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Ankle Impingement: Causes, Symptoms, and Advanced Treatment Options

Navigating the complexity of ankle impingement can be a daunting task. At, we pride ourselves on providing expert care to help our patients understand and manage this condition effectively. This guide will shed light on ankle impingement and detail how our skilled MSK doctors can help you regain comfort and mobility.

Understanding Ankle Impingement:

Ankle impingement is a condition characterised by pain and restricted movement due to the abnormal compression of bone or soft tissue at the front or back of the ankle. It is often seen in athletes and individuals who engage in repetitive ankle movements.

Causes and Symptoms of Ankle Impingement:

Ankle impingement can be caused by factors such as previous ankle injury, arthritis, or excessive repetitive movements. Key symptoms include chronic pain, swelling, stiffness, and a restricted range of motion.

The MSK Doctors’ Diagnostic Approach:

Our MSK doctors employ a combination of thorough physical examination and state-of-the- art imaging tests to diagnose ankle impingement. This approach ensures an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options:

Initial treatments often include physiotherapy, pain management through medication, and activity modification. Our MSK doctors work in close collaboration with physiotherapists to deliver an integrated approach to your care.

Surgical Interventions:

If non-surgical treatments do not provide adequate relief, surgery may be considered. Options could include arthroscopy to remove impinging tissue or more extensive surgery to address underlying structural issues.

Ankle impingement can present challenges, but with the right treatment and professional guidance, you can return to a pain-free life. At, we are committed to assisting you on this journey to recovery.

If you're suffering from ankle pain and are in need of professional advice, don't hesitate to contact us at We're here to help you reclaim your mobility and quality of life.


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