A number of injuries and conditions can cause chronic ankle pain. The ankle is the joint where the foot and leg meet and is made up of bones, cartilages, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Pain associated with the ankle may be felt on the inside or outside of the ankle or along the Achilles tendon. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the affected area and may worsen when bearing weight or with ankle motion. Ankle pain can be caused by sprains, damage or swelling to tendons, infection, heel pain or injuries, blood vessel blockages, and nerve injuries. Because the ankle is a vital element of walking, any condition that affects it can limit a person’s mobility. Conditions affecting the ankle include:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
- Peroneal Tendonitis/Tear
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
If you suffer with chronic ankle pain, contact us for diagnosis and treatment.