Ankle Pain Directory
Ankle pain may result from injuries such as fractures, sprains, or strains. It may also result from arthritis or overuse. Some common treatments for different types of ankle problems are splinting for fractures, RICE therapy for swelling or pain, range-of-motion and stretching exercises, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ankle pain is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
The Basics of Sprains and Strains
WebMD's guide to sprains and strains.
Treatment of Sprains and Strains
WebMD explains the diagnosis and treatment of sprains and strains.
The ankle joint, which connects the foot with the lower leg, is injured often. An unnatural twisting motion can happen when the foot is planted awkwardly, when the ground is uneven, or when an unusual amount of force is applied to the joint.
Ankle injuries are among the most common of the bone and joint injuries
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