Causes of Foot or Ankle Pain
There are two main conditions associated with foot or ankle pain.
This is a very common condition in runners and people who are very active, although it can occur in those who are not. It normally presents with pain or aching around the tendon (near your heel) and the ankle joint. Achilles tendonitis can be aggravated further during and after activity, due to the tendon not having a good blood supply. This can slow the recovery especially if the condition is left untreated. The cause of achilles tendonitis is micro tearing in the tendon, attributed to overuse, though just an increase in weight bearing on this tendon can lead to a similar problem without an increase in activity. Sometimes this may be due to problems elsewhere, causing you to shift your weight. This leads to an increase in stress on this tendon. Seeing an Osteopath/professional for treatment as soon as possible is important, because this injury can lead to an achilles tendon rupture with continued overuse.