Front of Ankle Pain: Anterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome(Footballer’s Ankle)
Anterior ankle impingement or “footballer’s ankle” is a common source of anterior ankle and foot pain. This ankle impingement is caused by the thickening of fascia and scar tissue in the ankle joint, which diminishes the overall health of the foot and ankle. Ankle impingement can lead to other conditions or syndromes of the foot and ankle such as ankle tendonitis, sprain, and eventually arthritis. Treatment to address the ankle impingement is vital to foot and ankle health.