Posterior glezna impingement. In this review, the etiology, pathoanatomy, diagnostic workup, and treatment options for both anterior and posterior ankle impingement syndromes are discussed. Ankle impingement is a syndrome that encompasses a wide range of anterior and posterior joint pathology involving both osseous and soft tissue abnormalities. Posterior ankle impingement ( PAI) syndrome is one of the impingement syndromes involving the ankle. Posterior internal impingement ( PII) of the glenohumeral joint is a common cause of shoulder complex pain in the overhead athlete. Patients typically relate pain with forced or repeated plantarfleixon at the ankle, which can cause acute and chronic impingement/ synovitis or bony contusions as well as restricted motion in the ankle or subtalar joint.
This impingement is very different from standard outlet impingement seen in shoulder patients. Posterior ankle impingement syndrome Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al. Posterior Ankle Impingement is a condition where an individual experiences pain at the back of the ankle, due to compression of the bone or soft tissue structures during activities that involve maximal ankle plantarflexion motion.
Posterior ankle impingement can be a result of a number of entities including soft tissue impingement, a prominent bony process or unfused ossicles.