Your ankle is comprised of a series of structures that create a very complex hinge with many moving parts. It can withstand 1.5 times your body weight when you walk and up to eight times your body weight when you run.
The bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves in your ankle all must work together in precise order. When even one of these interlocking parts fails to work properly, movement becomes compromised.
Achilles tendon injuries
The most well known and most frequently injured tendon is the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heelbone (calcaneus). This is arguably the most important tendon around the ankle, as we use it for every step we take as well as running and jumping. When irritated from overuse, activity becomes quite painful. When ruptured (completely torn), walking, standing, and running are difficult if not impossible.
Read about the symptoms and treatments of Achilles tendon injuries
Ankle fractures / broken ankles
A break or fracture of the ankle is most likely to occur from a fall, a trauma such as an automobile accident, or a sports-related injury. Immediate care is necessary for the ankle to heal properly and avoid further complications.
Read about the symptoms and treatment of a fractured or broken ankle
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones, which results in damage to one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.
Read about the symptoms and treatment of ankle sprains
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a bone condition that causes decreased motion or absence of motion in one or more joints.
Read about the symptoms and treatment of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome