Injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons and several types of arthritis can cause ankle pain. Common causes of ankle pain include:

  1. Achilles tendinitis
  2. Achilles tendon rupture
  3. Avulsion fracture
  4. Broken foot
  5. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  6. Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  7. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  8. Osteochondritis dissecans
  9. Plantar fasciitis
  10. Pseudogout
  11. Psoriatic arthritis
  12. Reactive arthritis
  13. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  14. Septic arthritis
  15. Sprained ankle
  16. Stress fractures
  17. Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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March 13, 2021