Ankle Pain

Content provided by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School

We're sorry your ankle is bothering you!

Please keep in mind that this guide is not intended to replace a face-to-face evaluation with your doctor. The goal of this guide is to provide information while awaiting evaluation with your doctor or additional information after you have seen him or her.

Certain symptoms suggest a serious cause of ankle pain that requires prompt attention. It's important to ask questions about these symptoms first.

Do you have severe ankle pain with fever, redness, marked swelling, inability to bear weight or recent significant trauma (such as a fall or a car accident)?

Yes, it's pretty bad!

No, my ankle pain is not severe.


Medical Reviewer: Shmerling, Robert H. MD Last Annual Review Date: 2006-05-15T00:00:00-06:00


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