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Is it possible to have tendonitis in the top part of your ankle? Is it possible for tendonitis pain to onset suddenly?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

That's a somewhat unusual location for tendonitis but it would be possible, and the symptoms can present suddenly.
Alternatively you may have unknowingly sprained the ankle, or there may be another underlying cause. Try anti-inflammatory meds and avoid aggravating activities, and see a physician if symptoms persist.

In brief: Yes

That's a somewhat unusual location for tendonitis but it would be possible, and the symptoms can present suddenly.
Alternatively you may have unknowingly sprained the ankle, or there may be another underlying cause. Try anti-inflammatory meds and avoid aggravating activities, and see a physician if symptoms persist.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

You can have tendinitis at the site of any tendon and it is the result of overuse.

In brief: Yes

You can have tendinitis at the site of any tendon and it is the result of overuse.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Certainly

The extensor tendons run right over that area and you can get tendonitis easily if foot function is off or by injury and overuse.

In brief: Certainly

The extensor tendons run right over that area and you can get tendonitis easily if foot function is off or by injury and overuse.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Tendons cross the ankle in many areas.
Pain can come on suddenly. Look to the causative/related activity.

In brief: Yes

Tendons cross the ankle in many areas.
Pain can come on suddenly. Look to the causative/related activity.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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