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Anterior ankle impingement is most often brought about by activities that involve repetitive kicking or extreme upward or downward flexing of the foot. Football is not the only sport affected by ankle impingement. Dancers are particularly prone to this condition and it also affects athletes in other sports such as volleyball, rugby and sprinting. Anyone who has had an ankle sprain can suffer from anterior ankle impingement.
There are two types of footballer’s ankle:
The Sajid Shariff clinic is a private orthopaedic clinic based in SE London and Kent that specialises in surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions including Footballer's Ankle, bunions, plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.
Keep an eye on the shape of your feet; if you see changes see a doctor to find out if there are any recommendations to prevent hallux valgus from forming
Strengthen your feet by exercising them
Wear shoes that fit your feet well and offer good support
Try to avoid shoes that have a heel or pointed toe
Exercises and manipulation to improve mobility of the ankle joint.
Steroids to reduce inflammation and plasma (PRP) to aid healing.
Some cases may require keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery.