Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain

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Chronic foot and ankle pain can be the result of old injuries, spending long hours on your feet every day, obesity, or simply wearing inappropriate or ill-fitting shoes. Foot and ankle pain can cause gait abnormalities leading to pain and injury higher up the leg and in the back. I.C.E. DOWN ice wraps can give you relief from chronic foot and ankle pain.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the bottom of the foot, typically in the heel. It is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot which connects the heel bone to the toes. The pain is experienced when standing or walking.

A tight Achilles tendon or tight calf muscles increase your likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis. Other contributing factors can include:

  • Shoes that do not fit properly or do not provide enough cushion
  • Standing, walking, or running for long periods of time
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Obesity

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

You may have guessed that tarsal tunnel syndrome is very much like the more well-known carpal tunnel syndrome, but occurs in the ankle instead of the wrist. In tarsal tunnel syndrome the tibial nerve is compressed inside the tarsal tunnel. The squeezing of this nerve can cause tingling, burning, numbness, and pain in the ankle and foot.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be caused by ankle injuries, bone spurs, arthritis, and other health conditions which cause swelling in the ankle.


Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and arthritis resulting from an old injury can all cause inflammation and pain in the foot and/or ankle. Arthritis slowly destroys the cartilage and can deteriorate the bone.

Old Injuries

Old injuries of the foot or ankle which never fully healed can continue to cause pain. Some ankle injuries, especially if you have had many ankle injuries in a short period of time, can lead to chronic ankle instability. Chronic ankle instability can cause ongoing pain and swelling and of course, re-injury.

Consequences of Chronic Foot and Ankle Injury

Chronic foot or ankle pain can cause you to avoid physical activity, give up sports and dancing, and generally fall into poor health. It can also cause gait abnormalities, meaning that foot and ankle pain affect the way you walk. While that sounds like simply stating the obvious, gait abnormalities can lead to pain in your knees and hips and even back injury.

To learn more about I.C.E. DOWN cold therapy wraps for chronic foot and ankle pain, or to place an order, please visit our online store today.

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