Category: Ankle Injuries

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 […]

Foot Doctor, Rock Star

Podiatry doesn’t always have to be serious. Foot and ankle injuries, especially ones that take long to heal, may be stressful or difficult to handle, but you can still have fun. Dave Grohl, the frontman of the Foo Fighters, injured his foot in a fall while on tour in Sweden and has been sitting on […]

5 Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Ankles

Ankle injuries can happen to anyone whether you’re an athlete or not. You may imagine ankle sprains happening on a football field, basketball court, or while running, but it can just as easily happen when you’re walking your dog, or going for a light stroll on the sidewalk. Any slight misstep can cause your ankle […]

5 Most Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Sports

Most sports involve using your legs, feet and ankles. A lot of those sports heavily depend on running, jumping, and other strenuous/repetitive motions that can cause a lot of injuries. Here are a few of the most common sports injuries that can happen to your foot or ankle. Ankle Sprains – Ankle sprains are caused […]

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