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Posterior ankle impingement is the result of structures at the back of the ankle getting caught between the heel bone (calcaneum) and the lower leg bone (tibia). It causes pain at the back of the ankle, just above the heel bone, in activities where the foot is pointed down. It is commonly seen in dancers who spend extended time with toes pointed maximally (‘en pointe’), as well as in gymnasts, kicking sports and fast bowlers in cricket.


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