Ankle Tendonitis

Introduction

The ankle is a joint that connects the lower leg to the foot. Holding the muscle to the bone are strong bands of connective tissue called tendons. When inflammation occurs in the tendon surrounding the ankle, it is called ankle tendonitis. Typical causes of tendonitis are overuse of the tendons, injury, flat foot, or bony spurs. Ankles are especially susceptible to tendon injuries.

Symptoms of ankle tendonitis are pain, swelling, and stiffness of the ankle making it difficult to perform normal activities. Additionally, ankle tendonitis can lead to three other common types of tendonitis: Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, and peroneal tendonitis. All three conditions are closely located within the foot, often causing similar symptoms, and affecting one another.

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