Do you experience pain in your ankles when walking? Do they swell after extended periods of standing or sitting?
Most people will have a significant ankle injury or issue at some point in their life. In many cases, the pain gets worse with walking, even making this basic task feel unbearable.
This blog post will explore three of the most common reasons for your ankle pain while walking and what you can do to fix it!
1. Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle sprains are one of the most common type of ankle injuries. The area around your ankle is prone to this condition, and it can happen in a variety of ways: from tripping on stairs or getting hit by another player during sports.
If you have an ankle sprain, make sure that you wrap up any swelling and avoid putting any weight on the affected area. You'll need to stay off your feet for a few days if possible, to allow time for the swelling and pain to go down before you start walking around again.
Ankle strains are less common than sprains, but this type of injury happens in much more specific ways: such as when a person twists their ankle or jams their foot in order to keep from falling.
Ankle strains are not as painful, but they can be a serious problem if you try to walk with them or put any weight on your feet while it's healing. If this is what has happened, make sure that you stay off of your feet until your ankle is feeling better and any swelling has gone down.
2. Tendonitis or Arthritis
Tendonitis occurs when the repetitive stress of injury causes inflammation of a tendon. This can be caused by overuse, improper stretching, or shoes with too narrow of a point.
Those who are overweight seem to have higher rates of this type of disorder as well. The most common symptom for those affected will typically be pain in the back of the heel that gradually worsens as they walk.
The best way to combat this type of injury is by wearing supportive shoes, taking pain medications, and applying ice or compression to the affected area.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, it's time to take a break from your active routine and do some light stretching before starting anything too demanding again!
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3. Overuse or Fatigue
The muscles in the back of your ankles are often used for stability and support when you walk. If they are overused or fatigued, it will put pressure on other areas that can lead to pain while walking.
Be sure to stretch your ankle stabilizer muscles before going running or doing anything too demanding if you're experiencing any discomfort while walking. It's also important to provide your ankle additional support if you can't stay off of it.
There You Have It!
Those are three of the most common reasons for ankle pain while walking and how to fix them. One thing worth mentioning is the importance of stretching and taking the time to care for your ankles after any activity that might cause pain.
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We hope this article helps you identify and solve some of those pesky ankle pain problems you might have while walking!
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