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Foot and ankle pain

The ankle is made up of a network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Because the ankle is designed to bear your full body weight, it is prone to injury. This will cause foot and ankle pain. The most common of ankle injuries is a sprain that occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position.

Injuries from a fall that causes your ankle to twist or landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting, may involve a torn ligament. When an ankle’s ligaments or torn or outstretched, you may experience pain on the inside or outside of your ankle or along the Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone.

Ankle pain, whether mild or severe, should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if it follows an injury.