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Existing Ankle Pain Without an Injury

The majority of ankle pain is a result of an ankle injury. Despite this fact, there are some people who have ankle pain without having had an ankle injury. It may happen suddenly from existing arthritis, or possibly from an autoimmune condition. There are many types of arthritis that can cause ankle pain, including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Additionally, autoimmune diseases can consist of lupus and scleroderma, and medial ailments that may cause ankle pain are bursitis, Achilles tendonitis, or fallen arches. After a diagnosis is performed, an appropriate course of treatment can begin. This can range from wearing a protective boot or brace for stability to having surgery performed, based on the cause and severity of the ankle pain. If you have this type of pain, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can determine what the best course of treatment is for you.

Ankle pain can be caused by a number of problems and may be potentially serious. If you have ankle pain, consult with Dr. Paul Drucker from NYC Foot Care, PC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Ankle pain is any condition that causes pain in the ankle. Due to the fact that the ankle consists of tendons, muscles, bones, and ligaments, ankle pain can come from a number of different conditions.


The most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • Types of arthritis (rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and gout)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Broken ankles
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Stress fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis


Symptoms of ankle injury vary based upon the condition. Pain may include general pain and discomfort, swelling, aching, redness, bruising, burning or stabbing sensations, and/or loss of sensation.


Due to the wide variety of potential causes of ankle pain, podiatrists will utilize a number of different methods to properly diagnose ankle pain. This can include asking for personal and family medical histories and of any recent injuries. Further diagnosis may include sensation tests, a physical examination, and potentially x-rays or other imaging tests.


Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are rest, ice packs, keeping pressure off the foot, orthotics and braces, medication for inflammation and pain, and surgery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in 70th Street Manhattan, 60th Street Manhattan, Jamaica, Queens, Plainview, NY and Fair Lawn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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