Achilles Tendinitis: The Tendon Along The Back Of The Ankle Becomes Inflamed

  • Symptoms: pain the back of the ankle that is worse in the morning and after exercise, thickening of the tendon, swelling
  • Causes: sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise, tight calves, bone spurs
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Osteoarthritis: Joint Cartilage And The Underlying Bone Begin To Degrade

  • Symptoms: pain and stiffness in the knees, tenderness, grating or cracking feeling, limited motion
  • Causes: aging, family history
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Lining Of The Joints Becomes Inflamed And Irritated

  • Symptoms: throbbing, aching pain that is worse in the morning and after periods of inactivity, stiffness in the joint, swelling, redness
  • Causes: family history, high estrogen levels, smoking

Sprained Ankle: Ankle Ligaments Have Stretched More Than Normal, But Are Not Permanently Damaged

  • Symptoms: pain around the ankle, swelling, bruising, unable to put weight on the ankle, tenderness
  • Causes: sudden increase in activity level, abrupt change in direction or speed, landing awkwardly, collisions with an object or other person

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