Pain at the back of the ankle

Pain at the back of the ankle is often due to injury to the achilles tendon, although pain deeper in the ankle can also occur with impingement.

  • Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles tendonitis (also known as Achilles tendinopathy or Achilles tendinosis) is an overuse injury causing pain, inflammation and or degeneration of the achilles tendon at the back of the ankle.

  • Achilles Tenosynovitis

    Achilles Tenosynovitis

    Achilles tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition of the sheath or layer surrounding the Achilles tendon. It is sometimes also known as paratenonitis.

  • 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 is 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.

  • Achilles Pain

    Pain at the back of the ankle is usually related to the achilles tendon and comes on gradually over time. A sudden onset or acute achilles tendon injury may be a partial or even complete rupture of the achilles tendon which needs urgent medical assistance. Thompson's squeeze test can be done to rule out a complete achilles tendon rupture. More commonly achilles tendonitis or similar injuries tend to occur over time.