Sharp ankle pain, no known injury

by J. Freyberg
(Seattle, WAshington)

I am getting a sharp shooting pain, more and more frequently, that seems to start from the inside ankle bone, the medial malleolus and goes upward a few inches. It doesn't last long but it is so bad that I have to immediately take the weight off it. It only happens when I walk/put weight on it, but not every time. There was not injury (that I know of). I do have flat arches, but I've worn good (fitted) orthodics for many years. My main exercise is walking several times a week. I am a 55 year old woman, overall in pretty good shape. I can't "make" it happen. There is no bruise or swelling, but just an inch and two inches above that inside bony knob, it's sore when I press it, just to the inside of the front of the long bone of my leg. Thank you for any help you can give.

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