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Have you noticed pain, swelling and stiffness in your ankle joint that doesn’t seem to go away? Have you recently twisted or sprained an ankle, but thought you had since recovered? You may have what’s called Osteochondritis, a condition characterized by pain and swelling of the ankle that usually follows a more serious ankle injury.
Normally this condition can be resolved by stabilizing the foot and holding it in position for a period of time. If this is not successful, Dr. Vargas may recommend a surgical procedure that allows him to remove tiny bits and pieces of bone or cartilage. If you have a more serious case, small holes may need to be drilled in the aggravated area. This will increase the development of scar tissue and encourage new formation and growth of blood vessels.
This condition occurs more frequently in young men, probably due to the increased number of sports related injuries. The discomfort level varies from case to case, depending on whether the damaged tissue remains close to the point of origin, or detaches and becomes trapped elsewhere. The amount of pain you suffer will depend on the treatment that ranges from immobilization to surgery.

Other symptoms that are indicative of osteochondritis that you should look out for include: joint popping and lack of full range of motion.

Dr. Vargas can diagnose and treat osteochondritis, but you may want to take some preventive measures. Be aware of the possibility of overuse injuries, and seek treatment early. Know the demands of your sports and concentrate on proper form and technique. Stability and strength training is important in preventing injuries.
If you have recovered from an injury, but pain seems to linger, get back with Dr. Vargas at (281) 313-0090 or (281) 342-8700. His team is waiting to help you take the next step toward total foot health.


Winning a game or taking care of your family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) or Katy, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high-quality, tested foot care products in our store.
We provide gentle care and top technologies that end foot and ankle pain fast!



"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

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15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

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