Is a sore ankle throwing a wrench into your activities? Ankle discomfort can result from an injury (sprain, strain, fracture), osteoarthritis or an Achilles tendon disorder. Treatment depends on the source of the pain and the risk of complications. Médicus can help you choose a solution adapted to your case.
Why are your ankles sore?
Ankles are used a lot. They play a major role in leg movement and support the body. The ankle is a complex joint consisting of bones, ligaments and tendons. If you experience pain, it could be caused by:
- Impact from a blow, fall or misstep
- Repetitive movement (running, cross-country skiing, cycling, dancing)
- A posture problem (plantar deformation, alignment)
- A medical condition (sprain, osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis)
- Excessive ankle laxity
Symptoms may include joint pain, redness, inflammation or stiffness. It can be irritating and can interfere with a person’s proper functioning, physical activity and sometimes even sleep.
Painful ankles. Who can help?
An orthotist is trained to assess your symptoms, analyze your situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. Their goal is to find a solution that allows you to lead an active life without limitations.
The Médicus approach, for your comfort
At Médicus, our orthotists support you in choosing the best option, according to your specific lifestyle and issue. Our service doesn’t stop there. Then they check with you to see if the solution is right for you and provides some relief. Médicus staff look after you from the assessment of your pain through to follow-up, naturally.
How do I relieve ankle pain?
Weak or injured ankles? Have you considered wearing a brace? It holds your ankle in place to relieve the joint. Braces are useful for treating sprains, and also for preventing them. Many runners and ball sports players wear them.
There are a variety of models tailored to different needs. So we encourage you to book an appointment at Médicus to receive personalized advice on the products best for you, whether your goal is to continue your exercise or daily activities or to alleviate pain following an injury. Ankle supports are also known as ankle orthotics or splints.
Foot orthotics help restore biomechanical alignment and can reduce ankle pain caused by certain conditions. They are made to measure specifically for your feet. That’s why it’s best to make an appointment to consult a specialist who will guide and follow up with you.
Your foot or ankle pain may be caused by your shoes. The well-being of your feet begins with wearing a comfortable shoe that provides good support and is adapted to your type of activity.
Our professionals can determine if your shoes are causing your pain. With their advice, you will be able to choose the right shoe to really make a difference.