The ankle joint is comprised of the tibia, fibula and talus bones. The talus may become damaged such as in an ankle sprain or ankle fracture.
Symptoms may vary depending on the degree and location of the injury but could include pain in the ankle, clicking, catching, locking or giving way. Swelling may be observed.
What to Expect When You See the Doctor
Your doctor may examine your ankle and take x-rays. They may question you about recent injuries and symptoms. MRI may be recommended to evaluate the joint in more detail.
Treatment depends on the severity of the lesion. Immobilization, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy or use of an ankle brace may be tried. Surgery is needed when treatment fails to relieve symptoms. Various surgical procedures exist depending on the severity of the injury. Arthritis of the joint is a long-term complication.
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