Ankle Joints – Stiffness & Pain
The ankle joint is formed where the tibia and fibula meet the talus bone in the foot. The two-leg bones form a snug socket known as the mortise where the body of the talus acts as a hinge to move the ankle up and down. A healthy ankle socket is lined with soft cartilage that prevents the bones from pressure and friction. If the cartilage in the joint grows thin and frayed, the ankle joint can swell and become sore and stiff. Every step we take depends on the ankle joint to push off the ground and place it back down again.
Causes of ankle joint pain
Since our ankle joints are involved in almost every standing motion we perform, ankle pain can arise unexpectedly and cause immediate impairment. Painful ankles are often due to overusing or underusing our ankle joints and foot muscles. If we keep the joint still for too long it can stiffen, and if we push it too hard, the joint can become swollen and inflamed. Ankle pain due to chronic joint conditions like osteoarthritis tend to come and go in relapse dues to stress, diet, and other conditions.
Common ankle joint complaints
Ankle pain can arise at anytime quickly become functionally limiting. Osteoarthritis and other chronic joint conditions occur when the cartilage in the joint wears too thin to protect the bones. This is a very common cause of inflammation and pain in the ankles that can spread to the foot and leg.
Care and protection for ankle joints
Staying active, eating a balanced diet, and giving the body supplementary nutrients can all benefit your ankles now and in the future. Flexiqule’s unique formula can target ankle joints with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving Ginger and Boswellia extracts. When taken regularly, these powerful plants can even help refurbish torn cartilage to give your ankles a chance to perform at their best.