The Ankle pain is due to the variety of injuries to the bones, muscles, and soft tissue structures that support the ankle.
Poorly fitted footwear, flat feet etc also can cause this discomfort.
Depending on the cause, the discomfort can feel like sharp, shooting pain, or a dull ache.
Feet have a complex structure consisting of 26 bones, more than 30 small joints (where bones meet) and many muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Problems in the feet and ankles are often, but not always, associated with arthritis.
Most feet have an arch shape that spreads the body’s weight evenly over many bones and joints. Feet with lower arches tend to be more flexible, while feet with higher arches are generally less flexible. High or low arches aren’t necessarily a problem but they can increase your chances of developing other foot problems.
The structure of the foot changes as we get older or if arthritis affects the foot joints, and many people will notice changes, particularly in the arch of the foot.
People may also notice swelling around the ankle bone.
Because Minor injuries such as strains and sprains, are a common cause of illness,
People can often treat minor injuries at home.
But they should see a doctor about suspected medical conditions.
One may feel stiff, tender, warm, and swollen.
The best treatment is: rest, ice, compression and elevation.
Under the guidance of doctors one may take anti-inflammatory drugs to ease the pain and swelling.
Stretches and special exercises can prevent future problems.