Ankle clicking

(2 discussions)

I have had problems with my ankle clicking for a couple of years now, however in the past year the clicking has become more frequent ( almost all the time ) and much louder. I have been to see my doctor and he sent me to see an orthotist. X-rays have been taken of my ankle and no problems were apparent, although they did say it was one of the loudest joint clicks they had ever heard. As I was born with one ankle slightly turned in, they made the assumption that this may be the cause of the clicking. Subsequently I have been given many different ankle supports and insoles to try out over the past year.
However none of these have worked and I now have terrible pain in my ankle and foot quite frequently. The Orthotist is at a loss, and says there’s nothing more he can do. I cannot let them tell me this as the pain is getting worse and as i’m only 17 now, I worry it will become unbearable in the future. P.s The only other explanation I could think for these problems is that when I was born my mother was told that my hip may have been slightly twisted during my birth. My mother was told that if any problems with my walking occured ( which they did – my foot turned in ) it would strighten out before I was 5. However it never did. I have told my orthotist this but he doesn’t seem to want to investigate into this theory. Can you give me any advice please, I don’t know what I should do next.


    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    From your description, I am guessing you have some biomechanical problem. Watching the way you walk and evaluating the range of motion of your ankle would be somrthing I would suggest first. As far as the clicking, if it isn’t painful I don’t worry about it. If it is, I do.My suggestion is to go see a podiatrist in your area.


    9 10

    I’m 38 and have an ankle that has been clicking much more frequently to the point that it’s driving me crazy. Everyone can hear it! It’s very loud. Is there anything that can be done?


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