Are the symptoms you are experiencing indicative of a serious foot or ankle issue? There are numerous symptoms that may be associated with orthopaedic conditions, including chronic pain, swelling, immobility, and more. The particular injury that a foot or ankle patients suffers will dictate the specific symptoms patients experience.
For example, a condition such as arthritis of the feet and ankles can cause aches, pain, stiffness, and swelling, while an acute injuries may cause sharp or sporadic pain.
Other symptoms associated with orthopaedic injuries of the foot or ankle include bruising and instability (related to impact injuries), localized immobility (frequently related to ligament sprains and tears or bone fractures), unusual sensations (such as numbness or pins and needles, which may be related to nerve pressure or a nerve condition), and popping or grinding noises (related to tendon subluxation or dislocation).