A variety of conditions can cause foot pain. These may include common problems such as cords, bunions, heel pain and heel spurs, as well as the problems illustrated below.
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and once in the involved area. The pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs upon weight-bearing and ankle motion.
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages. The pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. Medical conditions-including arthritis, gout and infections-also can cause knee pain.
While leg pain is a common occurrence after an injury, there are many non-traumatic causes of leg pain. Pain in the legs can be present because of conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and skin. Most often, inflammation of tissues is the and result of these diseases, and the inflammation is the source of pain. Back ailments may also present with leg pain.