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Your Ankle Catching During Movement May Also be Known as:
Ankle clicking
Ankle locking
Ankle popping

Top 3 Ankle Catching During Movement Causes

  1. 1.Ankle Arthritis

    Arthritis of the ankle is a degenerative joint disorder occurring in the ankle. It presents with joint pain and stiffness that is typically worse with activity.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own with over-the-counter drugs like capsaicin, methylsalicylate cream or topical NSAIDs. you may want to see your primary care physician if the pain persists or worsens.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, joint stiffness, swollen foot, pain in one ankle, ankle stiffness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Pes Cavus

    Pes cavus is a high arch of the foot that does not flatten with weight bearing. This foot type can cause pain.

    You should visit your primary care physician if you are experiencing a lot of foot pain. Surgical treatment is only used when there is severe pain.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    foot numbness, fatigue, high-arched feet, cold feet, foot pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with pes cavus:
    high-arched feet
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Synovial Chondromatosis

    Synovial chondromatosis is a disease affecting the synovium, which is a thin flexible membrane around a joint. It can often be confused with tendinitis and/or arthritis.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss the possibility of removing the synovium.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint swelling, pain in one knee, swollen knee, swollen ankle, spontaneous knee pain
    Symptoms that always occur with synovial chondromatosis:
    joint swelling
    Symptoms that never occur with synovial chondromatosis:
    fever, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, warm red ankle swelling, warm red knee swelling, warm and red elbow swelling
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Ankle Catching During Movement

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is your ankle pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your ankle pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your foot pain getting better or worse?

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Ankle Catching During Movement Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced ankle catching during movement have also experienced:

    • 20% Ankle Clicking During Movement
    • 11% Pain in One Ankle
    • 7% Pop in the Knee
  • People who have experienced ankle catching during movement were most often matched with:

    • 6% Pes Cavus
    • 3% Ankle Arthritis

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