Pain at the back of ankle

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Tomohiro Hamahata

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

It describes the painful sensation over the back of the leg near the heel along the course of the Achilles tendon, which may be pressing,sharp, burning or dull.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Pain at the back of ankle

Possible Causes

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

    Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that is characterized by the long-term inflammation of the joints in your spine. Although there is no known cause for this condition, certain genetic factors are thought to be involved.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in the Achilles tendon?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have joint redness, swelling or warmth?

  • Is the affected area of your body hot to touch?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

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