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