Ankle articles

Ankle Sprains (Medial and Lateral)

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopaedic injuries and occur during a sudden, awkward twisting movement of the foot. As a result of these movements tearing and damage take place in the soft tissues and ligaments of the ankle. An...

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Ankle Pronation (Overpronation)

Ankle pronation is simply an inward movement of the ankle. It is a movement that occurs naturally when we walk and involves inward rolling of the ankles. When this movement is excessive, overpronation occurs and the arch of the foot is...

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Ankle Osteoarthritis

Ankle osteoarthritis is a condition that develops over time due to wear and tear on the ankle joint or develops because of multiple ankle related injuries. Regardless of what causes the problem, it can become a painful condition in which...

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Club Foot

Parents will know immediately if their newborn is suffering with a club foot. Some people will know before the child is born when an ultrasound is done during the pregnancy. Roughly, one out of every 1,000 births will have a club foot. Boys...

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Ankle Instability

Ankle instability (sometimes known as chronic ankle instability) is often characterized when someone has a recurring giving way of the outer side of the ankle. The condition will often end up developing following previous ankle sprain or...

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Ankle Impingement (Anterior)

Ankle impingement, once termed athlete’s ankle or footballer’s ankle, is one of the sources of chronic pain that athletes see on a regular basis. It often occurs when a bone spur develops on the front part of the ankle. When this...

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Peroneal Tendinopathy

Peroneal tendinopathy results from an injury to the peroneal tendons. You will find these tendons on the outside of the ankle running up the outside of the shin. You might end up having a small tear or inflammation in these tendons. Pain...

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Ankle Fractures in Children

Broken ankles, which are commonly termed an ankle fracture, can occur in children especially active ones who play a lot of sport or do a lot of running around.  But they can prove to be one of the most troublesome injuries if not properly...

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Ankle Fracture

Broken ankles are commonly referred to as ankle fractures, which means one of more of the bones making up the ankle joint are broken. Fractured ankles range from simple breaks in a single bone, which might not prevent you from being able to...

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

What is the Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is an important structure in the back of the leg above the heel bone (calcaneus). The tendon connects the heel bone with the calf muscles (known as the gastrocnemius and soleus) and bends the...

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Accessory Navicular Syndrome

The accessory navicular is an extra foot bone found in the inner side of the foot next to the navicular bone (a bone on the inside of the foot). It is present since birth (congenital) and thus, it is thought to have a genetic basis. Based...

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon is an important structure in the back of the leg above the heel bone (known as the calcaneus). It connects the heel bone with the calf muscles. The Achilles tendon helps the bending forward...

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