Common Foot & Ankle symptoms

Adults with foot and ankle problems often present to the GP complaining of pain and impaired function including difficulties with work, social and domestic activities. The dozen most common conditions are:

  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle sprain
  • Ankle arthritis, or pain in the ankle on activity
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Painful flat foot
  • Pain in the heel and sole of the foot - plantar fasciitis
  • Pain or stiffness around the big toe
  • Bunions
  • Pain under the ball of the foot – metatarsalgia
  • Painful toes, with clawing or deformity of the toes
  • Ingrowing or overgrowing toenails
There are, of course, other ways that the feet and ankles can cause problems. With appropriate examination, and modern investigations such as MRI or Ultrasound scans, the vast majority can be diagnosed, and the treatment options can then be discussed.

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