Diagnosis and Management of the Painful Ankle

Ankle pain is not the most common joint problem, and when it happens, it is usually transient, for example, after twisting your ankle when you’re on heels. But sometimes, it can become a severe problem, and sometimes this apparently harmless twist can cause an ankle sprain that lasts for a very long period and requires medical assistance.

In previous articles, we have introduced you to the topic of ankle pain, giving you the main signs and symptoms of this ailment and some of the most common causes of this symptom. In this case, we’re back with a new article about ankle pain diagnosis. In other words, what does a doctor do when you come to the office with ankle pain?

In this article, we will focus on acute ankle pain, which is usually triggered by injuries, but we’re also mentioning some notions about chronic ankle pain diagnosis, for example, in cases of rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative problems.

So, let’s start by describing the basics of the diagnostic process for ankle pain: