Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can be debilitating, immobilizing, and may interfere with your ability to walk and perform many activities of daily living.  At Orthobiologics Associates, we can help reduce your discomfort and improve joint functionality with a variety of integrative ankle pain treatments.

Whether you recently injured your ankle or suffer from chronic pain, we have safe and effective, non-surgical ankle pain solutions designed to treat both acute and chronic discomfort.

We offer multiple holistic and regenerative treatments, including stem cell ankle injections, PRP for ankle pain, bracing, and more. Offering several therapeutic options allows us to address the underlying cause of your painful symptoms and help optimize your treatment protocol. To learn more about how non-surgical treatment can help you recover from ankle pain, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Ankle Pain

Orthobiologics for Ankle Pain

Our non-surgical, cell-based ankle pain treatments are outpatient procedures that we administer in our office. These orthobiologic therapies offer myriad advantages over surgery, including shorter recovery timelines, less intra- and post-procedure pain, and a far lower risk of treatment-related complications.

Our innovative orthobiologic treatments leverage endogenous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells to stimulate natural tissue regeneration, improve circulation, and decrease inflammation. These cells support the body’s natural healing process and, as a result, help treat pain and mobility issues.

After treatment, most patients are able to return to their normal activities within one to two days, and results often become noticeable within weeks. Depending on the severity of the condition, complete recovery may take up to one year.

Ankle Bracing

Ankle Pain Treatments

Our orthobiologic therapy clinics are state-of-the-art, full-service regenerative medicine facilities. We use the latest equipment and technology to harvest endogenous regenerative cells from various tissues, including bone marrow, fat, and blood.  

Aside from PRP and stem cells for ankle pain, we also offer professional bracing services that may help decrease pain and encourage faster tissue healing. Depending on the severity and underlying cause of your discomfort, wearing a professionally fitted brace may help minimize further tissue damage and accelerate your recovery. When indicated for your condition, we can fit you with the best brace for your needs and lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Ankle Pain Treatment Questions

Should I avoid physical activity if I have ankle pain?

Not necessarily. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced healthcare provider to determine what’s best for your unique condition. To protect your ankle from further damage, you may need to modify certain activities or engage in specific exercises to strengthen the joint and improve mobility. 

Can stretches or exercises help alleviate activity-related ankle pain?

Typically, gentle exercises and stretches that help strengthen the ankle and improve range of motion are beneficial for managing activity-associated ankle pain. Only a qualified provider, such as a physical therapist or orthopedic specialist, can recommend specific exercises for your needs.

Are there shoes or supportive equipment I should wear during physical activity?

Supportive shoes with defined arches and ankle support can help keep your ankle stable during activity. An ankle brace or other supportive mechanism may also be helpful in stabilizing the ankle, depending on your needs. Your health care provider can make specific recommendations based on the type and severity of your condition.

Is it possible to prevent ankle pain from worsening during activity?

In many cases, yes. Practicing good posture, moving with proper form, gradually increasing activity levels, and avoiding activities that exacerbate ankle pain can all be helpful. To help minimize your risk of further strain or injury, it’s important to listen to your body when you feel pain and take breaks when necessary.

Can ice or heat help alleviate my ankle pain?

Applying heat or ice may be beneficial, depending on the source and severity of your ankle pain.  Heat therapy is typically indicated for stiffness and chronic pain, while ice therapy is often useful for reducing inflammation and acute pain. Consult with your health care provider for recommendations suited to your needs.

What can I do to protect my ankle during activity?

To help prevent further tissue damage and minimize movement-related pain, it’s typically best to avoid engaging in high-impact activities until your ankle heals fully. You can also wear supportive bracing equipment to protect the joint and practice exercises that help strengthen your ankle without causing discomfort.

What can I do to promote healing and minimize pain after activity? 

Elevating the affected ankle, getting adequate rest, and applying ice can help decrease inflammation and pain. Getting stem cells for an ankle injury and following a personalized rehabilitation protocol designed by a qualified health care provider may also help expedite the recovery process.