Ankle joint infection is a serious condition that needs immediate medical intervention. It happens when germs get into the bone or joint and reproduce. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites can all cause infections.


Ankle infection may occur due to infected or septic arthritis, septic joint, infection after ankle surgery or after ankle replacement, bursal infection, soft tissue infection or cellulitis.


Symptoms of ankle infection generally include the following:

  • Fever with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Generalized weakness
  • Inability to move the hip
  • Severe pain in the joint, especially with movement
  • Swelling or Inflammation
  • Joint is red and warm to touch

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