What Conditions Affect the Ankle?

Your ankles are an important foundational piece of your body. They are also common area of complaint and pain amongst the patients we see at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Many of the patients seen by Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS suffer from impingement syndromes that affect the ankle. These syndromes can affect either the front or back of the ankle and can happen for various reasons.

If you’ve had several ankle sprains in the past, or are active in playing sports, it’s easy to get impingement syndromes on the front of your ankle. You may notice the bone at the front of your ankle start to become enlarged and becomes a limitation for the amount of ankle movement that you can have. In addition, the tissue that surrounds the ankle joint can get pinched inside a narrowing space at the front of your ankle.

Posterior impingement syndromes can occur as well, with a variety of different things that can affect the type of function and the level of pain that you have at the back end of the ankle.

At Austin Foot and Ankle, we use modalities such as x-rays and ultrasounds to be able to get an accurate diagnosis and get you onto a treatment plan that is effective for being able to take care of the impingement syndrome. Whether you’re a soccer player or a dancer, or a casual athlete, we encourage you to contact the experts at Austin Foot and Ankle if you suspect that an impingement syndrome is affecting your ankle. 

Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists