Ankle pain is a common problem, but it can disrupt the patient’s life significantly. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dominique Nickson provides diagnosis and treatment to patients with ankle pain in McKinney, Texas, and surrounding areas including Frisco, Allen, Plano and Prosper, Texas. Patients struggling with this condition should contact Next Step Orthopedics to make an appointment with Dr. Nickson.
The ankle is composed of a complicated network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ankle pain may occur whenever 1 or more of these components sustains an injury. Some of the most common causes of ankle pain include:
The most common symptoms of a problem in the ankle are pain, redness, swelling, and warmth. In many cases, this pain will become more intense when the patient moves the ankle or attempts to bear weight on the ankle.
Because the symptoms of various ankle problems can be similar, patients need an experienced diagnostician. Dr. Nickson can evaluate the patient carefully and determine which specific issues are contributing to their pain.
Dr. Nickson diagnoses ankle pain by examining the ankle, making note of the patient’s symptoms, and ordering tests to view the ankle’s internal structures, such as an X-ray.
Some cases of ankle pain may improve with rest and ice. Patients may need to wear a brace, boot or a cast while their ankle heals. They may also need to participate in physical therapy. However, if conservative treatments aren’t sufficient, Dr. Nickson may recommend surgery. Dr. Nickson will explain each of the treatment options available in detail, paying special attention to the advantages and disadvantages.
"Dr. Nickson & his staff are awesome. He took a very cautious approach to the treatment of my broken foot, and I think he saved my foot. I would highly recommend him"
"Dr. Nickson is a knowledgeable and skilled orthopedic surgeon that listens to his patients’ concerns."
"Dr. Nickson is professional and comforting. He listened to my issues (they were extensive) while making me feel as if I was his only patient."
"If you are looking for a doctor who cares and a medical staff that loves there job and patients, this is the place."
"Dr. Nickson is an excellent doctor, an expert in his field and very thorough. Very pleased with my ankle reconstruction results."