Ankle Pain

There are ligaments (tough bands of tissue, not muscle) that help stabilize your ankle, ensuring proper movement and alignment. When you move your ankle in a way that is awkward or counter to its natural range of motion, you can stretch, tear, or “sprain” the ankle ligaments.

My Ankle is Swollen

Common causes of a swollen ankle include:

    • An ankle sprain
    • An ankle fracture
    • Water retention
    • Obesity
    • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
    • Some medications
    • Hormonal changes
    • Preeclampsia in pregnant women
    • Cirrhosis

Why Does My Ankle Hurt When I Walk?

If your ankle hurts when you walk, you may have a bruise or strain. If your pain is more severe you may have an ankle sprain or fracture.

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