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Mild Ankle Pain Checker

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Your Mild Ankle Pain May Also be Known as:
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Ankle mildly painful
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Slight ankle discomfort

Top 3 Mild Ankle Pain Causes

  1. 1.Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic musculoskeletal syndrome caused by trigger points within muscle. Pressure on these points causes pain in the area around the point as well as in other body parts, a phenomenon known as referred pain.

    You should visit your primary care physician. This complex chronic condition is often treated with injections and physical therapy.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, spontaneous shoulder pain, pain in the back of the neck, shoulder blade pain, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Symptoms that always occur with myofascial pain syndrome:
    tender muscle knot
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder)

    Adhesive Capsulitis or "Frozen shoulder" is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who can diagnose your shoulder pain with a physical exam (x-rays aren't necessary). Treatment is pain management (NSAIDs), physical therapy, and injected corticosteroids to reduce inflammation in the shoulder.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    spontaneous shoulder pain, stiff shoulder, dull, achy shoulder pain, shoulder pain that gets worse at night, difficulty moving the shoulder
    Symptoms that always occur with frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder):
    stiff shoulder, spontaneous shoulder pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. RA is a complex disease, which can require prescription medication to help slow down the damage to your joints, as well as pain killers such as ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Anaprox and Naprosyn). Exercise, especially swimming, can also help with pain and stiffness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, muscle aches, joint pain, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Ankle Pain

  • Q.Is your ankle pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your ankle pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your ankle pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Is the ankle pain affecting:

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our mild ankle pain symptom checker.

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Mild Ankle Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild ankle pain have also experienced:

    • 25% Ankle Pain
    • 25% Lower Leg Pain
    • 25% Wrist Pain
  • People who have experienced mild ankle pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 23% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced mild ankle pain were most often matched with:

    • 25% Myofascial Pain Syndrome
    • 25% Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder)
    • 25% Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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