Causes Of Pain (soreness) In The Ankle?

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Good afternoon doctor.

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Hi attha,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pain (aching) in the ankle (ankle) can indeed occur in connection with injuries, including during exercise. The human ankle is composed of various components, starting from the bones of the foot, joints, concrete, and so on. If you experience an injury, for example while exercising, this can cause:

Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons, which is the thick connective tissue that holds the muscles and bones together)

Dislocation (shift) of the ankle joint
Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa, which is the sac-like protective layer of the joint that prevents friction and pain when muscles and tendons meet bone)
Fractures (fractures)
Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the protective lining of the tendons and joint fluid)
Musle strain or sprain (sprain), and so on

It could also be that the pain you experience is related to other causes, not always directly related to injury during exercise, for example due to rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints due to autoimmune disorders, rheumatism), gout arthritis (inflammation of the joints due to the buildup of uric acid), osteoarthritis (inflammation bones and joints due to calcification), skin infections, and so on.


The habit of taking a cold shower is likely not directly related to pain in your ankle.


If the pain is only mild in intensity, then you can try to deal with your complaint through the following tips:

Maintain ideal body weight
Warm up and cool down sufficiently before and after exercise
Use comfortable footwear and special foot protection in sports
Reduce first sports that cause excessive stress around the ankles, for example jogging, jumping rope, and so on. As an alternative, do more stretching exercises, for example swimming, yoga, floor exercises, and so on
When you feel pain in the ankle, apply ice to the sore area, rest the sore leg, do not force activities, raise or hang your leg a little, and if necessary, also take pain relievers, for example paracetamol

If through the steps above, complaints are still very often recurring, do not hesitate to go to the doctor directly. Or, the doctor will perform supporting tests, such as X-rays, and so on to assess the best treatment.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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