OneSongGlory saidAs the title says, whenever I wake up my left ankle hurts. When I go to sleep it feels fine, after a few minutes of walking it off it feels fine until the next morning. It's only the left ankle and I haven't had any sort of ankle related injury before, the most I get is maybe very minor pain after running. Any thoughts on this? It's not so much as a major pain, rather something I'm curious if I should be more concerned about.
perhaps you can read this man:Injuries of peripheral nerves of the leg, foot and ankle: an often unrecognized consequence of ankle sprains
....review of peripheral nerve injuries as a consequence of ankle sprains in the latest issue of The Foot. The peripheral nerves of the lower limb may be damaged through compartment syndrome, bruising around the nerve, or nerve traction as a consequence of the ankle sprain trauma. The resulting symptoms include decreased proprioceptive ability, weakness of the pre-tibial nerves, sensory deficits and Tinel's sign (pain on gentle tapping of the lateral malleolus). All of these can complicate the rehabilitation process.
In the ankle the peripheral nerves which may be damaged are the Sural nerve, the Superficial Peroneal nerve, the Deep Peroneal nerve and the Tibial nerve. The Sural nerve provides cutaneous sensation and articular supply to the posterior, lateral, and anterior ankle joint. The Superficial Peroneal nerve provides sensory supply to the lateral and anterior aspects of the leg and dorsal foot and a motor supply to the Peroneal muscles. The Deep Peroneal nerve provides sensory and articular supply to the anterior aspect of the leg and foot, as well as a motor supply to Tibialis anterior muscle and the toe extensors. The Tibial nerve provides cutaneous and articular branches to the medial side of the ankle and foot, where it then divides into medial and lateral plantar branches in the talocalcaneal tunnel, and progresses into the foot to provide medial and lateral plantar sensation, respectively. The Tibial nerve provides a motor supply to the calf muscles and Tibialis Posterior and the Medial and Lateral Plantar nerves supply the intrinsic muscles of the foot. The author states that injury to any of these structures may be overlooked because of more obvious ligamentous injuries following an ankle sprain.
feel better. And read about peripheral nervous system, postural stress on spinal vertebrae and nervous system we often think about muscles rather than the nerves that are key on the functioning of a specific body part
check up your shoes, the surface contact of your feet during the day, a simple sports doctor examination can open your eyes to how this can develop in the future.
check if there is a genetic predisposition to osteoarthritis and check your ratio of height/body weight