The ankle joint is a hinged joint responsible for the upward and downward motion of the foot. The ankle joint is composed of three bones and is held together by several ligaments. Multiple tendons traverse about the joint. Pain in the ankle can be a result of inflammation or injury to any of the structures in and about the joint.
Initial treatment for ankle pain as a result of an injury think PRICES. Protect, rest, ice, compression, elevation and support. For devices to protect and support the ankle joint think Footsupplystore.com.