Re: ANKLE CLICKING


"Hey Lou, I have the same problem with clicking ankles. I found the following excerpt online:

"Clicking ankle: Nine times out of 10 people who develop a clicking noise in their ankles when they walk have a peroneal dislocation, said says Dr. Joseph Hall, a podiatrist at Seattle Foot and Ankle Clinic.

"When an ankle is sprained, a peroneal ligament can be torn. Over time it can flop out of position, causing a clicking sound, often when the ankle is flexed, as when going up or down stairs.

"Usually patients can reproduce the sound on request, and sometimes you can see the tendon pop around the ankle joint. If it isn't painful and doesn't bother you, you don't need to do anything about it, but if it becomes painful you should look into it before the tendon becomes irritated or even degenerates. Surgery can put it back in its place.

"In any case, Dr. Hall recommends seeing a podiatrist for an exam or X-ray so you're certain of the diagnosis."

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Posted By Scott on June 20, 2003 at 01:30:03:

In Reply to: ANKLE CLICKING posted by Lou on May 15, 2003 at 12:37:20:

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