Os Trigonum Syndrome refers to pain in the back of the ankle that is caused by impingement of soft tissues on a bony prominence at the back of the Talus bone (at the back of the ankle). Pain in the back of the ankle is the first indicator of Os Trigonum Syndrome. The area in front of the Achilles tendon is sore to touch and the bony prominence may even be palpable. The diagnosis can usually be confirmed by x-ray views of the ankle from the side.
Rest from the sports and activities that aggravate Os Trigonum Syndrome is required for 4 to 6 weeks, to allow the soft tissues to settle down and heal. If Os Trigonum Syndrome is recurrent, an orthopaedic consultant may operate to remove the offending bony prominence. Rehabilitation following this procedure usually takes between 4 and 8 weeks. The Aircast Ankle Cro/Cuff can be very effective for the treatment of ankle pain and a swollen ankle.
Common Os Trigonum Syndrome Injury signs & symptoms: