Gradual onset ankle pain

Chronic ankle pain is pain which has is one where the patient may not be able to pinpoint the exact time the injury occured. It may develop from overuse or it may result from a previous acute ankle injury which has failed to heal properly.

  • Peroneal Tendonitis

    Peroneal Tendonitis

    Peroneal tendonitis is inflammation of the peroneal tendons which run behind the lateral malleolus or the bony bit on the outside of the ankle causing and swelling on the outer ankle.

  • Flexor Tendonitis

    Flexor Tendonitis

    Flexor tendonitis is inflammation of the flexor tendons in the foot which bend the big toes. They run down the inside of the ankle and under the foot to the toes.

  • Medial Calcaneal Nerve Entrapment

    Medial Calcaneal Nerve Entrapment

    Medial calcaneal nerve entrapment has similar symptoms to that of tarsal tunnel syndrome. Pain will radiate from the inside of the heel out towards the centre of the heel.

  • Stress Fracture of the Talus

    Stress Fracture - Talus

    The talus bone is the bone at the top of the ankle which the tibia or shin bone sits on. Stress fractures of the talus are sometimes seen in footballers and track and field athletes.

  • Medial Malleolus Stress Fracture

    Medial Malleolus Stress Fracture

    The medial malleolus is the bony bit on the inside of the ankle. A stress fracture of the medial malleolus can occur but is very rare.

  • Ankle Impingement

    Ankle Impingement

    Ankle impingement occurs when a bony growth at either the front or back of the ankle bone where it meets the shin bone restricts normal ankle range of motion.

  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

    Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

    The sinus tarsi is a small bony canal which runs into the ankle under the talus ankle bone. Damage to the sinus tarsi can be caused from overuse or an ankle sprain.

  • Peroneal Tendon Dislocation

    Peroneal Tendon Dislocation

    The peroneal tendon runs behind the lateral malleolus or the bony bit on the outer ankle. Repeated dislocation or slipping can mean the tendon rubs against the bone causing inflammation.

  • Tibialis Anterior Tendon Inflammation

    Tibialis Anterior - Inflammation

    The tibialis anterior muscle is the large muscle that runs down the outside of the shin. Inflammation of the tendon sheath can cause pain at the front of the ankle.

  • Tibialis Posterior Syndrome (PTTD)

    Tibialis Posterior Syndrome

    Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or PTTD is a dysfunction of the posterior tibialis muscle, resulting in a fallen arch, or flat feet.

  • Anterior Ankle Pain

    Pain at the front of the ankle which has come on gradually rather than from a sudden twisting or trauma is usually due to impingement or tibialis anterior tendinopathy (tendinitis). Anterior ankle impingement occurs when a bony growth at the front of the ankle bone where it meets the shin bone restricts normal ankle range of motion. Tendonitis of the large tibialis anterior muscle on the outside of the shin can occur through over use.

  • Medial Ankle Pain

    Medial or inner ankle pain refers to pain on the inside of the ankle which is not a sudden acute injury. Pain may come on gradually or from an acute injury that has not healed properly. We explain the most common causes, some less common medial ankle injuries and important conditions that should not be missed. Tibialis posterior syndrome is probably one of the more common gradual onset injuries along with stress fractures and nerve impingements. A traumatic medial ankle sprain is rare and is likely to occur with a fracture to the fibula bone at the ankle as well.