Your ankles are the all important link between your vertically positioned body and your horizontally positioned feet. They allow us to walk and run by fluently transferring forces and energy between the foot and leg.
This vital role in human locomotion puts the ankle at risk of many different pathologies. The source of your ankle pain can be due to soft-tissue overuse and degeneration, bony misalignment or systemic conditions. Your podiatrist can assess and determine the cause of ankle pain, and implement a treatment plan to relieve it.
Whether you pain is due to arthritis, tendonitis or degenerative changes to the soft tissues.
Most of the major muscles that control foot movements are situated in the lower leg. The tendons of these muscles travel on all sides of the ankle and attach to various bones in the feet. These tendons can cause ankle pain when they are overworked. Similarly, the bones about the ankle joint are subject to tremendous force each and every day and can become damaged over time. These are just two of many causes of ankle pain. Your podiatrist can assess and determine the cause of ankle pain, and implement a treatment plan to relieve the pain.