Tag Archives: ankle & foot/leg pain

This refers to a tear of all fibres of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel. It is placed under stress with every step … Continue reading

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This is a fracture that occurs at the attachment sites of both ligaments and bone pulls away from the attachment site of the soft tissue. Causes Twisting or rotational injury of a joint. Sports that involve high impact, jumping Common … Continue reading

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Sprains to the lateral ligaments of the ankle are the most common sporting injury and account for about 10 percent of all sporting injuries. Not surprisingly this has been well researched and there are well over 100 published papers on preventing ankle … Continue reading

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Feet are incredibly complex structures that are put under alot of stress everyday normal activities such as walking, running and jumping. In running up to 10 times body weight can go through the foot. Considering the average person takes approximately … Continue reading

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TREATMENT OPTIONS Although ankle syndesmosis injuries comprise less than 10% percent of all ankle injuries, they are such important structures that they require urgent assessment and treatment. It is vital to remember that an ankle syndesmosis injury is more complex … Continue reading

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A syndesmosis is a joint where the rough edges of two bones are held together by thick connective ligaments. Only a few joints in the body are syndesmosis or syndesmotic joints. The connection of the lower leg bones, the tibia … Continue reading

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What is this? This is an injury to the tibia (shin bone). The condition usually develops over a period of time resulting in a progressive overload to the muscle and bone. Causes There are a few factors that are thought … Continue reading

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Quadriceps Sets Tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee.10 Straight Leg Raises Tighten the thigh muscle with your knee fully straightened on the bed, as with the Quadriceps set. Lift your leg several inches. You also can perform … Continue reading

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Feet are incredibly complex structures that are put under alot of stress everyday normal activities such as walking, running and jumping. In running up to 10 times body weight can go through the foot. Considering the average person takes approximately … Continue reading

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A syndesmosis is a joint where the rough edges of two bones are held together by thick connective ligaments. Only a few joints in the body are syndesmosis joints. The connection of the lower leg bones, the tibia and fibula, … Continue reading

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