CAUSES For Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is most commonly caused from trauma such as ankle sprains leading to ligament disruption. However there are many reasons for ankle pain that have been discussed throughout our web site. Including flatfeet, bunions, fractures, altered walking pattern caused from hip and knee problems.
Diagnosis is made using x-rays to see if there is any fracture or mis-alignment of the ankle and heel bone. Diagnostic ultrasound is also used to identify the ligaments that stabilize the ankle joint that can be partially or totally torn from trauma. Palpation of the area to check for soreness and swelling along with range of motion of the joint is also performed.