Outside ankle pain

Outside ankle pain

There are many different forms of pain around the outside of the ankle & many different causes. If you have pain around the outside of the ankle you should seek professional advice.

Does this sound like you – “My ankle feels weak & sometimes it gives way. It’s often painful & achey & I find it hard to walk/run – it feels unstable. Wearing sneakers is the only type of shoe I can wear. The more activity I do the worse it is. I have sprained it in the past & it’s never been right since”.

Pain around the outside of the ankle is very common. Common causes include ankle sprain, ankle weakness after old healed ankle sprain, tendon strain, nerve irritation, incorrect footwear, muscle & tissue tightness & poor foot function.

Diagnosing pain around the outside of the ankle can be complex & so it is important to have your pain properly assessed & diagnosed. Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat ankle pain. Treatment commonly used can include footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics. Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your heel pain.