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Ankle Pain Diagnosis Coding

Question: A patient reported to our practice complaining of pain in the right ankle region. The ICD-10-CM index has no entry for Pain, foot and instead directed us to Pain, limb, lower, where we found M79.67- (Pain in foot and toes). But, I also saw that there is an index entry for Pain, joint, where I found M25.57- (Pain in [...]