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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

The anterior cruciate ligament is located in the knee, and can become injured when the knee joint is destabilized, twisted or bent to one side or another.  Injury chances are higher when one or more of these movements occurs simultaneously.  Contact during sports has also been shown to be one of...
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

What is it? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis, which mainly affects the bones, muscles and ligaments of the spine. It can also be found in other joints of different parts of the body. The literal definition is ankylosis, meaning fusing, spondy- meaning spine, and –itis meaning...
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Ankle Sprains (Medial and Lateral)

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

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 ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments of the ankle are...
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Ankle Pronation (Overpronation)

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

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 decreased or flat. Pronation does not only occur in people with...
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Ankle Osteoarthritis

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

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 you'll want to get treated immediately. In the picture below,...
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Acute Back Pain

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

A facet lock is one of the most common causes of acute back pain.  Severe acute episodes of facet pain might be attributed to sudden movement, which can traumatize the facet joint.  Most of the time, facet pain tends to be acute lasting a few days to 4 weeks, but can become more chronic in...
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Club Foot

Posted on Mar 17th, 2017

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 tend to have slightly higher instances of a club foot than...
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Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)

Posted on Mar 17th, 2017

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs within the neck from a sudden acceleration and deceleration force causing unrestrained, rapid movements backward and forward to the head and the neck, which is often from a car accident. Whiplash injuries are those that damage the soft tissues and the bone...
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Ankle Instability

Posted on Mar 17th, 2017

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 injury. Most of the time, the giving way will occur whenever...
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Ankle Impingement (Anterior)

Posted on Mar 12th, 2017

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 happens, the athlete might end up developing bone spurs that...
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