Hallmarks of Fibromyalgia Ankle Pain and its Causes
You love your morning jogs. Watching the sunrise as the wind blows through your hair seems to center you for the day. But one day, your foot lands strangely slips out from under you, and you’re stuck on the sidewalk with a fibromyalgia ankle that’s just not right.
Are you rankled by fibromyalgia ankle pain symptoms? Fibromyalgia Ankle pain can be felt on the inner side of the ankle, on the outer area, in line with the Achilles tendon, and sometimes radiating near the upper part of the foot.
Common characteristics and accompanying symptoms of fibromyalgia ankle pain
If you’re experiencing ankle pain, it is also likely to experience:
- Burning pain in the ankle: While walking, jogging, and running
- Swelling of the ankle
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Inability to bear weight on the ankle
Severe Fibro ankle pain can usually be described by the following details.
- Pain: Sudden, severe pain that makes it all but impossible to walk.
- Obvious deformity: The ankle appears crooked or misshapen, or there may be bone protruding through the skin.
- Ankle bruising
- Ankle redness and heat
The fibromyalgia ankle is a tricky little thing. It also bears plenty of your body’s weight. Its health and ability to function are crucial to everyday activities and comfort.
The ankle is an important joint, connecting the lower leg bones to the foot bones. It is divided into the lower ankle and upper ankle. The lower ankle allows your foot to tilt to the side and turn outwards and inwards. The upper ankle lets you move your feet up and down.
Whether you injure the joint, a bone, the upper ankle, or the lower, the associated fibromyalgia pain can literally stop you in your tracks. Most causes of ankle pain are treatable though. With a little time, you can be back to your normal activities.
The duration of your ankle pain may vary depending on the cause.
- Acute: Severe fibromyalgia ankle pain almost always starts suddenly, usually as the result of an injury.
- Chronic: A chronic ankle condition can become acute if the disease causing it worsens, or there is wear-and-tear after an old injury and the damage suddenly gives way.
Who is most often affected with fibromyalgia ankle pain?
People most likely to experience severe fibromyalgia ankle pain include the following:
- Men over age 50 having fibromyalgia
- Women over age 35 having fibromyalgia: Especially those who wear high heels
- Anyone having old fibromyalgia symptoms
Fibro Ankle pain that is described as severe will likely require a consult with your physician if it persists.
- Not serious: The pain subsides quickly after the fibromyalgia injury and any swelling responds to rest, ice, and over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Moderately serious: The fibromyalgia ankle pain continues for a few days, even without signs of fracture or infection.
- Serious: If there is fibromyalgia ankle pain along with an obvious injury or deformity, and/or redness and swelling in the ankle, this is a medical emergency.
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