All Patients of Dr. Burke Orthopedics: Due to an unexpected medical issue, Dr. Burke will not be in the office treating patients until August 29th, 2022. All surgeries will be postponed until September 27th, 2022. Our staff will continue seeing patients in our offices and taking care of any needs outside of Dr. Burke’s care in his absence. We do apologize for this inconvenience and urge you to reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns. If you have been scheduled for surgery within this timeframe and feel you cannot wait for treatment, please, contact our office as soon as possible so we can assist you in obtaining a new surgeon capable of completing your treatment. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with exceptional orthopedic care until Dr. Burke’s return.
Our Pearland office will reopen tomorrow, 2/19/2021, for normal business hours 8:30am to 5pm.

Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can be uncomfortable and make everyday activities impossible if the pain is severe or persistent. Ankle pain and discomfort is commonly caused by overuse and tends to go away with rest and proper care. If the pain is persistent and does not dissipate with elevation, rest, or hot/cold compression, it may signify it is time to consult an orthopedic professional for specialized treatment.

What Causes Ankle Pain

Ankle pain is commonly caused by strenuous exercise or overuse and usually goes away with rest. Prolonged pain combined with other symptoms, such as swelling, inability to walk, inability to move ankle, and/or a sharp, piercing pain may indicate there is a greater underlying orthopedic issue. Some of the conditions that may cause ankle pain can be, but are not limited to:

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How to Fix Ankle Pain

Ankle pain that does not go away after rest may require orthopedic care, get in contact with Dr. Burke Orthopedics as this could signify a greater orthopedic problem. After scheduling your appointment or while awaiting treatment, here are some at-home pain relief tips to help relieve ankle pain:

  • Elevate and rest the ankle
  • Apply an ice pack
  • Apply a heating pad or take a warm shower
  • Avoid overuse
  • Avoid unnecessary walking and movement
  • Wear a compression sock

If you believe your ankle pain is serious or remains for a prolonged period of time and is paired with other symptoms, consult Dr. Burke Orthopedics to seek specialized orthopedic treatment to relieve your ankle pain today.

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