In order to properly diagnose ankle impingement a physician will conduct a physical examination and ask the patient specific questions about the injury and any activities that might have contributed to it. Imaging such as X-rays or MRIs may be needed to rule out other conditions or to better assess the injury. Rest, anti-inflammatory medications and icing the injury may be recommended. Steroid injections may be helpful as well. Physical therapy may be helpful to regain proper balance and mobility. If nonsurgical measures do not improve the condition, surgery may be helpful.