Manhattan Podiatry Associates, PC
Podiatrists located in Midtown & Downtown, New York, NY
For New York City patients dealing with ankle pain, doctors at Manhattan Podiatry Associates can help. Here, our podiatrists can work with patients to determine the underlying cause of the discomfort and craft a personalized treatment plan. Visit one of the two convenient locations— Midtown East and Midtown West.
Ankle Pain Q & A
What Makes an Ankle Hurt?
The ankle is a joint where the bones of the feet and legs meet. The up and down motion of the foot is controlled with this joint. The joint itself as well as the very bottom portion of the leg and the flat part of the upper foot are all considered part of the ankle area. Inflammation or injury to the cartilage, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones inside the ankle can all cause the ankle to hurt. Common causes of ankle pain usually include:
- Sprains or injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Nerve Damage
What Symptoms Are Associated with Ankle Pain Conditions?
Indications of an ankle problem can include:
- Cannot bear weight on ankle
- Numbness or tingling
When Should I Visit the Doctor’s Office?
Even simple ankle injuries can cause a lot of discomfort. It is helpful to employ the RICE method to assist with treating the injury while at home. The RICE method will involve:
- Rest- Take a break from activities and keep weight off the ankle
- Ice- Utilize an ice pact for 20 minutes three to four times a day
- Compression- To minimize swelling use a compression bandage
- Elevation- In addition to compression elevate the ankle above the heart to minimize swelling
Over-the-counter pain relievers can also be employed to assist with discomfort and swelling. Options include Advil, Aleve, ibuprofen, and aspirin.
When the above methods do not improve symptoms, you should visit the doctor. You should also visit the doctor right away if:
- You experience severe swelling or pain
- There is a severe deformity or an open wound
- Cannot put any weight on the foot or ankle
- Observe infection indications such as warmth at site, fever over 100° F, and tenderness
Schedule a visit with the podiatrist if swelling doesn’t get better after 2 to 5 days and if you experience persistent discomfort which doesn’t get better after a few weeks.
In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.
Words from our patients
"...the office and exam rooms are clean, the front desk people are always courteous and welcoming and the nurses are super efficient and friendly."
"I'm happy to say that I think my foot problems are behind me and I have Dr. Shapiro and his wonderful staff to thank for that."
"Every appointment the staff was on time and there was no need to wait, which is wonderful when you need to leave work to make a mid-day appt."
"I found Dr. Abramow to be friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and forthcoming about everything involved in my surgery. I would recommend him to a friend..."
"He was incredibly friendly and communicative -- answered all my questions and luckily was able to quickly diagnose my ailment. "
"The doctor took his time and was very good at explaining what was causing the pain in my foot. I would definitely recommend Dr. Landsman to my family and friends!"