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What Causes Ankle Pain?

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Ankle pain may become excruciatingly painful and disrupt your daily routine. Although ankle pain may be caused due to an injury, it may also be caused due to several ailments that aren't linked to an accident. People suffering from ankle pain may get pain relief if they consult a chiropractor.

Let's examine some of the causes of ankle pain.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition that affects the Achilles' tendon as a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that joins the lower leg's calf muscles to the heel bone.

This disorder is more prevalent among runners. Although it may also occur to people who only participate in sports on occasion, their bodies aren't used to the level of activity as runners. Some instances of Achilles tendonitis may be effectively handled at home; however, more serious cases may require chiropractic consultancy.


Bursa, a fluid-filled sac, acts as a cushion between the tendon and the bone. Ankle bursitis is a disease that develops when the bursa on the outside of the ankle gets inflamed. It may result in limping or stiff action in the ankle joint due to tenderness and pain in ankle's back.

Wearing poorly fitted shoes or overusing the joint by doing different physical exercises may cause this form of pain. In certain situations, just lowering the exercise level may help the joint to recover and the inflammation to subside; however, further treatments may be required in some cases. You may consult a chiropractor if the ankle joint pain persists against your best efforts.


As uric acid accumulates in the joints, gout develops. It causes extreme pain, swelling, and other symptoms and is sometimes characterized as feeling as if the foot is on fire. Gout may be treated in a variety of forms at your home. If these treatments are ineffective, you may schedule an appointment with a chiropractor.


This is the most prevalent form of arthritis, affecting millions of people around the world. Osteoarthritis develops as the cartilage at the bone's end starts to deteriorate. Since this cartilage protects and cushions the ends of the bones, when it wears, the joints may be damaged.

Pain, stiffness, grating, swelling, tenderness inside the joint, and a lack of dexterity are symptoms of this disorder.

If you're suffering from any of the disorders mentioned above and haven't found enough relief from over-the-counter or DIY treatments, it's time to visit a chiropractor. Or you could skip the suffering and see a chiropractor right away.

Going untreated with several of these symptoms may lead to chronic pain or a serious condition. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to get relief from ankle pain.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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