Pain and Swelling in or around the ankle is the most uncomfortable situation that can leave the person bed ridden as it becomes difficult for the person to stand or walk.
A combination of ankle pain and swelling may occur due to various reasons like trauma, fractures, dislocation, sprains, strains and chronic conditions like inflamed tendons, bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout or other joint disorders.
In most of the cases, ankle pain and swelling makes it impossible for the person to put weight on the joint or move it completely. The person could not stand or walk and becomes bed ridden. It may also be associated with some deformity in the ankle.