Originally Posted by element
i believe what makes the big ankle bone on the outside is the fibula. So right below that - there is a protrusion (differing in size from person to person) that appears to be from the calcaneus:
Pic - courtesy of here: Ankle Anatomy - Orthogate
So assuming that's correct, the calcaneus is where i'm feelin this unhappiness.
I can see it now - kid falls over on the mountain, grabs his boot, and starts screeming "owww, my calcaneus! my calcaneus!!!"
The protrusion that makes your heel is the calc, the protrusions on the medial and lateral aspects of the ankle are the malleoli or the most distal portions of the tibia and fibula that wrap around the talus forming the ankles joint.... There are tons of ligaments holding it together along with multiple articular surfaces in there.
Is it the heel or the "bumps on the side"?
Wrath is right on in his statement too.....