Front ankle pain

Pain at the front of the ankle is known as anterior ankle pain. The most common cause is injury to the tibialis anterior tendon. Impingement can also cause pain at the front of the ankle.

  • Ankle Impingement

    Ankle Impingement

    Ankle impingement occurs when a bony growth at either the front or back of the ankle bone where it meets the shin bone restricts normal ankle range of motion.

  • Tibialis Anterior Tendon Inflammation

    Tibialis Anterior - Inflammation

    The tibialis anterior muscle is the large muscle that runs down the outside of the shin. Inflammation of the tendon sheath can cause pain at the front of the ankle.

  • Anterior Ankle Pain

    Pain at the front of the ankle which has come on gradually rather than from a sudden twisting or trauma is usually due to impingement or tibialis anterior tendinopathy (tendinitis). Anterior ankle impingement occurs when a bony growth at the front of the ankle bone where it meets the shin bone restricts normal ankle range of motion. Tendonitis of the large tibialis anterior muscle on the outside of the shin can occur through over use.

  • Acute Ankle Injuries

    The most common cause of ankle pain is a sprained ankle. But there are a number of other less common ankle injuries as well as important conditions and ankle injuries which should not be missed! Immediate first aid (RICE) rest, ice, compression, and elevation are important for all ankle injuries, especially sprains. If the injury is severe or a fracture is suspected always seek medical advice as soon as possible.