Ankle Pain

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

  • Improper footwear

  • Ankle injury

  • 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.

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