Osteochondritis may cause swelling and ankle pain. This condition commonly effects the ankles, knees, elbows and other joints. It usually effects children and teens.
Symptoms include pain and tenderness in or near the joint. Decreased range of motion is the joint or when trying to move incertain ways is common. Joint pooping or locking is a sign you may be suffering from Osteochondritis.
When immobilization of the injury doesn't alleviate the problem, surgery is usually prescribed. The procedure usually involves removing the loose fragment of cartilage and bone from the ankle joint.