A variety of factors and conditions can cause or contribute to pain on the top of your foot but it can be difficult to determine the precise cause without the help of your foot doctor.
Ankle pain has a wide variety of possible causes, which can make it difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain.
People who have had previous injuries to the ankle that were not properly treated are more likely to suffer another sprain, so always seek proper treatment from your podiatrist to avoid chronic ankle instability.
There are many causes of ankle pain due to the complex architecture of the foot. There are a multitude of tendons, ligaments, tissues and bones that are all susceptible to painful and debilitating stress and injury.
When you have an injury your Achilles tendon, which connects your heel to your calf muscle, the resulting pain and discomfort can be debilitating to the point of total immobility.
Experiencing lower calf, ankle and severe pain in the back of your heel — especially first thing after you get up after a long rest — may be an indication of Achilles tendonitis.
While your feet and ankles are robust enough to support your full weight on a daily basis, they are also rather fragile and susceptible to injury.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries treated by podiatrists. Almost everyone has strained or sprained an ankle just doing everyday activities like walking, stepping over a curb, or playing sports.