The most common ankle injury is a sprained ankle, but ankle pain can have numerous sources.
Ankle pain that results from a traumatic injury is often a sports-related injury. But you don't necessarily have to be an athlete or even a social sportsperson to twist your ankle.
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, damage to tendons, fractures, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome) 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.
Causes of Ankle pain
- Fractures associated with a injury or stress fractures
- Torn or damage to tendons
- Poor blood flow
- Blood clot
- Nerve compression (tarsal tunnel)
- Flat feet or rolled in ankles
- High ached feet
- Clinical examination
- Vascular and neurological assessment
- Biomechanical assessment to better understand why the pain developed
- Ultrasound Scan
Do not let ankle pain go without treatment. Because your ankles support the weight of your entire body, ankle pain tends to affect other areas of your feet, ankles, knees, legs, and back.
We provide non-surgical care with the goal of eliminating symptoms and decreasing the progression. We help our clients achieve their health and lifestyle goals, book an appointment to find out how we can help you get back on your feet pain-free!
Dr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist