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Ankle Disorders

The ankle is made up of bones and supported by muscles and ligaments that stabilize the body. Ankle disorders can occur from damage to any part of the ankle. Common ankle disorders include sprains, fractures, and tendonitis. An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments in the ankle. A fracture is a break in an ankle bone. Tendonitis is when there is inflammation in the ankle tendons. Running, jumping, and overuse are the leading causes of ankle disorders. Other causes of ankle problems are falling, lack of flexibility and strength in the leg and foot, and excess strain on the Achilles tendon. Symptoms experienced from ankle issues will differ depending on the specific problem, but commonly one might experience pain, swelling, stiffness, and lack of mobility from ankle disorders. If you are having any problems with your ankles, it is suggested that you see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and to obtain a plan of treatment.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctors 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
  • Bursitis
  • 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 Egg Harbor Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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