Pain in the ankle joint occur due to the damage to the ankle are usually due to two main reasons: arthritis, subluxation of the joint with the further development of arthrosis.
What causes ankle pain:
- Diseases associated with damage to the foot and ankle (sprains, strains, torn ligaments, subluxations, fractures);
- Degenerative disease (osteoarthritis);
- Inflammatory processes in the joints (gout, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus erythematosus), leading to arthritis;
- Diseases of the Achilles tendon (occurs in case of overload in athletes, in women with prolonged wearing of high-heeled footwear, the deposition of salts).
Pathological processes that cause ankle pain can lead to restriction of physical activity, disability, and even disability. So if you have pain in this area, be sure to go to the hospital.
After x-ray, CT, MRI doctor individually assigns treatment based on the identified causes of the painful condition. Usually prescribed painkillers, antiseptic medicines, physiotherapy, and in the case of injury requires surgery.