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5 Potential Moderate Ankle Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Ankle Sprain

    Ankle ligaments, which connect bones to one another, stabilize the ankle joint. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments caused by a twisting motion of the joint.

    An uncomplicated ankle sprain should improve in 3-6 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one ankle, ankle pain from an injury, swollen ankle, bruised ankle, ankle twisting
    Symptoms that always occur with ankle sprain:
    pain in one ankle, ankle pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  2. 2.Non - Specific Ankle Pain

    Ankle pain not caused by injury or surgery that is a variation of normal.

    1 week

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one ankle
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific ankle pain:
    pain in one ankle
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific ankle pain:
    ankle pain from an injury, severe ankle pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

    Fibromyalgia is generally a lifelong condition

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, arthralgias or myalgias, anxiety, depressed mood, headache
    Symptoms that always occur with fibromyalgia:
    arthralgias or myalgias
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.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.

    RA is a chronic disease which requires lifelong control.

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

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Together, they help push the heel off the ground and let a person go up on their toes. Achilles tendinitis occurs when that tendon becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot.

    Symptoms should resolve by themselves within weeks to months.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    achilles-area pain, stiff achilles tendon, swollen achilles
    Symptoms that always occur with achilles tendonitis:
    achilles-area pain
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Ankle Pain

  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.How would you explain your ankle pain?
  • Q.Is the ankle pain affecting:
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Moderate Ankle Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 25% Severe Fatigue
    • 25% Fatigue
    • 25% Hand Numbness
  • People who have experienced moderate ankle pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Over a Month
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced moderate ankle pain were most often matched with:

    • 33% Ankle Sprain
    • 33% Non - Specific Ankle Pain
    • 33% Fibromyalgia
  • 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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