Ankle Pain

Your ankle joints facilitate both up-and-down and side-to-side movements of your foot. These joints are supported by numerous ligaments that stabilize them and connect the bones of your leg to those of your feet. When you walk, your feet and ankles bear the weight of your entire body. The pressure increases significantly during activities like running or jumping, putting extra strain on your ankle joints, equivalent to several times your body weight. Consequently, they are more susceptible to injury.

Ankle pain can result from various causes, such as injury (e.g., stress fracture or ankle sprain) or medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. The pain sensation may range from sharp and shooting to dull and achy, depending on the underlying issue. We've outlined the most common causes of ankle pain below. For more details on each and treatment options click the links below, or to consult with our team directly, reach out to one of our podiatry clinics based in Sydenham high street, Covent Garden and Croydon. 

Achilles tendonitis 

Pain located towards the back of the heel and ankle...

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction 

Pain located towards the inside of the ankle