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Ankle Pain May Happen Without an Injury

Ankle pain is possible to have when there is no obvious injury that has occurred. It may be the result of an autoimmune disease, such as lupus, or from various types of arthritis. These can include gout, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Some people can experience ankle pain from having flat feet and Achilles tendonitis, which may happen gradually from wear and tear of the Achilles tendon. Some people may have ankle pain from an existing infection, such as streptococcus, which can affect the ankle bone and surrounding joints. An examination is often performed to determine the cause of the ankle pain. This is done by having an ultrasound or CT scan, which are successful methods for viewing joint or bone damage. If you have ankle pain for any reason, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can offer you the correct treatment solutions.

Ankle pain can have many different causes and the pain may potentially be serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Vivian C. Iwu, DPM from Choice Podiatry Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Marietta, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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