|Signs and Symptoms|
Pain and tenderness over anterior ankle joint and pain on dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
A common cause of anterior impingement is a bone spur on anklebone (talus) or the shinbone (tibia). Repeated kicking actions can cause the anklebone to hit the bottom of the shinbone, which can lead to a lump of bone (or bone spur) developing. This bone spur may then begin to impact on the soft tissue at the front of the ankle, causing inflammation and swelling. The condition is most common in athletes who repeatedly bend the ankle upward (dorsiflexion), such as footballers, hence the name.
|Soft tissue techniques to stretch muscles crossing the ankle to relieve tension. Steriod injections to reduce the inflammation of the ankle tissues. Surgery to remove bony spurs is also an option. |