Ankle pain

Ankle pain

The ankles are made of an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that work together to support your body and allow you to move about with ease. When there is a problem with how these structures are working or there is an injury, that is when we start to experience unpleasant symptoms, like pain or restricted motion.

Common Symptoms

  • Limited range of motion when trying to rotate or walk on the ankle
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected ankle
  • Tenderness around the ankle, achilles tendon, or shin
  • Swelling or bruising around the ankle

Discomfort can be felt anywhere from your achilles tendon, on either side of your ankle or even your shin. It may come on suddenly from an acute injury or gradually over time from a more subtle issue.

When pain develops in an ankle, you can often strain other areas of the body in an effort to protect the ankle. For example, limping or placing more weight on the opposite ankle can lead to problems in the back, hip, or knee. If you are feeling pain in one or more of these areas, it is possible that the issues are related to one another.

Common Conditions That Cause Ankle Pain

Internal Scar Tissue

Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is an injury to one of the ligaments in your ankle joint causing pain, swelling and restricted mobility. These ligaments connect the bones in your ankle and hold them together. Although they are somewhat flexible, a sudden twist or wrong step can overstretch or sometimes tear one or more of the ligaments.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Damage to the Achilles tendon, the thick band connecting the calf muscles at the back of your lower leg to your heel bone. Usually caused by repetitive stress or extreme strain of the Achilles tendon, particularly in runners or those who play sports, active individuals who are changing or ramping up their activity or those starting a new physical exercise program. Wearing high heels or having tight calf muscles may also contribute to this condition.

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Stress Fracture

Partial or complete break in one of the bones of the foot or ankle from repetitive stress such as running, jumping or dancing.

Osteoarthritis

Progressive wear and tear on the joint, causing the cartilage that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber to break down, eventually resulting in bone-on-bone grinding. This condition also affects the muscles around the joint, causing them to become weak, tight, painful and prone to tearing.

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Cold Laser Therapy for Ankle Pain
Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step1

Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step1

Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step 2

Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step 3

Cold Laser Therapy Ankle Pain Treatment: Step 3

Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).

Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.

Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.