Ankle Pain: Common causes

Ankle pain can occur from many conditions. Here we will know about the common ones.

Sprains of the ankle joint are very common injuries that present as pain and swelling. They usually occur when the foot gets twisted and we fall down.

Ankle fractures are serious injuries and if not managed timely and properly can cause many complications. Timely treatment is essential for a good result. More on ankle fracture including diagnosis, classification, treatment options and complications in the Ankle fracture page.

Pilon fractures occur in adults following high energy injuries such as road traffic accidents. In spite of proper and prompt treatment they can cause disability. These fractures are very challenging to treat for the orthopaedic surgeon.

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Tillaux fracture is a rare fracture occurring in adolescents. It can be difficult to diagnose as it is not easily seen on x rays.

Ankle joint rarely develops arthritis. It usually seen as a complication of fractures and infections of the ankle joint. Know more about ankle arthritis at the Ankle Arthritis page.

Pure ankle dislocation with out an associated fracture is a rare injury. Usually fracture and dislocation both are seen together. Click on the ankle dislocation link to know more.

Before clicking on the links above or below to know about these conditions in greater detail first see the ankle anatomy page to get a better understanding.

I hope the information provided was helpful. If you have any query you can ask me at the contact me page.

This page was last updated on 2nd March 2009.


Causes of pain around the ankle...

Ankle Fracture

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Arthritis

Pilon Fracture

Tillaux Fracture

Ankle Dislocation

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