Category: Ankle Injuries

The Danger of Mistreating Ankle Sprains

When it comes to foot injuries, you’re going to see a lot of them among athletes. Specifically, ankle sprains. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, rugby, soccer, field hockey, or volleyball. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about professional athletic teams or high school clubs. In fact, sprained ankles make up almost 23% of all […]

Watch Out for This Common Overuse Injury

Last week, we wrote about the benefits of exercise – especially hoping to motivate anyone who’s spent the winter as a couch potato. This week, a specific word of warning: Don’t do too much too soon! The warmer temps of spring might make you feel like jumping off the couch and running a 5K, but […]

Make an Informed Decision to Have Foot or Ankle Surgery

When it comes to foot pain and suffering, there may come a time when a person must admit that what they’re doing isn’t working. That even though they’ve followed their doctor’s advice to a “T” – taken the proper medications, worn the boot for as many weeks as recommended, purchased special footwear and orthotics, performed […]

New to Running? 4 Injuries to Watch Out For

It’s resolution time – again! How did we find ourselves in January, once again, resolving to act nicer, stick to a budget, eat healthier, lose weight, etc., etc.? New Year’s resolutions often revolve around ways to be healthier, and one of the best ones you can stick to is to exercise more. If you’ve resolved […]

All About Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries of the lower leg. There are so many ways you can twist your ankle in an awkward way: running, jogging, stepping on an uneven surface, and even just standing up and putting weight on a tired ankle can cause a sprain. When it happens, the ligaments […]

When to Consider Ankle Surgery

Rare is the person under age 40 or so who complains about their aching joints. Joints move so smoothly and effortlessly when you’re young! The risk of osteoarthritis increases greatly with age, all because the protective cartilage that surrounds them gets worn out. Thinned cartilage causes joints to become stiff and creaky. Their range of […]

Overcoming Chronic Ankle Instability

The word “chronic” refers to something that’s persistent and ongoing. Wordsmiths and other lovers of language might note that “chronic” comes from the Greek word “chronos,” meaning “time.” Dr. Kenneth R. Wilhelm of Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Centreville, VA notes that over time, that ankle that’s been constantly bothering you can really interfere […]

Top Reasons for Getting Ankle Sprains

Have you ever rolled your ankle, or twisted it in a funny way? Has your ankle swelled up afterwards making it difficult to walk without some sort of sharp pain? If your answer is yes, you are roughly one of the 25,000 people who suffer from an ankle sprain per DAY. Ankle sprains are very […]

Is Athleticism Learned or Genetic?

Athletes are revered in every sport from the NBA to the Olympics. You may mistakenly assume that supreme athletes are a special breed that are separate from the rest of us but there is no specific gene that says whether or not you will become a professional athlete or not. There may be a few […]

5 Exercises to Help Manage Bunions

Bunions are a very common ailment in adults. Most people who have bunions either don’t realize they’re forming until it’s too late, or don’t know how to prevent the bunion from getting worse if they notice it early on.  Here are a few exercises that can help your feet stay pain free and prevent the […]

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