Ankle pain can often occur due to a number of conditions including ankle fracture, arthritis, instability, tendonitis, and gout. Symptoms that accompany ankle pain include swelling, stiffness, redness and warmth in the affected area. Pain associated with the ankle is typically described as a dull and intense ache that is felt during ankle motion or when bearing weight.
While ankle pain treatment can vary depending on the severity of the condition, initial treatment often involves rest, ice, elevation and immobilization. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may also be prescribed. Other possible treatments include physical therapy and cortisone injection. Your podiatrist can determine the method of treatment that is most appropriate for you and your condition.