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Ankle Pain Specialist


Sports Medicine Physician & Orthopedic Surgeon located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Ankle pain is a common pain condition. You can develop ankle pain from an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying chronic condition. NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., in West Los Angeles, California, specializes in diagnosing and treating ankle pain. He offers multiple treatment options, creating the best plan to ease your pain and help you get back to your normal level of activity. Call the nearest Los Angeles area office or book an appointment online today.

Ankle Pain Q & A

What is ankle pain?

Ankle pain refers to any discomfort you feel in and around your ankle. Your ankle is a large weight-bearing joint that supports your body's mobility. 

Consisting of bone, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscles, any injury or disease that affects one or more of the components that make up your ankle joint may lead to ankle pain.

Dr. Ghodadra is an experienced and skilled sports medicine physician. He specializes in diagnosing and treating ankle pain, helping his patients get back to doing the things they love as quickly as possible. 

What causes ankle pain?

There are many injuries and conditions that affect the ankle that may result in pain. Common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Loose body


You may also develop ankle pain from problems related to your feet or knees, causing you to place additional stress on your ankle joint. 

Dr. Ghodadra treats all types of ankle pain. However, with his expertise in sports medicine, Dr. Ghodadra provides specialized medical and surgical care for ankle pain that develops from a sports injury. 

How is ankle pain diagnosed?

When you visit the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., with concerns about ankle pain, you receive a comprehensive evaluation to find the source of your discomfort.

Dr. Ghodadra asks detailed questions about your ankle pain, including when it started, the location of your pain, and how your pain affects your daily routine. He also reviews your medical history and usual workout routine.

He examines your ankle and performs imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays or an MRI.

How is ankle pain treated?

Treatment for ankle pain is individualized and based on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, and your level of activity. Dr. Ghodadra is a skilled surgeon; however, he may initially recommend medical interventions, such as:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Splinting or bracing
  • Foot orthotics
  • Physical therapy


When appropriate, Dr. Ghodadra performs surgery to treat ankle pain. He uses minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery whenever possible to reduce post-surgical pain and recovery time.

Dr. Ghodadra performs all types of surgery to treat ankle pain, including Achilles tendon repair and arthroscopic ankle debridement for removal of loose bodies or treatment of microfractures.

For expert management of ankle pain, call the office of NEIL GHODADRA, M.D., or book an appointment online today.