About Ankle Pain
Pain in the ankle can result from inflammation or injury to any of the structures in this region, including the bones, joint space, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Common causes of ankle pain include sprains or injuries. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and other types of arthritis can also cause ankle pain. Achilles tendonitis is another potential cause. The underlying cause can be deduced from the symptoms. Symptoms of ankle osteoarthritis often include: tenderness or pain, reduced ability to move, walk, or bear weight, stiffness and swelling in the joint. In case of a sprain, the pain will be felt right away at the site of the tear. In more severe sprains, you may hear and/or feel something tear, along with a pop or snap. An injury to the ankle will usually result in swelling, and sometimes bruising, too. Often, an individual will not be able to bear any weight on their ankle.