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Common Causes of Ankle Pain Kennesaw, GA

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain Atlanta GA

The ankle is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body. Not only is it used repeatedly throughout the day, but because it rolls and moves in many different directions, it can easily become hurt doing the most mundane activities. When your ankle hurts and it is difficult to stand or walk, your mobility and quality of life can be greatly affected. The pain physicians and medical professionals at Medici Spine & Pain can diagnose ankle conditions and provide effective treatment plans to help you regain strength in your joint.

The ankles are intricate parts of the body containing joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that can be injured or affected by disease. Inflammation or injuries can impact the ankle joint, causing pain that limits mobility. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Avulsion fracture
  • Broken foot
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  • Osteoarthritis (a disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Finding the source of the pain is the first step in determining the best option for treatment. As noted above, because there are so many causes of ankle pain, it is never as easy as just a “sprained ankle” or “arthritis pain.” The pain can be acute and affect the outside or inside of your ankle, or it can be chronic pain caused by arthritis of the joints that will gradually worsen over time. While mild ankle pain often responds well to RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) at home, it can take quite a long time to mend. A doctor should always evaluate severe ankle pain, and even mild ankle pain that persists longer than a few days should be evaluated.

The feet and ankles bear and balance the weight of the entire body. If ankle pain is not properly diagnosed and treated, your entire life can be disrupted. Trying to perform the most basic tasks – standing to brush your teeth, putting on socks, walking from room to room – can be negatively impacted and disrupted by ankle pain.

At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer treatment plans for painful ankle conditions that include pain in the joints, nerve tunnels, muscles, and tendons. We offer injection therapies that can deliver medications and other healing substances directly to the source of inflammation or pain. In addition to medications, we utilize physiotherapy methods to help improve the function of the ankle joints. Our multidisciplinary approach to treatment ensures that the underlying condition, not just the symptoms, are treated.

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Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

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Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

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This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

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Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

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Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

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