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Ankle Impingement

Ankle impingement is sometimes called a footballer’s ankle. This causes pain in the front of the ankle joint and is due to the buildup of scar tissue or bone spurs. Ankle impingement occurs usually in response to an acute injury or chronic stress. Impingement refers to the abnormal entrapment of structures that result in pain or restrict mobility.

Causes
Causes

There are several common causes of anterior ankle impingement. Below are some of the most common causes of ankle impingement 

Sports that can cause anterior ankle impingement:-

Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms include:

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

As per the symptoms and signs of the anterior ankle impingement, the doctor will determine the issue and identify the areas of tenderness and inflammation. Below are some tests for the right diagnosis:-

Treatment
Treatment

Treatment of anterior ankle impingement usually involves the following: