Right Ankle Pain ICD 10 (Updated 2018)
Ankle is one of the most sensitive and injury-proned parts of the body. For example, for those that are actively involved in sports are having a higher chance of getting ankle pain. The pain can be on either right or left ankle. However, in this article, we are going to share about right ankle pain ICD 10 since there are different from left ankle pain ICD 10. ICD stands for The International Classification of Diseases and 10 stands for the tenth edition. Nothing much. It is just coding used to classify injuries health conditions in a more organized way.
Generally, ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in your ankles. The pain can an after effect from injury such as sprain or any other medical condition such as arthritis. Ankle sprain is the most common causes of ankle pain. In the statistics being released by National university if Health Sciences, the ankle sprain make up to 85% of all ankle injuries which occurs when your ligament tear. It can also be caused by your ligaments being overstretched. The ligaments are the tissues that connect bones.
You will only feel pain when you roll your foot which will cause your outside ankle to twist in the direction towards the ground. That is why most ankle sprains are considered as lateral sprains. This is due to the sole reason that by doing this action, it will stretch or rip the ligaments. What you will see on a sprained ankle is that it will swell and bruised for about a week to two weeks. It depends on the level of your injury. If it is a severe injury, then it will take a few months for it fully recover. You should be alerted that a healed sprained ankle will be temporarily weaker and less stable than the other ankle. However, there are a few cases where the healed ankle will be permanently weaker.
What causes ankle sprain?
It can be a result of:
- Arthritis (specifically osteoarthritis) is the inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis commonly caused by wear and tear on the joints.
- It occurs when uric acid builds up in your body. Due to its high-concentration, it will be deposited in the form of crystals in the joints which will further cause sharp pain.
- Nerve damage or injury, such as sciatica
- Blocked blood vessels
- Infection in the joint
- Rolling the ankle can also cause damage to the cartilage or tendons of your ankle.
The ICD 10 code for right ankle pain
The code is M25.571 which is a billable or specific ICD 10 code that can be used for the right ankle pain and for the reimbursement purpose. This code has become effective on October 1, 2017.
- Bilateral ankle joint pain
- Bilateral foot joint pain
- Bilateral sinus tarsi syndrome
- Pain in right ankle
- Pain of joint of bilateral feet
- Pain of right ankle joint
- Right ankle joint pain
- Right ankle pain
- Right sinus tarsi syndrome
- Sinus tarsi syndrome of right ankle
ICD-10-CM M25.571 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v35.0):
- 555 Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue with mcc
- 556 Signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal system and connective tissue without mcc