M62.57: Muscle wasting and atrophy, not elsewhere classified Ankle and foot

Muscles in your ankle or foot have become thinner.

Muscles can become thinner when they are used little or not at all for a long time.

When muscles are thinner they can be weaker than usual. It may also be that you are then no longer able to move the affected area of your body properly.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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