What is Anterior Ankle Impingement
Anterior ankle impingement is the inability for the ankle to fully dorsiflex due to a blockage at the front of the ankle. This blockage can be
- Osseous impingement
- Soft Tissue impingement
Ultrasound examination at The Ankle and Foot Centre can assist in diagnosing this problem.
Anterior osseous impingement can occur due to congenital abnormality or from a previous fracture.
|Anterior ankle osseous impingement||Normal Ankle|
Soft Tissue Anterior Impingement
Anterior soft tissue impingement can occur from scar tissue from previous surgery
Treatment of Anterior Ankle Pain
Treatment aims to avoid painful compression of the anterior aspect of the ankle joint.
- Shoes with a slight heel
- Lace up ankle brace