The ankle has the classic sprain as its most common issue, always being careful to not assume it is ‘just’ a sprain.
Tendon problems, from the Achilles at the back, to the 5 main stabilising and control tendons around the joint, are the most common with sports injury.
With our huge experience in sports, tendon issues are one of our specialities.
Wear and tear is common in the older joint and after accidents. There is much that can be done to keep these going.
The Achilles dominates this area, but there are issues with the bone, with spurs and Haglund deformities, as well as fat pad, joint and tendon issues deeper in the back of the joint itself.
Impingement issues, where the joint doesn’t move well causing pain, alongside some tendons and bony / osteoarthritic issues, are the most common.
The classic ankle sprain is the most common. However tendon problems with the peroneals and issues with the ankle joint itself – the Tibiofibular joint need to be looked at.
The standard ankle sprain can cause medial joint pain as well. However the most common problems are tendon issues with the big three, Tibialis Posterior, Flexor Hallucis Longus and Flexor Digitorum Longus, passing around the inside of the ankle joint.
Pain can be felt deeper inside the joint, or be hard to locate, which are often found to be cartilage or bone issues within the joint itself.