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Differential Diagnosis of Ankle Pain

The differential diagnosis of ankle pain includes the following:
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Fracture

Treatment of Ankle Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • Lu-2 (pain or sprain - needle contralateral) [PIHMA, Tan].
    • St-41 (arthritic pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 39].
    • UB-60 (arthritic pain; sprain; accompanied by inversion of foot) [Chaitow1984, pp 39, 41].
    • GB-39 (arthritic pain or sprain; accompanied by inversion of foot) [Chaitow1984, pp 39, 41].
    • GB-40 (arthritic pain) [Chaitow1984, pg 39].
    • Auricular: (arthritic pain; sprain) Ankle, Shenmen, Adrenal [Chaitow1984, pp 39, 41].
    • K-3 (arthritic pain or sprain accompanied by eversion of foot) [Chaitow1984, pp 39, 41].
    • Sp-6 (arthritic pain or sprain accompanied by eversion of foot) [Chaitow1984, pp 39, 41].

References for Ankle Pain