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Ankle

Our ankles help carry our body weight without complaint—until a wrong turn leads to a painful twist, sprain, or break. Show them some well-deserved love by keeping them strong.

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Pain and swelling of your ankle may be a sign of arthritis, which occurs when cushioning between the ankle bones (cartilage) wears away. Certain medications and therapies can relieve your symptoms, though surgery is sometimes necessary.

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Mainly ankle pain is caused by sprains/strains. Other ankle pain causes are arthritis, gout or infections. Find out the causes and treatments for your ankle pain.

If the outside of your ankle is swollen, this may be caused by trauma from an injury, ankle arthritis, or posterior tibialis tendinopathy.

When the body holds on to too much fluid, it collects in the legs and ankles due to gravity. Swollen ankles can be caused by pregnancy, heart disease & overuse.

A broken ankle is when you break one or more of the three bones in the ankle joint. It’s easy to confuse a sprain with a break—but the difference is crucial for getting the correct treatment.

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Calcaneus fractures occur when a force that is stronger than the calcaneus itself is applied to the bone. They most commonly occur in high-energy trauma situations.

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Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include creaking or cracking sounds of the ankle, swelling of or hard knots in the area of the tendon, and pain and tenderness in the morning, among others.

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Tarsal tunnel syndrome refers to the symptoms that result from compression of the posterior tibial nerve which provides sensations in the bottom of the foot.

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