Ankle pain, not related by direct injury, is commonly associated with the misalignment of the feet. The space between the ankle joints becomes reduced, causing bones to rub together.
This shifting of bones then causes the muscles and tendons to be overworked and stressed. Ankle pain and swelling result.
Achilles Tendonitis is commonly related to misalignment of the foot and ankle.
Symptoms- pain, stiff, weak, or a burning sensation in the back of the heel and lower leg.
This pain is commonly caused by incorrect shoes and/or insoles.
This leads to improper alignment of your feet and body, which results in extra stress being put in the Achilles tendon.
The Achilles tendon is connected to the calf muscle. As the distance between the Achilles tendon to where it connects to the calf increases, the greater the tension. A shorter spacing creates slack and less tension.
When your foot alignment is off due to lack of proper fitting support or pronation, (natural tilt of your foot that rolls inward or outward) this distance is lengthened.
Correctly supporting the foot minimizes this distance and relieves pain.