Ankle pain can be persistent or come and go indefinitely. It can be sharp and sudden, or continuous and uncomfortable. In this article, we’re talking specifically about inner ankle pain and its possible causes.
Numerous issues can be responsible for your inner ankle pain, including:
A sprained ankle – When you move your ankle in a way that you twist it, that could distend the ankle ligaments and cause pain. In the case of swelling and bruising, it’s important to visit a doctor to make sure the ligaments haven’t been torn by the injury.
Bursitis – When bursae, or the fluid-filled “pockets” that reduce friction between your bones, become inflamed, the result is outer or inner ankle pain.
Weak ligaments – Due to past injury or a minor strain, your ankle’s ligaments could be weaker than they should be. This, in turn, may cause preventable pain and discomfort. The more you walk on a weak, potentially injured ankle, the more pain it’s likely to cause.
The above are just a few reasons why your ankle may be hurting. Other potential causes of inner ankle pain include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Flat feet
- Ankle fracture
Of course, some causes are more serious than others and treatments may vary. The only way to determine the cause of your pain is to visit a trusted professional — only then you’ll be able to find the right treatment and get rid of the pain, once and for all. District Foot & Ankle can help with all your inner ankle pain. Give us a call today, and book your appointment. We can pinpoint your concern and get you up and running again.