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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Ankle pain... only on walking for more than 2-3 miles.

 amit_k_m - Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:44 pm

For the past 7-8 months I have noticed that my ankle starts hurting when I walk more than 2-3 miles at a strech. Pain appears usually after I wake up from the sleep. Pain is located on the supero-lateral side of ankle joint. Pain is mild when I move the ankle joint.. But it is worse when I put weight on my ankle. I have also noticed mild swelling after prolonged walking. Its goes away after 2-3 days of rest.

I can normally do my routine activities without any problem. Pain appears only when I walk for a long distance and goes away completely with rest.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:24 pm

User avatar Hello,
The distal tibia and fibula are in the area you are describing as well as the peroneal tendons.
You may have an x-ray of the area to asses the bones.
Otherwise, you are likely dealing with a soft tissue problem e.g. ligament or tendons.

Treatment may include partial weight bearing, range of motion and strengthening exercises, NSAID and physical therapy.

Take care.

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