Why Your Ankle and/or Foot Hurts

Your ankle — the joint where your foot and leg meet — is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your ankle can be prone to injury and pain.

You may feel ankle 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. Because ankle pain can sometimes indicate a serious problem, severe ankle pain should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if it follows an injury.

Common Ankle Injuries

The ankles are flexible enough to permit a wide range of motion, yet strong enough to bear the weight of the entire body. Nevertheless, ankles can still be injured. Today, as more people engage in [...]

Ankle Sprains

Mild Sprain A mild sprain occurs when there is minimal force with only slight stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Pain and swelling are minimal; walking is generally possible. Treatment: Often, ankle elevation and ice [...]