Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after repeated ankle sprains.
While ankle sprains are the most common cause of chronic lateral ankle pain, other causes may include:
- Ankle fractures
- Inflammation of the joint lining.
- Torn or inflamed ligaments or tendons
Signs and symptoms include:
- Ankle instability.
- Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels.
- Pain, sometimes intense, on the outer side of the ankle.
Treatments for chronic lateral ankle pain involve:
- Over the counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications.
- Physical therapy
- Ankle braces or other supports.
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