Simmons diagnose the extent of your injury so they can recommend the appropriate course of action. As leading foot and ankle pain specialists in Bellefontaine, Springfield, and London, OH, Dr. Anderson, Dr. Jennings, and Dr. Simmons at Complete Foot and Ankle Specialists are skilled in the latest techniques and treatment for foot and ankle injuries. Call (937) 599-3668 for the Bellefontaine office or (937) 322-3346 for the Springfield office to schedule an appointment today.