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A 39-year-old male asked:

Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. no bruising/swelling. x-ray show no fractures. able to walk, hop, etc ?

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Dr. Vern Christensen
Podiatry 27 years experience
Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinched" between the tibia (leg) and the talus(foot) causing pain. X-rays will show no fracture due to only soft tissue involvement. Typically minimal swelling or bruising.

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