When tissues in the ankle joint become trapped between the bones, this can cause pain. Pain at the front or side of the ankle, especially when the foot is flexed upward toward the shin, may be due to anterior impingement.
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- What is anterior impingement in the ankles?
What causes osteochondritis dissecans?
Doctors believe osteochondritis dissecans may be caused by repetitive trauma or stresses to the bone over time. As the articular cartilage degenerates, it changes from a smooth, frictionless surface to a rough cobblestone-like surface. Chips may become detached, floating freely inside the ankle joint and causing pain and a loss of motion. In addition, the joint may become swollen and painful.
How long does it take to recover from foot surgery?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredYou can prevent and treat many foot problems by choosing comfortable, well-fitting shoes. Moreover, you can catch most foot problems early, when they are most effectively treated. If surgery does become necessary, surgical techniques have improved to the point where most foot operations are now done on an outpatient basis. In some cases, recovery times have become shorter. Still, recovery is often a prolonged process, typically from three to six months -- and sometimes longer -- to regain full functioning after most surgical procedures involving the foot.
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