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What is Osseous Equinus or Footballer's Ankle?
Footballers ankle is the painful build-up of bone spurs in the front of the ankle joint blocking motion. These conditions are common in athletes after repetitive ankle trauma like Soccer players. Trauma causes an increase in the joint lining, which is then pinched in the front of the ankle causing pain. The exact cause of the bone spur formation is unknown may be due to traction of soft tissues or microtrauma from repetitive kicking. Similarly a buildup of soft tissues in the ankle is called Ankle Soft Tissue Impingement .