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Ankle Impingement (Anterior)

A common source of chronic ankle pain among athletes is anterior ankle impingement. This condition, sometimes called “footballer’s ankle,” causes pain in the front of the ankle joint. It’s caused by buildup of scar tissue or bone spurs, usually in response to an acute injury or chronic stress on the ankle.

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Osteochondral Injury of the Ankle Joint

An osteochondral injury is an injury to the articular surface or lining of the ankle joint. Cartilage on the outside of this joint, called the articular surface, provides the smooth gliding between the ankle joint and the underlying bone that supports it (the talus). Osteochondral damage can be caused by an acute impact injury, may be associated with a bad ankle sprain or fracture, or may occur as a result of chronic instability from a prior ankle injury that wears away the cartilage surface.

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Upswing is led by two orthopedic surgeons with over 50 combined years of healthcare leadership and experience.

    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Kimmel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Sport of Choice: Tennis

    Dr. Steven Schutzer

  • Dr. Steve Schutzer is a Founding Member and Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,
  • President of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England.
  • Highly sought-after national speaker on value-based healthcare.
  • Sport of Choice: Tae Kwon Do

We suggested this condition because you mentioned these symptoms:

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