ankle pain treatment

Ankle Pain Treatment

Ankle pain can be caused due to sprains, ligament tears, ankle instability, arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, gout, fracture, nerve compression, or poor structural alignment.

Ankle pain - causes and symptoms

Common causes of ankle pain

Ankle Sprain: A sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the ankle. It can be caused due to sporting injuries or accidents.
Osteoarthritis: Also called OA is the most common chronic joint condition.
Arthritis: A common condition that causes swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints.
Tendinitis: A condition that causes pain that makes it difficult to move the affected joint. It affects the ankle, shoulder, knee, elbow, heel, or wrist.
Gout: Gout is a condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints.
Bursitis: When the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints, called the Bursa become inflamed, they cause pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Also known as RA, is a disease where healthy tissues are broken down by your own body’s immune system.

Common symptoms of ankle pain

  • Ankle swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Redness, burning pain, stiffness
  • Ankle instability
  • Inability to bear weight

When to consult a doctor for ankle pain?

  • Pain when rolling the ankle
  • Intense pain
  • Inability to move the ankle
  • Persistent pain
  • Inability to do everyday tasks