Hurting your ankle does not have anything to do with your swallowing, unless you are taking pain medications (Example: NSAIDs such as motrin
, etc). These NSAIDs can cause what is called "pill esophagitis" and therefore cause difficulty swallowing. Another problem is alcohol consumption: that puts you at high risk for falls and trauma (hurting your ankle), and it will also cause gastroesophageal reflux disease
, which can also cause esophagitis, and end up with trouble swallowing and burning sensation in your chest and mouth. I advice you to cut down or quit alcohol, and avoid NSAIDs if you are taking them.