Ankle Pain

You may feel ankle pain on the inside or outside of your ankle or along the Achilles tendon, which connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel bone. Although mild ankle pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. Severe ankle pain should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if it follows an  injury..


Common causes of ankle pain include:




Physiotherapy treatment


 Mobility, stretching & strengthening  exercises

  •           Active plantar flexion and dorsi flexion
  •           Gastrocnemius stretch
  •           Resisted plantar flexion
  •            Resisted dorsiflexion
  •            Isometric eversion and inversion
  •            Resisted eccentric inversion

Prioprioception exercises

  •     Standing on one leg eyes open with
  •     Standing on one leg eyes open and arms by your side
  •     Standing on one leg eyes closed
  •     Standing on an unstable surface (such as a folded towel or cushion)
  •     Hopping
  •     Figure 8 Hopping

Functional exercises

Functional exercises start to load the ankle in a more sports specific way with more explosive type movements, direction changes and lateral or sideways movements.

  • Lunges
  • Heel toe walk
  • Step back
  • Hopping
  • Resistance band jump
  • Box jumps
  • Sports specific drills