Footballer’s Ankle

Footballer’s ankle is the name given to the dislocation of the peroneal tendons that are located behind the bony point on the outer side of your ankle (malleolus).

What Causes Footballer’s Ankle?
An ankle sprain can be the cause of Footballer’s Ankle as long as the dislocation of the peroneal tendons occurs as a result of the sprain. A direct kick to the tendon can trigger the injury and this is the cause of its name, Footballer’s Ankle.

The tissue stabilising the peroneal tendons can sometimes be torn when an ankle is turned over and the tendons can relocate themselves on the wrong side of the malleolus. When this occurs repeatedly, it causes great damage to the tissue, resulting in inflammation.

What are the Symptoms of Footballers Ankle?
Footballer’s ankle causes great pain on movement of the foot. Other symptoms are swelling, bruising and tenderness and pain behind and around the malleolus. Ankle Sprains can also present in a similar way, and it is also possible for the two conditions to co-exist.