How Does Ankle Pain Happen?

Patients who experience ankle pain often have difficulty in completing daily activities. There are various reasons why ankle pain can occur, including an injury, stepping off of a curb unexpectedly, or possibly from muscle weakness. There are noticeable symptoms that often accompany ankle pain. These consist of difficulty in putting weight on the affected foot, swollen calves, and pain that may gradually become worse. Ankle pain may be a result of an ankle sprain or a broken foot, and immediate medical attention is often sought for relief. Many patients use an elastic bandage that can help to stabilize the ankle until a chiropodist is contacted. It is beneficial to refrain from bearing any weight on the ankle, and crutches are often used for mobility. There may be specific stretches that can be performed, and this may depend on the reason for the ankle pain. If you have this type of pain, please consult with a chiropodist who can effectively determine the cause and offer correct treatment options. 

Ankle pain is a common symptom of many lower limb problems. If you are experiencing ankle pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

The ankle is composed of a number of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. There are many conditions which may cause ankle pain. 


  • Ankle strains or sprains

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Fractures

  • Bursitis

  • Arthritis

  • Gout

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


If you have ankle pain, you may also experience a variety of other symptoms depending on the underlying cause of the pain. Some of these symptoms may include ankle swelling, bruising, redness, numbness or tingling, instability, and difficulty walking.


The underlying cause of ankle pain can be diagnosed by a chiropodist. Diagnoses are typically made based on your medical history, a physical examination of the affected ankle, and imaging studies such as X-rays. 


Treatment for your ankle pain will depend on its underlying cause. Often, the chiropodist will recommend that you rest the affected ankle. You might also need to ice, compress, and elevate the ankle, wear an orthotic device, or take medications to reduce pain and inflammation. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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