The team at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle, located in White Plains, New York and led by board-recognized surgeon Dr. Ari Rubinstein, ensures prompt and accurate diagnosis of the underlying issue causing your ankle pain. Dr. Rubinstein, a renowned ankle specialist, then develops an individualized treatment plan that may entail one or more treatments. Dr. Rubinstein’s expertise attracts patients from throughout White Plains, as well as, neighboring communities, including Scarsdale, Harrison, Eastchester, Ardsley, Hartsdale, and Mamaroneck. If you are experiencing ankle pain due to an injury or deformity, schedule a consultation with Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle. Schedule at your convenience by calling our office or using the online scheduling tool.
The ankle is an intricate and delicate network of muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Because ankles are strong enough to bear someone’s body weight, yet complex enough for precision turns and movement, they can be prone to injury and pain.
Athletes, people who walk or run a lot, and the aging are most likely to have problems with ankle pain.
Some of the common causes of ankle pain include:
Though the above are the common causes of ankle pain, there are several more serious underlying conditions that pain an indicator of. This can include a broken foot or ankle, an ankle sprain, Avascular necrosis (the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply), and an inflammatory condition that develops in response to an infection in another part of the body. Chronic pain lasting more than a few days is an indication that a person should seek professional help.
A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle rolls, twists or turns an awkward way. Such an injury can stretch or tear the ligaments (tough bands of tissue) that help hold the ankle bones together.
Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle.
Treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the injury. A moderate to severe sprain generally needs attention from a doctor. Walking with a sprained ankle can be painful, so a removable device such as a splint or brace and crutches are often needed.
When a sprain does not heal properly, a cast or walking boot may be required. Surgery may be recommended in the rare case of a severe ligament tear.
If your ankle makes walking downright impossible, you owe it to yourself to get treated. Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle can help. Call or click today to set up your diagnostic appointment.
Here are just some of the insurance we accept. To find out if an insurance not listed here is accepted, give our office a call. For any questions about an existing bill, please call (718) 872-9258. Your insurance company can help you determine if we are in your network and if you need a referral to see us. Please contact your insurance directly to find out. It is your responsibility to know your insurance plan and how it works. We do not accept medicaid, workers compensation, no fault insurance (auto accident cases), or legal cases. Insurance not found on the list? Don't worry, we honor and accept your out of network benefits. And of course, you can self-pay at reasonable rates. ALL patients are encouraged to schedule evisits at this time. The eVisit will offer options for safe treatment at home, and will recommend an office encounter if 'hands on' is required - like xray & ultrasound imaging or performance of procedures like shockwave.
"Dr Rubenstein was quite good, gave reasonable advice, quick service and was pleasant to talk with."
"I also appreciated his approach to helping me - for example, not jumping right into talks of surgery, but first, trying other, non-invasive forms of treatment."
"...Explained everything, and was overall a very pleasant experience, will be coming back for sure!"
"...He was kind, gentle and knowledgable."
"The guy genuinely cares. He took the time to figure out exactly what was wrong with my foot..."