Tenderness is pain on touch and whenever pressure is applied to the ankle joint. This is one of the classic signs of arthritis.
Characteristics of Ankle tenderness:
Cause: Arthritis of the foot and ankle like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis
Symptoms: Pain on applying pressure over the joint
Treatment: Arthroscopic debridement (cleansing) is performed to remove loose cartilage, inflamed synovial tissue, and bone spurs from arthritic joint