15 diseases that make the ankle sore (Part 2)

Gout

The big toe is the most common place where gout attacks. However, gout can also affect your ankles.

Gout occurs when uric acid turns into a needle-shaped crystal that deposits in your joint. This causes intense pain and swelling.

You may be prescribed medication for treatment. In addition, you will also need to rest and have a special diet. Practicing a good exercise routine can reduce the risk of disease recurrence and prevent other bone and joint diseases.

Tendon joints

The disease usually has no clear signs at first and gets worse over time. You may have sore or swollen heels.

To reduce swelling and pain, you need to rest and take medicine as directed by your doctor. Using special shoes, inserts or leg bandages can reduce tension on the tendons. Physical therapy is also the commonly used method.

Flat feet

The arch of the sole of the foot is the space between the heel and the ball of your foot. It is said to create an empty area when you stand.

It may be the result of injury or wear and tear or genetics. It is usually painless, but your ankle may be sore or swollen if they do not fit your knee.

Specially designed physical therapy exercises and the use of special shoes can support this problem.

Tendonitis

Your ankle has two fluid-filled pockets, cushioning the gap between the tendon and the bone. They can become inflamed due to arthritis, abuse high heels, put on new shoes or start exercising again after a break. Your ankle may find it difficult to move, soft, warm and swollen.

The best treatments are: resting, applying ice, compressing and raising. Take anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce pain and swelling. Stretching and special exercises can prevent future problems.

Fractured ankle

The ankle is made up of 3 bones – the tibia (the shin bone), the snail and the fibula. If you have one (or more) cracks or breaks, you may experience pain, bruising, and swelling. If the ankle is broken, it will be difficult to walk. If more serious, bones may be exposed.

Rest, hold your feet steady and hold them up to your chest until you can see a doctor. They will decide on the best form of treatment. Can splint or cast to keep bone in position. Some people need surgery.

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