Patient Education Term Category: Ankle Problems


Osteochondritis is stiffness, swelling, and pain in the ankle joint due to lesions or fractures that form on the joint surface as a result of previous twisted-ankle injuries. Osteochondritis can affect persons of any age. Symptoms of osteochondritis resemble those of an ankle sprain, such as swelling, pain, and a difficult time putting weight on […]

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain: Chronic lateral ankle pain often results from a prior ankle sprain or injury and involves pain along the outer ankle area. What Causes Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain? Repetitive ankle sprains and post-sprain formation of scar tissue Fractures in the ankle joint bones Arthritis of the ankle joint, or inflammation of the […]

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain: When the ankle bones twist or receive too much force, the ligaments surrounding the outside of the bones may suffer from over-stretching or tearing, resulting in a painful ankle sprain. There are different levels of severity when it comes to ankle sprains, and if the sprain is not properly diagnosed and treated, it […]

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