Inside ankle pain

Pain on the inside of the ankle is also known as medial ankle pain. It can be gradual onset through overuse where it is difficult to pinpoint an exact time of injury, or it can be sudden onset and may be accompanied with swelling or bruising.

  • Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

    Lateral Plantar Nerve Entrapment

    Lateral plantar nerve entrapment causes pain radiating to the inner, lower heel and inner ankle area. The injury involves the nerves in the inner heel and ankle area, which is where the pain is normally located. Read more on the symptoms and how you can treat this specific case of heel pain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Acute Ankle Injuries

    The most common cause of ankle pain is a sprained ankle. But there are a number of other less common ankle injuries as well as important conditions and ankle injuries which should not be missed! Immediate first aid (RICE) rest, ice, compression, and elevation are important for all ankle injuries, especially sprains. If the injury is severe or a fracture is suspected always seek medical advice as soon as possible.

  • 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.