When to seek medical advice

Get emergency care if:

  • You see exposed bone or tendon
  • You're unable to put weight on your foot
  • You have severe pain or swelling

See your doctor as soon as possible if:

  • You have signs of infection, such as redness, warmth and tenderness in the affected area.
  • You have a fever of more than 100 F (37.8 C).

Schedule an office visit if:

  • Swelling doesn't improve after two or three days of home treatment
  • Minor pain doesn't go away after several weeks
  • You have ankle swelling, stiffness and pain that's worse in the morning or after you've been active

Foot pain or ankle pain

Find possible causes of foot pain or ankle pain based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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