Ankle Problems

Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles Tendinitis is a condition of inflammation and irritation of the large tendon in the back of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or similar sports related injury that can develop from jumping, intense exercise, overuse, or similar activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles.

Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures can range from avulsion injuries to severe breaks of the fibula, tibia, or both. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually.

Ankle Sprains

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; annually, approximately one million individuals visit a physician about injury to the ankle. And ankle sprains are frequently the reason. The most common location of sprains is the foot. Sprains often occur when you force the joint out of its normal position, when […]

Taming Achilles Tendinitis

When you use things over and over again, they often get weak or unable to do their jobs. A dish rag may fall apart after so many washings. A rubber band can lose its elasticity when stretched one too many times. Those favorite shoes of yours can lose support after wearing them too often. Let’s […]

Ankle Strengthening After a Fracture

Festival Ballet Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland takes center stage at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on October 4 and 5. As you watch the graceful performance, you’ll probably be thinking that ballet dancers must have the strongest ankles around. If you’ve fractured your ankle, though, it may feel like it’s difficult to walk, much less dance! […]

Springing Back from Ankle Sprains

Slinkys were a favorite of kids everywhere and still are today. The crazy, coiled toy can be placed at the top of the stairs, and with just a slight push, make its way down each step end after end. The fun comes to a halt though if the coils get stretched beyond their boundaries, much […]

Breaking News on Ankle Fractures

If you’ve ever put up a tent, you know the poles can only twist and turn so far before they snap. If that happens, down goes the tent! The same is true of the bones in your ankles. If a sudden impact or too severe of a twist occurs, they can break and no longer […]

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome—Hitting a Nerve

Many are familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist condition thought to be the bane of computer workers. What may not be as well-known is that our ankles have their own tunnels where a very similar condition can develop: tarsal tunnel syndrome. While most of us aren’t gifted enough to type or use or […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans – Lesions in Joints

If you own a car, you might know from experience how one little piece coming loose can affect the function of the entire machine—and get plenty of time at the side of the road to ponder this truth. Our musculoskeletal system is another complex machine that can suffer a similar condition, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), in […]