imaging helps in the diagnosis of ankle pain in body builder
Atzmon Tsur, Norman Loberant
Department, Institute of Radiology, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya,
The ankle joint moves through a smaller range of motion in body
building than in other sport's activities. Cutting and training, the
pathomechanics of most ankle injuries, are avoided during weight
lifting, so ankle pain in this kind of sport is due to other reasons.
Using CT and MRI for the diagnosis of severe disc hernia.
report: Fifty-eight years old body builder, without previous
ankle sprain, began to suffer from pain in the lower part of the right
leg, above and around the ankle joint, appears while standing for few
minutes or walking for 100 meters or more, and disappears while sit. CT
scan and MRI of the low back, demonstrated bilateral spondylolysis in
L5, narrowing of the neural foramina between the vertebrae L5 and S1,
and compression over the posterior nerve root in the right side by
Conclusions: The fact that
the athlete stopped his activity in body building and several months
later the ankle pain disappeared, may explain the influence of this
kind of sport on the nerve root.
building, disc hernia, painful ankle