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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some things that cause outer ankle pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 20 years experience
Tear of...: First degree sprain - is a tear of only a few fibers of the ligament (in this case, the anterior-tibial fibular ligament) the atfl. It's also known as a "strain" and caused from a rapid inversion injury of the ankle or "rolling" the ankle inside, such as stepping off a curb the wrong way.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Sprained ligaments: Or tendonopathy to the peroneal tendons, or irritation of the sural nerve. Type of pain with aggravating factors can help narrow diagnosis.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Depends: There are too many sources of ankle to pain list here. The treatment and the ability to control it would depend on an accurate diagnosis and workup. See a foot and ankle specialist for the right plan.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What could be causing this ankle pain? I an 90.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Need more info: More inrormation is needed to tell if you twisted your ankle, bruised it etc. To talk about the pain.
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A 62-year-old female asked:

What could be the cause of burning ankle pain?

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Dr. Marcus Roux
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on location: A burning pain is commonly associated with tendinitis or nerve related issues. If isolated to ankle not radiating up leg or into foot then likely tendinitis. Very common condition at times associated with previous ankle sprain or increased use. Oral NSAIDs activity modifications and a lace up brace may be helpful.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause ankle pain?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
See an orthopaedist: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. These are very nonspecific symptoms. I recommend that someone pain pain that is not easily relieved by rest and otc medications be seen by an orthopedic surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aaos.Org.

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