Sometimes ankle pain can be related or caused foot issues such as flat feet
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness and warmth in the involved area. The pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing and ankle motion.
Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation and immobilization but may also include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, physical therapy and cortisone injections. A foot and ankle surgeon can best determine the cause of the ankle pain and appropriate treatment options.
For more info on ankle pain, see below:
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Arthritis
- Ankle Fracture
- Old Ankle Sprains Increase Risk for Newly Active Baby Boomers
- Peroneal Tendon Injuries
- Talar Dome Lesion
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Nerve Compression)
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