Ankle Pain

Dr. Hoy will diagnose and treat your source of ankle pain and get you back to activities.

There are several injuries that may be experienced, which can precede uncomfortable ankle pain. These may include falling or tripping in which a fracture can occur, or a medical condition such as ankle arthritis. Throbbing, aching, or feeling a burning sensation may be a few of the noticeable symptoms that many people have, and it may progress gradually or be felt immediately. If you have stepped off a curb unexpectedly, tripped while participating in a sporting activity, or changed direction suddenly while running, you may have endured a form of ankle pain. It’s suggested to speak with a podiatrist as quickly as possible, so a correct diagnosis can be performed and treatment can begin.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Dr. John Hoy from Seattle Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
Ankle sprains
Broken ankles
Achilles tendinitis
Achilles tendon rupture
Stress fractures
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Seattle, WA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Ankle Pain Specialist

Seattle Foot & Ankle Doctor

Because of its weight bearing function, the ankle is an area of the body frequently susceptible to pain due to injury or disease. If you experience ankle pain associated with arthritis, sprained ankle, gout, tarsal tunnel syndrome, fracture, etc., top Seattle foot and ankle doctor, Dr. John Hoy, offers relief using the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.

Conditions Causing Ankle Pain

Ankle injuries can occur during simple daily activities, during sporting activities, or with trauma such as auto accidents. Malformations, ankle diseases and disorders vary widely from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. Any ankle pain can greatly impact your lifestyle, because the ankle is such an important load-bearing part of the body.

Our podiatry and foot/ankle specialist can effectively treat all types of ankle problems, such as:

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Ankle Instability
Sprained Ankle
Fractured Ankle

Your particular condition will determine whether you need conservative treatments such as rest, immobilization, pain relief and physical therapy. Alternatively, some conditions require minimally invasive surgery (ankle arthroscopy) and other ankle surgery procedures.

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