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5 Probable Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Some common causes of ankle pain include injury, arthritis, and normal wear and tear. Depending on the cause, there may be pain or stiffness around the ankle. The ankle can also swell and prohibit weight bearing.

Most Common Causes of Ankle Pain

  1. Bursitis: Bursae are lubricated, fluid-filled thin sacs between bone and surrounding soft tissue that cushions your bones when moving. Bursitis occurs when these sacs become irritated and inflamed.

  2. Fractures: An accident or injury can cause bones to break or fracture. Common symptoms of ankle fractures are immediate and severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness to touch, and the inability to put any weight on the injured foot.

  3. Sprains: Ankle sprains are injuries that occur when you roll, twist, or awkwardly turn your ankle. This type of action can cause the tough bands of tissue, the ligaments, to stretch or tear.

  4. Tendonitis: Irritated, inflamed tendons are soft-tissue injuries called tendonitis. Tendons connect muscles to bones. Sometimes, a tendon can tear (such as an Achilles tendon rupture). A torn tendon may require surgical repair.

  5. Arthritis: Pain and stiffness in the ankle joint can result from ankle arthritis. Arthritis happens when cartilage breaks down. These breakdowns cause bones to rub together. Injuries and overuse can cause arthritis, which is more common in people over 65.

If you are experiencing any ankle pain, Curalta Foot & Ankle is here to help you. We offer comprehensive treatment for many common (and not-so-common) ailments. Call (973) 365-2208 or request an appointment at our office today!

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