FOOT & ANKLE PAIN

When it comes to the ankle and foot symptoms, there are MANY different causes for pain due to the complexity of the joint.


Depending where the symptoms are in the ankle/foot are, helps me start to figure out what the causes might be. For example:

Posterior (Back) & Medial (Inside ankle):
Achilles Tendonitis
Peroneal Tendon Pain
Tibialis posterior Tendonitis
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
Deltoid ligament Sprain

Lateral (Outside ankle) + Anterior (Top of foot):
Degenerative Changes
Ankle Impingement
Ankle joint capsule injury
Outside Ankle Sprain
Fibula Fracture

Heel and Mid foot pain (bottom of foot):
Plantar Fasciitis
Stress Fracture
Morton’s Neuroma
Inflamed Bunion

Now there is LOTS of differentials, however in clinic I tend to see frequently (in simple terms) Ankle Sprains, either on the outside or inside of the ankle, Achilles and calf pain and arch pain.

With Ankle and Foot Pain, there are many Symptoms to be aware of, some common Symptoms of Ankle/Foot injury are:

Pain- typically in a specific area and palpable
Swelling
Deformity
Bruising
Stiffness
Instability
Difficulty Walking 


Symptoms to be aware of in terms of Ankle/Foot pain:
Traumatic Injury resulting in instant Swelling and discolouration
Changes in Skin- ulcers, blistering, colour changes
Swelling up into the leg
Swelling and changes in colour on both ankles at the same time
Night pain and Sweats
Weight loss
Temperature changes
Loss of sensation- Numbness, Pins and needles, Weakness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek advice from a medical professional.