Ankle articles

Heel Fat Pad Irritation/Syndrome

The heel fat pad works to protect the heel bone by absorbing ground reaction force that comes as you make your way through the day.  Unfortunately, heel pain is sometimes the result of various reasons associated with problems in the fat...

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Flat Foot (Pes Planus)

Flat foot, sometimes known under the medical term pes planus, is when the arch along the inside of your foot is flattened, which allows the entire sole of the foot to touch against the floor when standing.  Even though the condition is...

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First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Sprain

The simplest definition of this condition is referred to a sprain of the main joint of the big toe.  It happens whenever the toe ends up being bent up forcibly into hyperextension or hyperflexion.  An example is when an individual is...

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Heel Spur

For every mile that you walk, you put 60 tons of stress through your foot.  Even though feet can handle a relatively heavy load, putting too much stress on them can push them over the limit.  When pounding your feet on harder surfaces,...

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Calf Strain / Calf Tear

Individuals with calf strains have tearing or stretching of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius or soleus). Calf strains are often the result of an injury. Most of the strains are a partial tear and tears can be classified as Grade I, II or III...

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Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal spurs are calcium deposits that are on the underneath of the heel bone. They tend to be painful, and can be secondary to a condition called plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of the plantar fascia in the sole of the foot). A...

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Diabetic (Charcot) Foot

Diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar levels are elevated in about 6 percent of those within the US, which equates to roughly 16 million individuals. Diabetes is also rapidly growing in other Western countries, Europe and Africa....

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High Arched Foot

Cavus foot is a type of condition where the foot has a very high arch.  Due to the high arch, a tremendous amount of weight is placed onto the ball and the heel of the foot whenever standing or walking.  The condition leads to a number of...

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis tends to be the most common causes of heel pain. This plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects the toes and the heel bone together. It supports the arch in your foot. When the plantar fascia becomes too tight,...

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Inversion Sprain of the Ankle

An inversion ankle sprain tends to be one of many common injuries to high-intensity athletes participating in football, basketball, netball and soccer. It tends to occur when the foot is forced into an inversion position beyond muscular and...

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Leg Length Discrepancy

It is not uncommon to have one leg that is longer than the other, and this is referred to as a leg length discrepancy. Typical differences in leg length can range from one millimeter to more than six centimeters. The larger the discrepancy...

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Foot Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a significant cause of disability within the US and UK.  Regardless of how young or old you are, arthritis can strike.  It means a pain in the joint.  Arthritis tends to be used widely about a number of different conditions....

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