Ankle articles

Cavus Foot (High Arches)

Cavus foot is a condition where the foot has an extremely high arch. Due to the higher arch, a tremendous amount of weight is placed onto the heel and ball of the foot when standing or walking. Cavus foot can cause any number of symptoms...

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Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

The fifth metatarsal bone is the small bone along the outside of your foot, and is prone to both regular fracture and a stress fracture. Regular fractures to the fifth metatarsal (sometimes known as the 5th met) are caused by running at...

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Calcaneus Fracture

A fracture of the heel bone can be disabling.  Most of the time, these injuries are the result of trauma.  Motor vehicle crashes and falls from elevated heights prove to be the most common reasons why this injury occurs in the first...

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Foot Stress Fracture

There are many different fractures that can occur in the foot, with stress fractures being some of the more common foot fractures. A stress fracture is usually a crack found in the bone.  They tend to develop from being overused, such as...

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Fibula and Tibial Fracture

A fibula and tibial fracture is where both bones in the lower leg are broken. This commonly occurs just above the ankle. The fracture can range from severe to a simple stress fracture to that of an open fracture, which is where the bone...

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Chronic Ankle Instability

The ankle giving way on a recurring basis often characterizes chronic ankle instability. The condition will often form after an individual suffers from repeated ankle sprains. Most of the time, the giving way will occur when walking or...

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Heel Fracture

Fractures of the heel bone are usually the result of jumping and landing on the heel.  They can also be caused by road traffic accidents. The heel fracture tends to be an uncomplicated fracture. The heel is the most frequently fractured...

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Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome describes a condition resulting from injury to the ligaments and joints surrounding the cuboid bone, which is one of the seven tarsal bones located in the foot. The condition is often manifested in the form of lateral pain...

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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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