Bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles make up the ankle. It's strong enough to bear body weight and move the body. The ankle can be painful when injured or affected by illness.

The pain might be on the inside or outside of the ankle. Or it could be in back along the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon joins the muscles in the lower leg to the heel bone.

Mild ankle pain often responds well to home treatments. But it can take time for the pain to ease. See a health care provider for severe ankle pain, especially if it comes after an injury.

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April 04, 2023