Ankle pain can be felt on the inside or outside of the ankle depending on the cause or contributing factors.
Symptoms of Ankle Pain
Pain on the inside and/or outside of the ankle
There may be swelling (inflammation) and redness
Pain while walking, during exercise and/or with ankle movement
Causes of Arch Pain
Poor foot mechanics
Sudden activity changes
Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
Unfavourable ground conditions
Pedorthic Pointers for Patients
To prevent and alleviate ankle pain, Canadian Certified Pedorthists recommend:
Wearing stable shoes with sturdy heel counters (the back of the shoe) and arch support to control motion and provide shock absorption
When the pain does occur, consult a Canadian Certified Pedorthist to determine if an over-the-counter device or a custom-made foot orthotic, along with appropriate footwear, will help the healing process and prevent the recurrence of problems
Avoid going barefoot or just wearing socks while in pain, as poor foot mechanics can aggravate the pain further if not controlled
If you have chronically weak ankles due to multiple sprains or you are working or playing on uneven ground, an ankle brace may be a great solution to help keep you feeling comfortable throughout your day.
To make an appointment with a Pedorthist to receive an examination and get fitted for a custom-made foot orthotic, click here to find a Pedorthist near you.