Ankle Pain and Ankle Injuries

A person who sustains an ankle injury should immediately consult a doctor or go to their local emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Treatment of ankle pain depends upon the source of the pain and the patient’s general health. Chronic ankle pain or mild sprains are treated with rest, ice, elevation, and immobilization. Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and cortisone injections may also be used to treat some ankle problems. It is also important not to walk on an injured ankle until a doctor is consulted. An x-ray should be taken to rule out a possible fracture or dislocation when ankle trauma occurs.