Ankle Impingement

The front of the ankle joint can develop inflamed tissue and bone spurs, usually after an injury to the cartilage or from instability after a ligament injury.

Patients often describe a jamming or tightness in the front of the joint, particularly in flexion of the ankle.


Therapy may involve focused physiotherapy, soft tissue management or an ankle cortisone injection.


Surgery involves the arthroscopic removal of impinging tissue and bone to allow rehabilitation of the ankle. This is usually a day case procedure with an early mobilisation program.

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