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Possible Reasons for Ankle Pain

A sprained ankle is one of the most common ankle injuries. A sprain differs from a break or fracture in that ligaments are torn or overstretched. Sprains are usually the result of twisting the ankle. However, ankle pain can have various causes, such as arthritis, gout, nerve damage or injury, blocked blood vessels, or infection of the joint. The RICE method is the easiest method of treatment one with ankle pain can try at home. This method encompasses rest (R), ice (I), compression (C) and elevation (E). Along with over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, the pain may subside. Gentle exercises involving foot flexing will often help speed the recovery process. If your ankle pain does not subside with home treatment, visit a chiropodist for proper diagnosis and suggestions for treatment.

Ankle pain is a common symptom of many lower limb problems. If you are experiencing ankle pain, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

The ankle is composed of a number of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. There are many conditions which may cause ankle pain. 


  • Ankle strains or sprains

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Fractures

  • Bursitis

  • Arthritis

  • Gout

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


If you have ankle pain, you may also experience a variety of other symptoms depending on the underlying cause of the pain. Some of these symptoms may include ankle swelling, bruising, redness, numbness or tingling, instability, and difficulty walking.


The underlying cause of ankle pain can be diagnosed by a chiropodist. Diagnoses are typically made based on your medical history, a physical examination of the affected ankle, and imaging studies such as X-rays. 


Treatment for your ankle pain will depend on its underlying cause. Often, the chiropodist will recommend that you rest the affected ankle. You might also need to ice, compress, and elevate the ankle, wear an orthotic device, or take medications to reduce pain and inflammation. 

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

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