As with all types of tendonitis, ankle tendonitis symptoms will start off very mild during or after an activity but may develop if left untreated. The main symptoms include:
- Pain and tenderness in the tendon (close proximity to the ankle).
- The pain is often worse during or after activity or exercise.
- Pain in the area in the mornings and at night (advanced tendonitis).
- Swelling, tenderness, redness and/or ”hot” feeling around the area where the tendon meets the ankle.
- Stiffness during and after activity. When ankle tendonitis develops further, this stiffness may be felt throughout the entire day.
- Inability to bend your ankle and tilt your foot inwards without feeling pain.
You may feel one or all of these symptoms if you have ankle tendonitis. In most cases, the pain will develop around activity and relinquish a short time afterwards. This does not mean the tendonitis is cured. This is a sign that it is developing further AKA Going Chronic!