Ankle Pain

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Tomohiro Hamahata

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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  • Can not bend ankle because of pain

  • Feeling uncomfortable in the ankle

  • I have pain in my right ankle

  • I have pain in my left ankle

  • My joints in both legs hurt

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Ankle pain can be on either or both sides. The pain may be pressing, sharp or dull in nature.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Back pain

  • Recent weight loss

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Edema

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

Possible causes

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Gout / pseudogout

    Gout and pseudogout are a group of diseases which are caused by the inflammation and accumulation of crystals in the joints. Gout is caused by accumulation of uric acid crystals, and pseudogout by calcium pyrophosphatecrystals. They are characterized by sudden painful swelling in one or more joints. Gout attacks may be caused by eating foods rich in purines such as seafood, alcohol and red meat, while pseudogout could be due to joint injury, surgery or immune problems.

  • Varicose veins . chronic venous insufficiency . stasis dermatitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Achilles tendonitis

Related serious diseases

  • Lower leg fracture

    Lower leg fracture is fracture of the lower leg bones, the tibia and fibula. It occurs due to injuries like a fall or blows. It's a serious injury that requires \immediate medical attention.

  • Ankle sprain

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have ankle pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

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Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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