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Ankle Pain

What is Ankle Pain?

A sprain is the most common cause of ankle pain. Ankle instability, gout, tendonitis, arthritis, fracture, infection, tarsal tunnel syndrome, and poor foot or leg structural alignment can all contribute to the condition.

Swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the affected region can all be signs of ankle pain. It is generally characterised as a sharp and intense pain that happens when you put weight on it and move it.

What Causes Ankle Pain?

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Old Ankle Sprains
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Nerve Compression)
  • Talar Dome Lesion

What are the symptoms of ankle pain?

  • Instability or giving way when you use the ankle
  • Instability or giving way when you use the ankle
  • Muscle soreness, tenderness or achiness
  • Pain, numbness, tingling, or other abnormal sensations in the foot or toes
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving the ankle in any direction
  • Swelling, warmth or redness over the joint

Treatment & Management

There is a range of treatment and management solutions for ankle pain. Rest, ice, elevation, and immobilisation are common first-line treatments, although nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), including ibuprofen, physiotherapy, and cortisone injection are other alternatives. Compression using an elastic bandage can also help to reduce inflammation around the ankles.

If you are dealing with ankle pain, wearing shoes that provide adequate support for your feet and ankles is crucial. If you are an athlete, having the right kind of footwear can help to support your ankles and prevent injuries.

The best way to diagnose the reason for ankle pain and get solutions and treatment options is to consult a foot and ankle surgeon in Singapore.

When Should I Seek Professional Help?

If your ankle pain is severe and not easing up despite several days of resting and trying self-management strategies, if it is affecting your ability to perform your daily activities or if you are completely unable to put weight on your ankle, if you are running a fever, please consult a doctor or medical professional in Singapore immediately.

Swelling and redness of the ankle, coupled with a fever, could be a sign of an infection that requires immediate treatment and intervention.

Resources

Resources for Sports Injuries
https://physioasia.sg/sports-injuries/

Fixing Flat Foot with Simple Exercises
https://physioasia.sg/2021/05/22/how-to-fix-flat-foot-with-simple-exercises/

Family Doctor
A site where doctors share their vision and will work to provide a friendly and powerful resource for you.

Ankle Pain Relief Stretches – 5 Minute Real Time Routine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br8bPmeP5HM

Take control of foot and ankle pain with Dr. Singha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzd2B-MDJL0

Ankle Pain Complete Overview – Everything You Need To Know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI4ntssi4bs

There Are Three Main Categories Of Pain:

Acute Pain

Lasts for a short time and occurs following surgery or trauma or other condition. It acts as a warning to the body to seek help. Although it usually improves as the body heals, in some cases, it may not.

Cancer Pain

Lasts beyond the time expected for healing following surgery, trauma or other condition. It can also exist without a clear reason at all. Although chronic pain can be a symptom of other disease, it can also be a disease in its own right, characterised by changes within the central nervous system.

Chronic Pain

Can occur in patients with early stage and advanced disease, and in cancer survivors as a severe and debilitating side-effect of treatment.

Understanding Pain
How does Brain Respond to Pain