Recurring pain or a dull ache on the outside of the ankle after sprain or injury may be a sign of chronic lateral ankle pain. This condition results in ankle instability and persistent pain. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments.

Causes & Triggers

  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Injury
  • Nerve or tendon damage
  • Scar tissue
  • Sprains

Signs & Symptoms

  • Difficulty walking on uneven surfaces or in heels
  • Dull, continual ache on outside of ankle
  • Inability to participate in walking activity or sports
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

Tips & Treatments

  • Seek proper evaluation and medical treatment.