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1.  Ankle Pain
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, such as arthritis. According to the University of Illinois, an ankl...
Symptoms:
  • Ankle pain
2.  Ankle Sprain
An ankle sprain occurs when there has been significant injury to the surrounding ligaments that connect the bones of the leg to the foot. The injury usually happens accidentally when you twist or turn your ankl...
Symptoms:
  • Bruises
  • Ankle pain
  • Swollen ankle
  • Difficulty walking
3.  What Is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, causes inflammation of the joints in the body. Explore our doctor-reviewed health articles and learn more about osteoarthritis.
Symptoms:
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle joint - painful on movement
  • Walking difficulty due to ankle and foot
  • Swollen ankle
  • Joint stiffness
4.  Sprains & Strains
Sprain refers to damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. Strain refers to damage or tearing of a muscle.
Symptoms:
  • Foot pain
  • Bruises
  • Irritable mood
  • Ankle pain
  • Swollen ankle
5.  Arthritis
Arthritis is inflammation of the joints (the points where bones meet) in one or more areas of the body. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, all of which have different causes and treatment methods. Th...
Symptoms:
  • Joint tenderness
  • Knee stiff
  • Bursitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Chronic pain
6.  Tendinitis
Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When these tendons become irritated or inflamed, it is called tendinitis . This condition causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move th...
Symptoms:
  • Chronic pain
  • Hip stiff
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot pain
7.  Tendon Sheath Inflammation (Tenosynovitis)
A tendon is a type of fibrous tissue connects your muscles to your bones. These tissues help control actions such as running, jumping, and lifting. Without tendons you would not be able to control the movement of you...
Symptoms:
  • Chronic pain
  • Joints warm
  • Hip stiff
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ankle pain
8.  Gout Overview
More than 8 million Americans suffer from gout, and incidence of the disease has increased by about half in the last 20 years. Explore our gout learning center and learn more.
Symptoms:
  • Bursitis
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain in toe
  • Shoulder pain
  • Ankle pain
9.  Standing Your Ground with Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
If you have flat feet, your feet do not have a normal arch when standing, possibly causing pain when you do extensive physical activity.The condition, also referred to as pes planus or fallen arches, is normal i...
Symptoms:
  • Ankle pain
  • Pain
  • Leg pain
  • Foot pain
10.  Fracture
A fracture is a broken bone. It can range from a thin crack to a complete break. A bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places, or many pieces.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Bow legged
  • Joint swelling
  • Uneven limb lengths
  • Deformity of toe
  • Ankle pain
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