Anterior ankle pain: What it is and what to do about it

Biocorrect, LLC


Anterior ankle pain refers to pain in the front portion of the ankle joint. If you suffer from this condition, custom handcrafted orthotics may be a helpful treatment option. Anterior ankle pain can be caused by various factors including foot injuries. Joint overuse and other underlying conditions may also be culprits. This ankle pain can range from mild to severe. It can also come with other symptoms like swelling and tenderness. Activities such as running or climbing stairs can make the pain worse. To address ankle pain, it is important to understand some of its causes.

Causes of anterior ankle pain

  • Ankle sprains — Ankle sprains commonly cause pain. A sprain occurs when the ligaments supporting the ankle are stretched or torn. This is usually due to a sudden twisting or jerking motion. Ankle sprains are one kind of injury that often leads to ankle pain.

  • Tendinitis — Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons. Repetitive activities that lead to overuse can strain tendons in the front of the ankle. Tendinitis is common among athletes and other highly active people for this reason. Poor posture and walking habits can also be factors in causing tendinitis. Strained, inflamed tendons can cause discomfort and pain.

  • Poor footwear — Poorly fitting footwear can lead to pain throughout the foot. One way this happens is by restricting blood flow and compressing joints. This can lead to acute ankle pain. Poorly fitting shoes can also promote poor gait. This can cause issues like overpronation and cause ankle pain as well.

  • How orthotics can help with anterior ankle pain

    Many of the conditions leading to ankle pain are caused by biomechanical imbalances. Orthotic insoles are designed to address these imbalances. While supporting your feet, orthotics also promote alignment. This can help address the root causes of ankle pain. When choosing orthotics, it is important to find insoles that will address your unique needs. Custom orthotics are especially effective because they are designed with each patient’s personal needs in mind.

    Biocorrect orthotic insoles can address anterior ankle pain

    If you need help alleviating ankle pain, Biocorrect can help. Our experienced team of certified pedorthists is ready to help you take the next step. After an initial evaluation at our center, our team can make an impression of your foot. This allows us to create custom insoles that conform precisely to your needs. With custom orthotic insoles, you can start addressing your ankle pain at the source.

    Contact us to learn more about the orthotics we offer or to set up an initial evaluation with one of our certified pedorthists.