Treatments for Ankle Problems
Restoring Pain-Free Function And Strength
Your Ankle Problems
The ankle is made up of many bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons and nerves. The complex structures within the ankles are designed to carry the body’s weight and perform a wide range of activities. Strengthening the leg muscles of the calf and shin will increase the stability of the ankle joint and help reduce ankle pain. Ankle pain is a common occurrence but it is important to determine the true cause of the pain to initiate the appropriate treatment.
For fractures involving the ankles, treatment options will depend on the type of fracture and each individual's unique case. Dr. Goradia is committed to identifying the best treatment pIan for each patient by implementing nonsurgical and conservative measures first.
Ankle Sprains & Torn Ligaments
Ankle sprains are usually treated with ice, rest, compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the initial injury heals, a physical therapy regimen can help to strengthen the ankle. If the injury is severe, arthroscopic ankle surgery can be performed to repair torn ligaments.
Achilles Tears & Tendinitis
This is a common ailment for athletes and weekend warriors alike. Inflammation in the Achilles tendon can cause tightness in the calf muscle, limiting your mobility. Occasionally the Achilles tendon will rupture, requiring surgical reattachment. A partial tear may be remedied with nonsurgical treatment modalities and physical therapy.
Dr. Vic Goradia: Richmond’s Ankle Pain Expert
Dr. Vic Goradia of G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Richmond, VA, is highly trained and experienced in conditions listed above that affect the ankle joint. The road to a full recovery begins with an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Goradia uses advanced imaging techniques to identify the cause of ankle pain and works with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that restores function and quality of life.
Meet Dr. Goradia