footballer's ankle

footballer's ankle

also known as anterior impingement of the ankle. Occurs as a result of repeated injury to the joint capsule and ligaments. Overstretching allows excessive movement of the bones with local inflammation and the development of bony outgrowths at the front of the ankle where the capsule is attached. These may break off, becoming 'loose bodies' within the joint, resulting in pain and tenderness across the front of the ankle and on bending the foot up and down.
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Q I have been diagnosed with footballer's ankle and it is very painful.
There is a medical condition called footballer's ankle, caused by repeated stretching and kicking of the ball which leads to inflammation of the joint.
The medics have been in there and found what you would expect of a footballer's ankle ( lots of niggly things.
It's known as footballer's ankle, which is just from general wear and tear after years of running around, diving and kicking a ball.
It's still a little bit swollen but I think every footballer's ankles aren't quite right.