Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your ankles. This pain
could be caused by an injury, like a sprain, or by a medical condition, like
arthritis. A sprained ankle often swells and bruises for about 7 to 14 days.
However, it may take a few months for a severe injury to heal fully.
Ankle pain can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include poorly fitting footwear such as ski boots, high heels, sprains, strains, overuse, lack of use or trauma.
Common Causes of Ankle pain:
• Achilles tendinitis.
• Achilles tendon rupture.
• Avulsion fracture.
• Broken foot.
• Bursitis (joint inflammation)
• Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
• Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
• Osteochondritis dissecans.
Diagnosis and treatment:
The may conduct an indepth assessment of the patient,on the basis of the current symptoms , medical history, counterfoils of medicines precribed and suggest the physical tests like Ankle Imaging Tests : Imaging tests like an x-ray or MRI help your doctor see within your ankle and can help diagnose arthritis ankle pain.Lab Tests for Diagnosing Ankle Problems. A blood test, joint fluid test or other lab test can help your doctor confirm that your ankle pain is arthritis....
After diagnosis of the reason for Ankle pain the Physiotherapist suggests a combination excercise therapy pain releif and strengthening of the ankle.