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:
adverse neural tension
osteochondral fracture of tarsal dome
sinus tarsi syndrome
loose body in joint
anterior impingement syndrome
posterior impingement syndrome
reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Meniscoid lesion of talofibular joint of ankle
Anterolateral corner compression syndrome of ankle
coincidental cause (eg tumours, arthritic condition)
Chronic Complaints After Ankle Sprains (Podiatry Arena)