This can develop after an injury to the ankle joint, overuse of the ankle joint or arthritis and infection in the ankle joint.
The ankle is a complex weight-bearing joint that allows for walking, running and jumping. It is composed of many parts including bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Ankle pain can develop after an injury to any of the structures in the ankle joint, overuse of the ankle joint, arthritis in the ankle joint or infection in the ankle joint.
If you injure or have pain in your ankle, it is important you treat it with some basic first aid. This can help improve your symptoms and protect your ankle from additional damage. The common treatment for an ankle injury is known as "PRICE," which stands for Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Your healthcare provider may recommend over-the-counter medications to help with your pain. These may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, or other medications that do not have anti-inflammatory effects, such as acetaminophen. These medications can interact with other medications, so you should ask your healthcare provider which one is right for you.
Contact your healthcare provider if you have ankle pain/injury that is severe or is not responding to basic first aid at home. Be prepared to discuss the details of any injury, your symptoms and how long you have had them.
Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.
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