I have some stiffness in the ankle. Could it be a stress fracture?

Always a possibility. If you are concerned then see a doctor and have an exam and x-ray done.
Possibly. Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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I have some stiffness in the ankle when wearing gym shoes. Could it be a stress fracture?

Shoe gear. It could be the shoe gear . You are probably doing impact sports at your gym. Jumping , running or anything that causes you to land hard on your feet can cause pain in the feet and ankles. Stiffness is probably from not stretching enough which is usually the case with most people who go to the gym. You should go see a physician for x-rays and a correct diagnosis . Read more...

Athlete think w/sesamoiditis (clean xray 1 mo ago).pain getting much worse w/PT. Noticing ankle stiffness and top of foot discomfort. Stress fracture?

It's possible. Stress fractures in the midfoot are common after an injury to the toe region since patients compensate more during that recovery... which can weaken the midfoot bones. Definitely get checked out and an xray to confirm any fractures! Read more...

What is a stress fracture like in an ankle?

Stress fracture. Stress fractures typically are painful through out activity, including simple walking or standing. There is also swelling overlying the area where the suspected stress fracture may be. This is something i would follow up with a foot/ankle doctor to have an x-ray taken. Read more...

How to tell if my ankle has a stress fracture?

Stress Fx. Stress fractures can occur from overuse. Were you hiking or running and then your ankle started to hurt. Do you have pain at a certain location on your ankle? Stress fractures often don't show up on xrays initially. Mri's can pick up stress fractures, but that is an expensive way to make the diagnosis. If you have pain with long walks or running, doesn't bother you otherwise, get it checked. Read more...
Symptoms & imaging. Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had some to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri. Read more...

Can a stress fracture in the ankle happen from a sudden fall?

By definition, no. The very definition of a stress fracture is a fracture that comes from excessive "normal" use of a limb. Sudden falls can certainly cause fractures, but those fractures are called by a different name. . Read more...

I get stressed a lot and my ankle has been hurting I did not fall or anything sometimes it feels numb and hurts all the time is this a stress fracture?

Mental stress. Does not correlate with a stress fracture of bone. If you have numbness and pain to your ankle see a foot/ankle doc for evaluation and treatment. Read more...
Unlikely. At 8 Y.O. You may be suffering something called osteochondrosis.This is when the blood flow to your growth plates may be altered and although when the plates close in yor teenage years, you can get relief with rest, ice, children's advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) foot orthotics and sometimes cortisone injections. There are other possible causes, so go to a foot dr.(podiatrist) to be examined and get an x-ray . Read more...