Chronic pain following ankle injury

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Chronic pain following ankle injury

Typically present months to years following original injury – diagnosis and treatment can often be problematic. Most common reason is inadequate rehabilitation of initial ankle sprain.

40% of army cadets reported some disability after one year .

Differential diagnosis of persistent/chronic pain following sprain:
inadequate rehabilitation
adverse neural tension
osteochondral fracture of tarsal dome
undiagnosed fracture
hypertrophic synovitis
sinus tarsi syndrome
loose body in joint
anterior impingement syndrome
posterior impingement syndrome
posttraumatic osteoarthritis
reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Meniscoid lesion of talofibular joint of ankle
Anterolateral corner compression syndrome of ankle
coincidental cause (eg tumours, arthritic condition)

External Link:
Chronic Complaints After Ankle Sprains (Podiatry Arena)

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