Ankle Impingement

Ankle impingement, generally speaking, is a painful limitation to full range of motion of the ankle joint. Most often the inciting factor is trauma, usually an ankle sprain. However, infectious, rheumatologic, degenerative, and even congenital causes are also possibilities. The injury is one that is chronic in nature and is often seen in young athletes with repetitive injures, or repetitive motions in their respective sports.


The ankle joint is hinged, or a ginglimus joint. It is an articulation composed of three bonesthe tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The cartilage ...

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