There are two types of footballer’s ankle:
2. Soft tissue footballer’s ankle: soft tissue (tendons, ligaments or joint capsule) becomes pinched between the talus (ankle bone) and the tibia (leg bone). It can occur as a result of repetitive kicking or flexing, or after an ankle sprain – where scar tissue on a torn ligament makes it thicker.
Reduced or painful ROM
Gait problems (difficulty in walking)
Physiotherapy is important in the rehabilitation for footballer’s ankle. Physiotherapy is a very effective way of treating footballer’s
ankle. There are a variety of treatment options and these will be tailored to suit your needs. Possible options include :
to accelerate soft tissue healing
Footballer's ankle, also known as anterior impingement syndrome, is a condition that affects the ankle joint. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly football players, hence the name. Footballer's ankle is caused by repetitive kicking and overuse of the ankle joint, which can result in inflammation, pain, and stiffness.