Why Does My Ankle Hurt On The Inside?

3 Oct
Ankle pain inside medial

Ankle pain could be more serious than you think.

There are many reasons you could be experiencing pain on the inside of your ankle, known in medical terms as the medial ankle. Anything from overuse strains to very serious conditions can cause stiffness, soreness, joint deformity, and pain. The ankle is a remarkably complex connection of bone, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels and when any part is damaged, pain may be felt throughout the entire region, including the foot and lower leg.

These are the most common reasons for pain on the inside of your ankle.

Sprain or soft tissue damage

A sprain is usually pretty obvious – significant pain, instability, and bruising usually accompany it. But patients are frequently unaware of minor soft tissue damage, especially women who spend lots of time walking in high heels. It’s easy to roll your foot while stepping off a city curb and keep going about your business. But that seemingly insignificant roll can cause significant damage to the soft tissue that surrounds the ankle. Later in the day – or even days later – it may become red, slightly swollen, feel unstable, and may be tender or painful when you put weight on it.

Don’t ignore minor pain in your ankle. It should be treated by a podiatrist to avoid repeat injuries, which lead to a weakening of the tissue surrounding the ankle and arthritis. Until your appointment, rest and elevate the ankle, use ice if swollen, and control the pain with over the counter meds like advil or aleve.

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a serious injury which requires attention from a podiatrist to stabilize the bone and heal it correctly. Stress fracture symptoms will include soreness in the ankle, swelling, instability, and pain that may radiate through the entire foot. These symptoms will worsen as you put weight on your ankle.

Broken Ankle

This one is usually pretty obvious. Pain will be intense and a joint deformity is usually visible. Numbness, tingling, instability, inability to bear weight, swelling, redness, and bruising may all accompany a broken ankle. It’s essential that you have a broken ankle set correctly by a podiatrist to avoid further complications and permanent instability.

Osteoarthritis

An ankle with osteoarthritis may cause a minor ache or shooting pain and may be accompanied by swelling and redness. You may experience periods of stiffness, especially after long periods of rest or lots of activity. In the early stages of this disease, over the counter pain medicine may be helpful. But as osteoarthritis is degenerative, the symptoms will worsen with age, and will require attention from a podiatrist.

Read our post: How Your Ankle Works – a very complex joint

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Although symptoms of RA are similar to those of osteoarthritis, the cause is different. RA is an autoimmune disease which usually starts in the small joints of the extremities. Early symptoms will include pain and stiffness, then swelling and joint deformity as the disease progresses. Generally, these symptoms will be felt not only in the ankle, but many other joints as well.

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis (PTT)

The Posterior Tibial Tendon travels along the inside of the ankle, just under the ankle bone. It attaches your calf muscle to the bones on the inside of your foot. A sudden injury or overuse can inflame this tendon, weaken it, and ultimately cause the arch of the foot to fall. Pain is felt along the path of the tendon on the inside of the ankle, which may be accompanied by swelling. With activity, the pain will become worse, making standing for a long period of time unendurable. Running will be very difficult. If left untreated, the arch of the foot may collapse, and the heel bone will shift in an outward position.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The tarsal tunnel is a dense band of fibrous tissue which holds the tibial nerve and arteries. It runs along the inner leg and behind the bump on the inside of the ankle. If the tibial nerve becomes pinched, pain may be felt along the inside of the ankle all the way to the toes, and sometimes through the lower leg. This is a very serious condition which should be treated by a podiatrist to alleviate the problem causing the pinched nerve.

If you suspect that you may have any of these injuries, rest and elevate your ankle, use ice if swollen or red, and use over the counter medicines like advil or aleve to control the pain. Call the podiatrists at PA Foot and Ankle Associates for an immediate examination so that we can make a proper diagnosis and heal your injury as quickly as possible.

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117 Responses to “Why Does My Ankle Hurt On The Inside?”

  1. Teresa December 9, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    I play tennis. While on the court the inside of my ankle bone instantly hurt, a sharp pain directly on the bone. It made me stop and try to walk it off but wasn’t bad enough to stop the game. I continued with the sharp pain, no weakness was felt in the ankle, no swelling or pain to touch just sharp pain like a needle. It has been about 3 days since and I feel it often throughout the day. Not an intense pain that keeps me from doing anything but a sharp pain on that bone with various foot positions. I don’t feel like it is bad enough to see a doctor but I am nervous that something small happened and if I play again that it might get worse. I know I didn’t turn the ankle, could a tendon maybe pull a little chip of bone off that inside ankle bone? If it did is it common that it doesn’t swell or hurt at all to touch?

    • PA Foot And Ankle January 5, 2016 at 7:08 am #

      We have a page dedicated to ankle pain and injuries injuries on our website. You can access the information by clicking here. Without examination we wouldn’t be able to comment on your particular condition but would be happy to assist in setting up an appointment for evaluation.

  2. michael November 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    I have been running about 4-6 miles a day, 4-5 days a week without issue. I was out of town on vacation for two weeks, and on my return decided to start with where i had left off. After about 3 miles or so my right IT Band started hurting, then my left ankle (probably from favoring my right knee). I limped / walked the 3 miles back to where i started and thought it would be fine. Now, almost two weeks later my left ankle is stiff and sore to do anything more than walk, and even walking has its moments. In addition, the inside of my left leg, about 3-5 inches up from the ball of my ankle is extremely sensitive to the touch. No swelling or bruising, but if it gets bumped it hurts.

    • PA Foot And Ankle January 5, 2016 at 7:12 am #

      We have a page dedicated to ankle pain and injuries injuries on our website. You can access the information by clicking here. Without examination we wouldn’t be able to comment on your particular condition but would be happy to assist in setting up an appointment for evaluation.

  3. Jesse November 11, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    I am a kickboxing fitness instructor. I am on my feet all day literally 8 hours I’m training people. My feet have been killing me. So I tried different shoes and orthotics but they only made different parts of my feet hurt. Then I decided to go with neutral shoes, no orthotics. My feet started to feel better but my heels started to hurt, mainly on one foot. So I started wearing compression ankle braces. My heels don’t hurt as much but now my inner ankle on one foot started hurting to the point where after work I could barely walk. Now I just started wearing a more supportive ankle brace on both ankles. My feet feel great, zero pain, no heel pain or arch pain, nothing. But now it seems my ankles are still hurting. Not as bad and in different spots as if they are adjusting. Does this mean it is attempting to fix itself now that I have a better more supportive brace. Also why was my ankle causing my feet and heels to hurt?

    • PA Foot And Ankle January 5, 2016 at 7:18 am #

      It sounds like you may be suffering from Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. We have a page dedicated to ankle pain and injuries injuries on our website which includes specific information on this condition. You can access the information by clicking here.

  4. Lindsey May 19, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    I am personal trainer, so am very active and exercise almost everyday. My exercises include HIIT, lots of running, and walking on off days. 2 weeks ago, on a Thursday, I had an off day so me an my mom walked at the park for about an hour. I had no pain whatsoever. When I woke up on Friday morning, my inner ankle, on the bone, hurt so bad I almost couldn’t walk. However, there was no swelling or bruising. It got less tender as the day went on, even though I was working and standing all day. The next day I had a 10k race and I managed to run it anyway, despite my pain. The next 3 days i was in major pain. Limping, no balance, not sleeping good for the pain. Still, no swelling or bruising. It was all better after 3 or 4 days, enough for me to continue my beloved HIIT. After working out hard core 2 days, I rested 3 due to just not feeling good, nothing wrong with my ankle, but even with the 3 days off when I woke up this morning I could hardly walk. I don’t know what’s going on! What do you think I should do? I am self employed so as of now I don’t have health insurance.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 19, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

      Lindsey: Your ankle was definitely not “all better” at any point. You simply must rest the ankle for a few weeks – no workouts involving legs and feet, no running, no walking, as little standing as possible. It sounds like you’ve damaged a tendon, which will only heal with rest and preferably immobilization. We think it best that you call a podiatrist, explain your situation and see if they’ll see you on a cash basis (you’d be surprised how many do this now). If that can’t be arranged, buy a compression wrap / ankle brace over the counter (at most pharmacies) and wear it as close to 24/7 as possible to keep your lower leg and ankle aligned. Elevate the ankle whenever possible and use advil or aleve to manage pain and inflammation. We can’t stress enough how important it is to rest and let your ankle heal. Don’t even attempt to use it for at least 2 weeks. And when you do resume training, begin slowly, way behind where you left off and gradually build up the intensity over a period of weeks.

  5. Michael May 17, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Hello, I injured my right ankle while playing soccer about 3 weeks ago. There was no bruising or swelling but I was unable to walk for about 3 days. Until now I have a sharp pain in my inner right ankle when I move in a certain way. (e.g. squatting or bending my right leg and putting weight on it) Pressing any part of my ankle doesn’ t aggravate the pain but there is sort of a dull pain throughout my ankle (even the heel area) whenever I run.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 18, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

      Michael:
      Sounds like you may have damaged a tendon. Did you have your ankle treated when you injured it? Sounds like you were in pretty significant pain.

      • Michael May 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

        Was in a lot of pain, I went to a GP and he gave me some painkillers and muscle relaxant. I rested at home for about a week.

      • Michael May 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

        Also, I feel the pain when I wake up in the morning? Is that normal?

      • PA Foot And Ankle May 19, 2015 at 8:43 am #

        Michael: No, that’s not normal. We don’t understand why your physician gave you muscle relaxers for what is obviously a significant ankle injury. Most likely, the ankle should have been immobilized for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. Please see a podiatrist as soon as possible to establish a proper course of treatment and to get diagnostcs which reveal the damage. If you continue to play on an ankle that’s already injured, your next injury could be far more serious and sideline you for months.

  6. brandy May 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    I have been dealing with my ankle problems for about 8 years. I actually couldn’t walk for 3 years of it. The pain is worse walking uphill – I have problems walking for a week if the hill is really steep. I have been to doctors over and over feeling very lost, sometimes wanting to just give up. Muscle spasms almost every night. There are also vericose veins with purple and blue all over my feet. Any suggestions on what’s causing this?

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Brandy: We’re sorry to hear about your pain. What have your doctors said about the cause of your ankle pain? Is it from an earlier injury? Arthritis? Tendinitis? A Tendon tear? And we assume the muscle spasms are in your feet – are they in your arch or elsewhere? All symptoms may be related, or they may be separate issues. We could give you a better idea if you provide more info.

  7. v 32 May 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi every day if im on my feet for more than 5 hours my right foot hurts. It feels like the inside of my ankle. It hurts to bend my foot side ways and walk on it after I rest it. In the mornings when I first get out of bed it hurts. Its always the same foot, as a if I had an injury on that same foot and I couldnt walk for a few days . Was literally crawling atound the house. My mom wanted me to go to the hospital but I was to scared to. So if you have an idea what it is that would be great thx

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      V: If you have that much pain in your ankle, you really need medical attention. It would be best if you saw a podiatrist as soon as possible.

  8. Andres May 14, 2015 at 3:05 am #

    Recently i decided that i wanted to get in shape and i began to run after a long time of not being active regularly. Everything started fine and after about a month i would feel pain around the ankle area after my exercise sessions. I kept going with my goal and i stopped recently because the pain got worse. I feel a sharp pain if i move my foot a certain way but only after i do some sort of activity like walking or doing yard work. There is no swelling or redness, any suggestions?

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 14, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      Andres: You most likely have tendonitis of one of the tendons in your ankle. While it is probably not serious, continued activity on an irritated tendon can result in a rupture, which then is very serious. You also run the risk of bone fracture, as the tendon loses its ability to do its job. Please rest your ankle, ice it when necessary, and use advil or aleve to manage the pain. Do not resume training until the pain completely subsides, and when you do, start slowly and build back up to your old training level over a period of weeks.

  9. paul snape May 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    HI.
    (I have been told I have osteoarthritis and disc degeneration of the lumbar spine. I have been on medication for over three years. I am now getting severe pain in both of my ankles. Most of the pain is when I sit or stand for too long. My ankles both hurt when I turn my feet inwards. When I’m sitting I can lift my ankles upwards with minor pain. But when I try to lift my feet upwards and then bend my toes downwards I get severe pain in both my toes and inside of the foot and ankle joint- bone. I’ve seen my GP but all I’m told is to lose weight.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 14, 2015 at 9:48 am #

      Paul: We’re sorry to hear about your pain. If one is overweight or obese, weight management should definitely be recommended, as less weight reduces the stress on joints. However, it sounds as if your arthritis may also be affecting the joints in your feet and ankles. We would suggest seeing a podiatrist asap, as they are the authorities on foot and ankle pain. I’m sure a local podiatrist (or better yet, a podiatric surgeon) will be able to develop a treatment plan with you to reduce your pain and discomfort.

  10. ivy May 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    My ankles randomly just hurt and “give out” I’ll get vibrating pains that will almost have me face first on the floor. I have had this since i was 12 years old. I used to play field hockey but had to quit because running caused unbearable pain in my ankle. One time it was so bad I was screaming and crying, it was VERY swollen and black and blue. My mom took me to er they said it was broken I went to a bone specialist and they said it was just my ligaments. I’m 19 now and I still have problems, usually just the right one but it has been in the left one now too. Help what is this. I love walking but it’s very painful to go for mile walks and my ankles will swell.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      Ivy: We’re so sorry for your pain. Pain in your ankle as you describe it is frequently caused by the achilles tendon, which runs along the back of your ankle. In children, sometimes the bones, tendons, and ligaments don’t grow at the same rate. When a young person (such as yourself at 12 year sold) is playing sports, pain is the signal that this might be happening. If your ankle was indeed broken, x-rays would have most likely discovered that. We suspect that you injured one or more tendons pretty significantly when you were young, causing instability in your ankle/s. Your problems will most likley continue until your ankle is treated correctly, which will require physical rehab. Please see a podiatrist, as they are experts in treating ankles and feet. Some will even have special training in sports injuries (like we do), and that would be your best option for successful treatment.

  11. Tina May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    The side of my ankle hurts and my heel too. Even after I rested it. Hurts in the morning also. It has been this way for about four months. What would cause it to hurt? I have been thinking about wearing my sons boot cast just to see if that would help ease the pain. Do you think the boot will help?

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 7, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      Tina: Sounds like you have a classic case of heel pain, plantar fasciitis. Read more about the causes here: http://pafootdoctors.com/plantar-fasciitis/ . As far as your ankle pain goes, that’s a separate issue. If you’ve rested it sufficiently, yet the pain has still continued, you have an injury of some sort which needs medical attention. Please see a podiatrist for both issues.

  12. Jade May 6, 2015 at 11:46 am #

    Hi, my ankle is able to hit full ROM without pain. But I am unable to bear weight on the medial side of my foot?

    Could you tell me what might possibly be wrong? Will taping my ankle help?

    Thank you so much!

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 7, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      Jade: Before we could give you any feedback, we would need to know exactly where the pain is on the medial side of your foot. But if your ankle is pain free with full range of motion, we doubt that taping it will be the answer. From your description, we’re guessing you’re a runner or other athlete. Keep in mind that many early season foot and ankle injuries are due to overuse – your joints, muscles, tendons and bones are struggling to keep up with the demands of training. Back off your training for a few days, allow yourelf to rest until the pain completely subsides. Then ease back into your training.

  13. Hayden May 5, 2015 at 6:30 am #

    3 weeks ago when playing soccer I had a kick to the inside of my ankle. At first it was painful but didn’t stop me playing so I figured it would be ok. Next day there was a big pool of bruising from the inside of my ankle to the bottom of my heel, again just figured it was bad bruising.

    3 weeks later the bruising is gone along with the swelling, however if I touch my ankle just above the ball on the inside of my foot, I have a good amount of pain still, and a weird numbness that shoots down my foot towards my big toe primarily.

    No pain from walking though which is odd

    Any insight would be amazing
    Thanks!

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 5, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Hayden: The most likely scenario is that you fractured your foot when the other player kicked you. While the bruising has cleared, the bone is still fractured, as it will take some time to heal. It’s also very common that a fracture creates sensitivity problems (less sensitivity or hyper sensitivity). We highly recommend you see a podiatrist so that the bone mends properly. If it doesn’t, you’ll have continued weakness and sometimes pain in the bone and you in all probability will develop arthritis over the fractur. Athletes must take excellent care of their feet.

  14. Emma April 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Yesterday, my friends and I were fooling around outside. My friend was running at me and I was going to catch her, but it didn’t go as planned. We lost our balance. My right leg flew off the ground as we fell, but my left foot just kind of hopped up in the air, and landed with the full force of both of our weights on my ankle. My left ankle was stiff and painful for about half an hour after that. Now it only hurts ok the outer part of the ankle to walk up and down the stairs. I don’t know how bad the injury really is, I’m just worried because I’m a dancer.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 4, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Emma: You most likely sprained your ankle. If you’re a dancer, this could be a much more significant injury than for a non-dancer. In order for your ankle to heal properly, you should see a podiatrist asap. Leaving it to heal on its own could introduce significant weakness and later stiffness into the ankle, which will definitely impact your ability to dance. Dancers should treat their feet and ankles as an athlete does, as your performance depends on them being in top condition.

  15. colinreid April 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    My story is that I’ve been walking for several months on a country side, farm, rocky dirt track road until one day I felt a sharp pain in my ankle, even though I still went for a walk.I did recently have an x ray and have an app made to discuss results but what do you think it could be? I can still walk on my feet and its not too severe but enough for me not to exercise everyday..and I dont see any bruising mostly just the pain inside. Colin

    • PA Foot And Ankle April 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

      Colin:
      You may have twisted your ankle without realizing it and you may have a sprain or damage to one of the tendons. Or it could be a simple overuse injury, which means tendons, muscles and soft tissue are irritated, but will heal with rest (depending on severity). We’re glad you made an appointment, as a minor foot or ankle injury can turn into a major problem without treatment.

      • colinreid April 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

        Many thanks for the reply! I have been resting for quite a while and still a tad painful depending on how much walking I do..Suppose we dont know how serious this is until the app. Hope it doesnt lead to an op..

  16. colinreid April 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    My story is that I’ve been walking for several months on a country side, farm/dirt track, rocky road until one day when I started my walk I felt a sharp pain in ankle but went anyway..Since then I’ve been resting on and off and till this day its still sore. I did have an x ray and have an upcoming app in regards of discussing the results. In the meantime would you know what caused it? Could be the stones/pot holes on the roads and not realising at the time what the circumstances could cause!

  17. Mia April 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    A few days ago I tripped over one of my son’s toys (oh the joys of parenthood) and my ankle rolled inwards, I was able to walk on it stiffly and with a slight limp after about 20 minutes. Now I can move my ankle up and down just fine but moving it from side to side causes alot of pain. There’s no swelling or bruising so it might not be as hurt as I might be thinking.

    • PA Foot And Ankle April 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

      Mia: Absolutely get your ankle chceked out by a podiatrist. Different tendons are responsible for side-to-side movement and up and down movement. And tendons which don’t heal correctly can really come back to bite you later in life. Play it safe.

  18. Graham April 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    A week ago I was working in lowtop shoes on a quite steep slope for a few days. Ever since then both ankles have been visibly swollen especially on the insides and I have heel pain when getting up in the morning. Both Achilles tendons are tender as well.

    • PA Foot And Ankle April 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

      Graham:
      Your symptoms are curious, as both feet/ankles are affected. Your symptoms would suggest damage to one of the tendons which run on the inside of your ankles, as well as achilles damage. It could just be from overuse, or there could be a tear. Try getting significant rest for the next few days – elevate your feet whenever possible, ice the swollen areas and use advil or aleve to manage the pain and inflammation. If you have no reduction in symptoms in 3 days, please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  19. Sadegh April 11, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Thanks for your explanation.
    4 or 5 weeks ago i had a football match. After the match i realized that my right ankle hurts. The inner part of my ankle was painful. It was hard to put weight on my ankle. In the next morning my ankle was good. I could walk easily. I assumed that the pain was for a sprain so i didn’t do any activity for 12 days. But when i started to play football after 12 days my right ankle was painful again.
    It has been 4-5 weeks since the first time pain came to my ankle and still it hurts after i play football. The pain is inside my ankle and it is very small but i really want to know what is it.

    • PA Foot And Ankle April 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

      Sadegh:
      Most likely, you damaged a tendon which hasn’t healed correctly and it’s becoming irritated whenever you play. In most cases, recovering from a sprain requires not only rest, but physical therapy as well to build strength and endurance back up in the tendon. Our best advice is to see a podiatrist for an examination. It’s risky to keep playing on an ankle that continues to give you trouble.

  20. michael April 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    I recently tripped over a cord at work while it hurt real bad at the time the pain wore off and now only hurts when i move it a certain way. If i dont move it that way it don’t really hurt to walk on it. My doc said it was just a sprain. But after 4 weeks it is still swollen and hurts when i’m off it. And when i move it a certain way the pain and swelling is located on the outer side of my ankle on the top.

    • PA Foot And Ankle April 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

      Michael: Clearly, the sprain has not healed. We’re assuming you saw a general physician and not a podiatrist? Your ankle is still injured and should be treated accordingly. Please make an appointment with a podiatrist and until then, elevate it and rest whenever possible, take advil or aleve to manage the pain and inflammation, and use ice to reduce the swelling. If you’re unsteady on your feet, buy an over the counter ankle brace until you see the podiatrist.

  21. Dimitri March 26, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    I have undergone shockware treatment for my ankle and it was successful for maybe 3 months but now the pain is back. I must of did something in the gym most likely with the leg press machine. What are your impressions of my MRI report do you think a certain type of brace might help and any idea of what my next treatment should be ive tried therapy two years ago. But it seems im running out of options so I would value your views on my MRI report. It would be nice to play softball this season but I don’t know if that will be possible.
    There is no acute bone marrow edema. There is Limited osteoarthritis at the tibiotalar joint with a subchondral cyst and spurring at the interior margin of the tibial plafond. Articular cartilage are maintained. There is subchondral cyst formatiuon at the talar head with overlying cartilage thinning as well as subcchondral cyst formation at the distal articular surface of the navicular at its articulation with the medial cuneiform. There is a tibiotalar effusion with anterior group tendons are intact. There is limited decompression into the posterior subtalar joint there is a small talar break. No evidence of a subtalar coalition anterior group tendons are otherwise unremarkable. There is peronesus longus tendinosis with intermediate signal intensity from proximal to distal to the level of the malleolus. The peroneus brevis is intrinsically intact there is personal tenosynovis. The Achilles is intact. High ankle ligaments are preserved. There is a remote tear of the anterior talofibular ligament with a suggestion of a non acute avulsion ossicle at its fibular attachment. Remaining collateral ligaments are preserved There are deep and superficial proximal deltoid sprains with overlying subcutaneous edema. Spring and bifurcate Ligaments are in tact. The sinus tarsi and tarsal tunnel are patent. The plantar fascia is preserved.

  22. runner March 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    About six months ago I twisted my ankle in gymnastics at school, I don’t know which way the foot went. Later I went to the doctors. He said that it was sprained, but I could walk on it and still do everything normal. They took X-ray examinations and didn’t see anything on them.
    Two weeks later I went back to the doctors, this time a different doctor. He said the same thing.
    And I’m a runner, so its hard for me to lie still, but i though that if I would be able to ever run a marathon I’ve had to rest, so I did. When I started running again the foot was a bit sore, but some say thats normal so I didn’t think about it. Yesterday I ran about 7 km, and later the day Im in so much pain. The pain is on the inner side of the ankle. I almost couldn’t walk, I walked with a limp all day yesterday and today.
    I’ve noticed that after I sprained my ankle it’s gotten stiff and crooked, its still a bit crooked, but not as crooked as it was the first couple of days. And sometimes when I sit or something I get this pain shocks in my foot. What could this be? What should I do?

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 26, 2015 at 10:25 am #

      We question the medical advice the first doctor gave you. If your ankle was sprained, you should not have been walking on it without some sort of immobilization, such as an air boot. Additionally, athletes should always undergo physical therapy after a sprain to rebuild the damaged ligaments and tendons. Our guess is that the ankle never healed correctly and so is now weaker than it was, and more prone to injury. We highly suggest that you see a foot and ankle specialist, not a general physician, to recommend a course of treatment that will heal the ankle properly so you can run without pain.
      In the meantime, you must rest your ankle to avoid damaging it further.

  23. Gem March 25, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    I jumped from a spinning roundabout (it was either that or fall off). When I landed on my feet it felt like I had landed on 1000 pins in my left foot, the pain made me feel sick and i couldn’t walk for a couple of minutes. After that i have had severe pain on the inside, around my ankle, there is no swelling and no bruising. However it is really tender to touch, there is also pain in the top of my foot (the big toe long bone, don’t know what it’s called) and under my foot. I can still walk on the foot however when resting it throbs, the throbbing sensation is now going up the back of my calf. Please help it has been like this for a week now, i have tried over the counter pain killers, hot and cold muscle gels, ice, elevation, arnica cream (to try and bring out any bruising).

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 25, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      Gem: It sure sounds like you fractured your foot. Please see a podiatrist or chiropodist for treatment asap.

      • gem May 14, 2015 at 11:00 am #

        Just to keep you up to date, I did have a slight hairline fracture to my ankle hoevery since then Easter to be exact a concrete slab fell on the top of my foot and I ended up with a hairline fracture over two toes and soft tissue damage so couldn’t bear weight for about a month. I’m pleased to say I’m now weight bearing but the top of my foot is still numb and at the front of the ankle if anything brushes over it I get electric shocks down my toes, any ideas?

      • PA Foot And Ankle May 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

        Gem: Numbness and that electric feeling are typically associated with fractures. It can take months for a fracture to heal completely, and your treatment plan should include physical rehab to speed healing of the bone and return it to strength.

  24. Amanda March 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    I have recurring pain in the ball on the right side of my ankle and its on and ok it feels like a needle stabbing it

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am #

      Amanda: A sharp pain as you describe may indicate damage to one of the tendons in your right ankle. Please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  25. Caitlin Hoffman March 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Two years ago I sprained my ankle and I was on crutches for two weeks, ever since then i’ve been having bad pains in my ankle. The doctor told me to wear inserts in my shoes, wear a brace and stretch it. I’ve been doing all three things and I am still having severe pains in my ankle. I play lacrosse and while i’m playing I always get sharp pains in my ankle and after i’m done I always get a bad aching pain in my ankle

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 20, 2015 at 10:45 am #

      Caitlin: Fist, you should not be playing Lacrosse while you have pain, as you’re most likely injuring your ankle further. Long term consequences of that could be deterioration of the ankle joint or permanent damage to the tendons. Pain is not the normal state of affairs and needs to be addressed. A sprain when properly treated and healed (with physical rehab) should cause no further pain. Please see a podiatrst (or a different podiatrist) for a 2nd opinion.

  26. Neha Sharma March 10, 2015 at 5:11 am #

    My ankles ache really bad from about 3 weeks
    I had my exams so I have been giving a lot of sitting and was unable to do my daily workout as I play badminton
    Idk while studying sometimes there is a great pain in my ankles and it stays for a few minutes
    I also have some pain in my calf muscle and thighs
    idk I just wanted to know about it I dont want anything to go wrong so I think it is right to consult!

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 20, 2015 at 10:49 am #

      Neha: Your symptoms are of concern. Pain in both ankles along with lower legs and thighs may be serious. If it was just for a day or two after exercising, we wouldn’t be concerned, but 3 weeks is very long. Please see a physician for an evaluation. We assume you’re not significantly overweight, as you play badminton?

  27. Destiny March 4, 2015 at 1:58 am #

    Me and my mom were on the couch watching TV, she got up to go to the kitchen. When she sat down she somehow sat on my ankle. This was about three days ago, but since then I legitimately can’t walk without just about falling over. The pain is only in my ankle and I prefer not to wear shoes 24/7. What should I do?

    • PA Foot And Ankle March 20, 2015 at 10:52 am #

      Destiny:
      Your ankle may have been sprained or fractured, so it’s best to see a podiatrist for an evaluation. It’s important to heal the ankle properly so it doesn’t cause problems later in life.

  28. Daniela February 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    I woke up one morning a little under a month ago with pain in my right foot. It feels stiff and sore when I turn it from side to side, but I am able to move it more now than I could after I originally hurt it. I don’t recall twisting or spraining it. Putting pressure on that foot makes it hurt, especially after a day of walking around. I’ve realized that when I press down on the skin right on the bottom part of the medial malleolus, that’s where the pain seems to originate, even though that’s not where I feel it when walking.

    • PA Foot And Ankle February 25, 2015 at 9:07 am #

      Daniela: If you have pain and tenderness as you describe, it’s essential that you see a podiatrist for an evaluation. From your description, it sounds like you may have a stress fracture in your ankle.

  29. patrick February 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    inside my left foot is so sore I’ve been resting it and every time I run its hurts me so much a few hours later. I’ve got a X ray but no damage I wonder is it my tibal.

    • PA Foot And Ankle February 19, 2015 at 9:29 am #

      Patrick: No way for us to diagnose you accurately without an exam. However, if you’ve had an Xray and it shows no damage, then your pain could very well be a problem with one or more tendons, muscles, or joints. Please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  30. Annie February 13, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    I am having really severe pain in my medial ankle. I do not recall injuring it anytime lately or twisting it. The pain is worse when I am walking, and every step I take delivers more pain. The pain runs from the inside of my ankle up through my lower leg, but I have no pain in my foot. Each step feels like more and more pressure, and I am constantly having to stop walking and sit down to let the pain subside in the area. What can this be?

    • PA Foot And Ankle February 16, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      Annie: It sounds like you damaged a tendon in some way – it’s either a sprain or something more significant. Of course, there’s no way we can accurately diagnose you online, so please see a local podiatrist for a complete exam. In the meantime you might want to pick up an ankle brace at your local drugstore for temporary support and use advil or aleve regularly to manage pain and inflammation. But the main thing is to rest your ankle so that you don’t damage it further. Severe ankle pain is a sign of significant injury.

  31. Jamie R February 7, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    Sprained my ankle 10/31/13 had first MRI 12/1/13 which showed EVERTHING was normal I had an ARTHROSCOPY of the RIGHT ANKLE on 8/25/14 Doc said I had a lot of scarred tissuse but there was no impengment but I still have pain on the inside of my ankle I had my 2nd MRI of my right 2/2/15 and wanted to know if I have a serious problem or just minor

    FINDINGS: The posterior talofibular ligament is not visualized.
    The anterior talofibular & calcaneofibular ligaments are thinned & amorphous.
    The abnormal appearance of the anterior & posterior talofibular ligaments.
    There is mild tenosynovitis of the posterior tibial & felxor hallucis long us tendons
    There is minimal cartilage fissuring at the far posteromedial aspect of the tibiotalar joint with faint sub handrail edema.
    There is moderate ankle joint effusion.
    There is soft tissue stranding and edema posterior to the ankle.
    Thanks for your help

    • PA Foot And Ankle February 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      Jamie: Dr. Rocchio from Pa Foot and Ankle Associates looked at your comment and based on the info you provided, he said that he would be concerned for chronic ankle instability. A clinical exam is needed to evaluate which long term treatment is necessary to relieve your symptoms. What has your physician told you?

  32. Gabe January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    I had my ankle x rated and they said I had a bad sprain. 6 months later the inside of my ankle is stiff just below the bone. What so you think it is?

    • PA Foot And Ankle January 20, 2015 at 8:43 am #

      Gabe: After 6 months, it could be a brand new injury. Could be another sprain, fracture, tendon damage, etc. Please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  33. Jamie R December 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Hello I sprained my ankle at work while wearing high heeled shoes 10/31/13 from the onset I had pain on the inside of my ankle when I pointed my foot to the floor turned it inward walking on uneven surfaces or anything that involved me putting weight on the ball of my foot. My xray mri ct scan & emg were all negative. After 3 different doctors failed physical therapy 2 cortisone shots ankle braces & 6 months in a cast I still have the same pain. I had posterior soft tissue impengment surgery on 8/25/14 the dotor said he didn’t find anything and I still have the same inner ankle pain I still cannot wear heels & by the end of the day my foot swells up & I’m back doing physical therapy. I’m a 44yr old flight attendant and do not want to leave my job I’ve been working there for 19yrs. I’m at my wits end and really need some help Its hard for me to accept I must live with ankle pain for the rest of mylife

    • PA Foot And Ankle December 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

      Jamie:
      We’re sorry to hear about your ankle problem. It’s very difficult to diagnose your condition, as it could be any number of things, including tarsal tunnel syndrome (http://pafootdoctors.com/tarsal-tunnel-syndrome/). When you said that you saw a doctor, was it a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon? But you definitely DO NOT have to live with ankle pain the rest of your life – you just need to find the right physician.

      • Jamie R December 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

        My surgery was performed by an Orthopedic
        Surgeon

      • PA Foot And Ankle December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

        We suggest you see a podiatric surgeon for another opinion. Feet and ankles is their exclusive field of expertise.

      • Jamie R December 15, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

        Ok thanks for the information Hopefully I can find a good one in Delaware

  34. Kristina December 7, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    I just started a new job where I’m on my feet all day. My feet have stopped aching from the constant standing. Now the insides of both ankles (although right is worse) hurt. They’re both swollen and get stiff. Is this something I should go see my doctor about?

    • PA Foot And Ankle December 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

      Kristina: Yes, you definitely should see a podiatrist about your pain. Swelling, stiffness and pain in that part of the ankle, especially in both, indicates a potentially serious problem.

  35. michelle November 26, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    I recently started having painful swelling under my right ankle. The area is sensitive to touch and hurts when doing activities such as going up stairs or stretching my toes back to my shin. I frequently wear high heels and may have stepped wrong, but I don’t recall a specific instance. I play sports and have rolled my ankle before, but this seems to be a different feeling.

    • michelle November 26, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Clarification: inside of my right ankle.

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 26, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Michelle: If you have painful swelling in your ankle, the best thing to do is rest it and wear flats or athletic shoes. You may have a sprain or damaged a tendon in some other way. Please make an appointment to see a podiatrist, because if that injury doesn’t heal correctly, the ankle may remain weak and be vulnerable to further damage. In the meantime, stay off the injured foot, use ice to control the swelling, and use advil or aleve to manage the pain.

  36. Katrina Gonzalez November 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    This morning my leg hurt when I was walking but then it went away. But now at night it hurts completely when I walk and put pressure. When I put pressure on the inside of my ankle the pain spreads to my lower leg. Tips?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 24, 2014 at 8:14 am #

      Katrina: Sounds like you may have a problem with one of the tendons near your ankle. Please rest your foot/leg, ice the sore area, amd take advil or aleve to manage the pain and potential inflammation. If your symptoms don’t start improving in a few days, please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  37. Jess November 20, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    Hi yesterday I fell down a few steps at school and was in immediate pain with my foot. There is no signs of swelling or bruising but is painful to put pressure on it and hurts when I move it.I feel like it is my front bone that hurts. It is tender when I touch the front of my foot what should I do?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

      Jess: Sorry to hear about your foot. When one falls down stairs, it’s very easy to sustain a sprain or fracture of your foot or ankle. Your symptoms could indicate either injury and it’s important that you have it treated by a podiatrist as soon as possible to make sure it heals correctly. If you don’t have it treated, pain, weakness, instability, and stiffness may become an ongoing problem.

  38. Kim November 20, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    I have been having reoccurring pain on the inside of one ankle after spending months working where I had to stand for 8 hours per day on uneven surfaces. The pain comes back any time I stand for a while. My mother has fallen arches. How can I relieve the pain?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

      Kim: Your pain could indicate any number of conditions, from very minor to serious. If the pain is as you describe, re-occuring, does that mean that sometimes you have it and sometimes you don’t? If so, you should examine what you might be doing to cause the pain. For instance, when you were standing for 8 hours a day, you may have sustained an overuse injury – pain that results from irritation of a joint, tendon, or muscle. These injuries can usually be healed with rest, ice, and medicine such as advil or aleve. If the injury didn’t heal properly, you may be reaggravating it.

      • Kim November 22, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

        It hurts whenever I stand for more than an hour or so. 4 days ago it started hurting while I was cleaning the house and seems to hurt more every day since. When I wake up in the morning it feels stiff, but once I’m up it is a constant dull pain. It’s located mostly right behind my ankle bone on the inside but sometimes the arch of my foot is sore too. I’m going on vacation in a week and don’t know what to do 😦

      • PA Foot And Ankle November 24, 2014 at 8:18 am #

        Kim:
        Those two points of pain are typically plantar fasciitis, but that usually creates very sharp pain. If the pain is dull, that could indicate tendonitis, or a mild sprain. The pain in your arch is most likely a seperate issue. As always, the best bet is to rest your sore foot/ankle, ice it, and take advil or aleve to manage the pain. If your pain and tenderness hasn’t improved in a few days, please see a podiatrist for an evaluation.

  39. Steph November 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    I went for x-rays for pain on the inside of my foot and ankle but they came up normal. I still had problems so I went for an MRI and was told I have a bone bruise. Its been about a year since I hurt my ankle and I’m still having problems. I’ve had braces, ace wraps, an air cast, and a boot. I saw a specialist and was sent to physical therapy. Every time it gets better, it gets worse within a few weeks. The pain is less and manageable now but should I still be having problems? Every time I see the doctor I get a different answer, bone bruise, sprain, muscle strain. I know a minor sprain doesn’t take long to heal, but how long should it take a bone bruise?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

      Steph: A year is definitely a long time to heal a bone bruise. This kind of an injury should heal inside of 3 months at the most (assuming you’re not re-injuring it somehow). There’s always a chance that your injury was misdiagnosed – was your specialist a podiatrist or an orthopedist?

  40. Mhoevers November 15, 2014 at 2:52 am #

    I had really pain on my left ankle off and on. When I walking stair or up and down hills it’s pain and I working nursing home walking turn left or right or running its hurt really bad… Went to see dr a week ago to check out in X-ray nothing show up.. Then I went to work its pain worse ever I had and then my left leg swelling and ankle swollen. Then went to see dr again. Say maybe arthritis or whatever and they want me blood test…SERIOUS it’s really pain n I feel like I want cry… Should I go to hospital or?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 18, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      Michelle: The good news is, you probably don’t have a fracture, since nothing showed up in the x rays. However, it sounds like you may have a problem with one of your tendons, and for that you should definitely see a podiatrist asap. You don’t need to be hospitalized, but you do need to see a foot and ankle specialist, not a general physician.

  41. judy November 14, 2014 at 1:51 am #

    Hi, I developed a large lump on the inner side of my ankle. It’s moving and it’s making my foot sore with shooting pains it feels numb at some point. What should I do. Please help.

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 14, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      Judy: A lump can indicate the presence of a cyst, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or a number of other conditions. As it’s causing you pain and discomfort we highly recommend you see a podiatrist as soon as possible.

  42. Ailbhe Erin November 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Hello, I woke three days ago and found the inside of my right foot to be very painful. I noticed slight swelling around the ankle area and it is also very tender to touch. I am now experiencing pain in my inner right calf and just now I have noticed the pain has continued up to the inside of my right thigh. There is no bruising or signs of inflammation, only the swelling of the ankle. Do you know what this might be?

    • PA Foot And Ankle November 14, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      Ailbhe: Best guess without an exam is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, in which a nerve is being pinched as it runs through your ankle. But it could also be a sprain or a fracture. Definitely see a podiatrist as soon as possible for an evaluation.

  43. shauna October 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    i have pain in the back of my heel while sitting down but no pain when bearing weight any idea what this could be?

    • PA Foot And Ankle October 13, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      Shauna: We don’t like to diagnose without an exam, but with your symptoms, the first thing we’d look at would be the point at which your achilles tendon attaches to your heel. This is a very common site for heel pain. Please see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You might find our blog post on the achilles tendon helpful.

  44. Melissa October 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    This Summer every time I go for I run I get the worst pain in the outside right heel. The pain is deep and there has been no pain or swelling on the outside. The pain is really bad when I go up on my toes or rock my foot side to side. I took a few weeks off running but that still has not helped. I am not sure if I should see a doctor because I am not sure if there is anything they can do.

    • PA Foot And Ankle October 8, 2014 at 8:56 am #

      Melissa: Sounds like your feet are overpronating or underpronating, which is very common (an explanation is here: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes/pronation-explained). This can be corrected by buying athletic shoes suited for your kind of pronation, or having a podiatrist make custom orthotics to correct the problem. Basically, the outside of your heel is taking the majority of the strike when you run, and if you can take some of the stress off that strike, your pain should subside.See a podiatrist who specializes, or is at least familiar with sports medicine.

  45. Hazel October 6, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    I have pain which goes up the front of my ankles when i walk but never in both ankles at the same time…when the pain disappears in one it instantly starts in the other, can last anything from a couple of hours to a whole day then i can be pain for a few hours and it starts all over again going from one ankle to the other then back again, walking is very painful and i usually limp with the ankle thats playing up. any ideas what is doing this? i am fit and active

    • PA Foot And Ankle October 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

      Hazel: The alternating pain in your ankles could be occurring because you’re unconsciously shifting your weight from one to the other, depending on which one hurts. However, when you say it’s in the front of your ankle, do you mean the soft tissue where your foot meets your leg? This is an area notorious for being injured by active people. If this is indeed the area you’re referring to, you need to rest your feet whenever possible – elevate them when at home, ice the sore area, and use aleve or advil to manage the pain. If the symptoms don’t subside in 2 weeks, please see a podiatrist for an assessment.

  46. Deborah Giovanazzi September 23, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I have been having severe pain in my ankle since waking up to the pain 12 days ago. There is no significant swelling or redness. An X-ray shows no fractures. About 4 days ago I started getting sharp, intense pain in my ankle each time I exhaled deeply, for example when I’ve yawned. I know this sounds quite bizarre and I can’t find anything about it. Could you please give me some advice. Thankyou.

    • PA Foot And Ankle September 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Deborah: We don’t think yawning and ankle pain could in any way be connected, unless you’re unconsciously moving your ankle when you yawn. If the x-ray showed no fractures, then it could be a damaged tendon, strained or damaged muscle, or degenerative bone disease. The only way to know for sure is to have an exam by a podiatrist.

  47. Kasey September 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Hello I awoke yesterday to find redness and swelling below my medial malleolus. There was no mechanism of injury that I know of but symptoms are worsening and there is severe point tenderness. I’m guessing it could have to do with nerve compression of tibial posterior nerve because I did get new boots and wore them from my truck in the driveway and walked inside my house and they were creasing and pushing in on that area and wahh lah here I am with pain and swelling today. My ROM is 80%. There is no shooting pain and no metatarsal pain. I don’t think it is any type of tendinitis.. But I know there was a vein there and can the aggravation of the boots pushing veins and nerves against the malleolus cause such redness swelling tenderness and worsening pain? I am a bit worried because I am very healthy and have never had musculoskeletal problems even after 8 strenuous years in marine corps infantry

    • PA Foot And Ankle September 22, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      Kasey: Have you considered not wearing your new boots?:) We’d have to look at the boots to see if they’re the cause of the pain, but yes, sometimes footwear can stress an area of the foot or ankle, especially when new and not broken in. However, your symptoms sound considerably more severe than that caused by footwear, and we’re especially concerned with the swelling. To be safe. we suggest getting it checked out by a podiatrist. Until then, don’t wear the suspect boots, ice the sore area, elevate the foot, and take advil or aleve to control the pain.

  48. Nicole Carey September 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    My Ankle has been acting up like i would be walking fine and then out of nowhere it starts to hurt on the inside on the side.It hurts the most when i life my foot it feels like its heavy and i get sharp pains.I don’t know if i should tell my parents or wait till it goes or it gets worse.

    • PA Foot And Ankle September 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

      Nicole: Definitely let your parents know about your discomfort. It sounds like you may have damaged a tendon and if it gets worse from neglect, you’re going to have a much bigger issue with your foot. Please see a podiatrist fro an evaluation.

  49. Brenda September 4, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    Inside and outside ankle hurt inside feels like a bone is going through foot.

    • PA Foot And Ankle September 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      Brenda: If you have significant pain, please see a podiatrist for an evaluation. Impossible for us to give you any more info with the limited amount you provided.

  50. Tae May 2, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Well, when twisting my foot to check in 4th hour, idk if it was my ankle that slid slowly, but it felt like it.

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 5, 2014 at 10:30 am #

      Tae: The tingling sensation in your ankle might indicate that you have a sprain. It may also explain the “sliding” and weakness you mention. We suggest that you see a podiatrist for an examination and see if you’ve injured your ankle in some way.

  51. Tae May 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I was in school, walking up the stairs and at about the second to last step the inside, right under my right ankle gave me a random tingling sensation. During the sensation my foot barely sort of felt like it was going to give out or something. But it wasn’t strong enough because I bared it and walked up the stairs. As I walked to class(right after) my ankle felt like it was sliding one way and my foot was trying to stay the other. I got to class, took off my shoes, and moved my right to the left (turning the ankle) and sort of felt it again (2/10 amount of pain, really doesn’t hurt) (when it walking to class, it sort of felt like a magnet was pulling my ankle or something) so I walked from the desk I took a seat in to my desk and decided to try again, so I twisted my foot again and on its way back straight, my ankle it slowly slid. You sort of couldn’t feel anything in that foot until it finally went straight(maybe 1 second) and to let you know, before it, 2nd hr. I played basket ball for about 20-30 min. And went to third hr. W/o a problem, 4th hour went to P.E. And started playing basketball pretty much the whole hour. No problem, went to lunch and sort of stayed on my feet the whole time, no problem, finally went upstairs 4th hr. To my class (when it happened) but all before that, NOTHING FELT WRONG, during the hour, I kept my foot out of my shoes and tried turning my ankle opposite of where the problem was. I never turned it towards the problem side walking to my 5th period(but was kind of curiously testing it) and really felt nothing but still sort of noticing my ankle on one side and my foot facing the other. Haven’t had any problems besides that and I don’t really even know if that’s the normal way I’ve always walked haha. Now I’m in last hr. And I still really don’t feel anything. But I also have flat feet, duck feet ( \ / ) (from wearing my shoes on the wrong feet as a toddler), and I wore my soles today (which I haven’t done in about a month or two.) it feels like a one time occurrence problem and it’ll just be ok later, but I want to make sure. Thanks.

  52. ShaeDurham May 2, 2014 at 3:09 am #

    My inner part of my ankle has hurt ever since I fell down the stairs and twisted it … Sometimes it hurts terribly sometimes it’s bearable… If I flex my foot it feels like resistant and shooting pains… Should I got to the hospital?

    • PA Foot And Ankle May 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

      Shae: You should see a podiatrist immediately so your ankle injury is diagnosed and treated correctly. In most ER’s, a podiatrist will not be on call and you’ll be referred out to one after being treated by the ER physician.

  53. Cristabella January 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    My inner ankle hurts… A lot . It is right by the inner ankle bone. I stretch my feet flat causing my feet to get a cramp but it helps reside the pain. It is nerve related? I wear proper shoes. I have arch supporters. I’m a teacher so I am always standing or walking.

    • PA Foot And Ankle January 20, 2014 at 8:59 am #

      Cristabella: Probably not nerve pain. The Tibial tendon runs through that very area and that is most likely what’s causing your pain.You need to see a podiatrist as soon as possible for an evaluation.

  54. Ahmed El Sabbagh December 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    plz what is the treatment of the Posterior Tibial Tendonitis?
    I’ve been running for a while (5-10 kms at 8 km/hr) but just started to do intervals running on the tread mill yesterday (6-12) km/h and today after 15 mins running during the 12 km/hr interval I got this pain (not severe, like 5/10 while walking) in the internal side of the ankle beside and just over the ankle bone.
    thanks alot

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