Ankle Pain and Injuries
Everyone of us will have an ankle injury or ankle problem in our life. Some of the ankle problem could be cause by an injury to the ankle or it could be cause by wear and tear of the cartilage of the ankle.
In this page, we will discuss about ankle problem cause by ankle injury and not cause by any ankle injury.
Children with ankle pain
Children will have an ankle injury through play, sports or fall. They are most likely to injure their ankle if they are more involve in sports like basketball or soccer. These sports requires the ankle to change different direction very quickly. Any ankle injury near the ankle joint may result in damaging the growth plate in a child. As such, the child needs to seek medical attention as quickly as possible.
Sportsman with ankle pain
Athletes like dancers, gymnasts, soccer or basketball players have a higher risk to injure their ankle. They often need to put repeat stress to their ankles and are at a higher risk to have ankle injuries comparing to other people.
Older adults with ankle pain
Older adults are also at a high risk of getting ankle injury as they may have a low bone mass (Osteoporosis) without knowing it themselves. Age comes with other problems like vision and balance, these factors may put the seniors at a higher risk of accidental ankle injury.
Acute ankle injury
An event that you will remember that you injured your ankle. It could be a fall or twisted ankle. The injury causes your ankle to swell or bruise shortly after the accident.
Acute ankle injuries include:
- Bruises around the ankle
- Ankle ligament tear
- Sprained ankle
- Ankle osteochondritis dissecans
- Ankle muscle strain
- Ankle fracture
- Ankle dislocation
- Ankle compartment syndrome
Overuse Ankle Injury
Repeatedly putting stress to your ankle causes overuse ankle injury.
Examples of overuse ankle injuries:
- Stress fracture to ankle
Ankle Pain Cause By Non Ankle Injury
Ankle problem can cause by wear and tear or due to ageing. There are also many factors that can cause ankle problem.