Category:Ankle Injuries

Resolving Injuries to the Achilles Tendon

Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinopathy – The term Achilles Tendonitis (“itis” implying the presence of inflammation) is commonly used to describe tenderness, pain, and swelling in the area just above the heel bone (2-to-6 cm above the calcaneus). A more …

Medial Ankle Pain – Dancer’s Tendonitis

An injury to the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) tendon causes medial ankle pain or pain on the bottom of the foot. FHL injury is a condition that is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. This injury affects dancers, runners, soccer players, and any

Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinopathy

The Achilles Tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in the body. It is extremely vulnerable to injury due to its limited blood supply and the numerous forces to which it is subjected.

The Achilles Tendon is known as a co-joined tendon. This tendon joins directly into

12 Common Dance Injuries

I have been involved in the dance community for many years. I love attending performances, whenever I get a chance. Unfortunately, along with these amazing performances, also comes a high rate of injury. So that is what this blog …

Cuboid Syndrome

Filed under: 1-Conditions We Treat,Ankle Injuries - 19 Mar 2012
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Lateral Foot Pain – Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a condition that causes lateral foot pain. In forty percent of cases Cuboid syndrome is associated with lateral ankle sprains (inversion sprain). This syndrome affects the joint (capsule), ligaments, and tendons (peroneus longus tendon).

This syndrome is defined …

Treating Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles Tendonitis (or Tendinopathy) is often treated very poorly and achieves only limited positive results. This is because the practitioner often take the perspective of only treating the “areas that hurt” without evaluating concerns in the rest of the body. To really resolve Achilles Tendonitis, practitioners need to look at the entire kinetic chain. By …

Preventing Stress Fractures

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Stress fractures are one of the most common, and potentially serious, overuse injuries. A stress fracture is an incomplete fracture that can occur anywhere in the body, and are typically caused by repetitive forceful actions. In contrast, most other types of fractures are caused by a single, direct, traumatic impact. Stress fractures usually occur in …

Ankle Sprains or Inversion Sprains

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An ankle sprain refers to the tearing of the ligaments of the ankle and account for approximately 40% of all athletic injuries. 85% of ankle sprains occur on the outside (lateral side) of the ankle and are known as an inversion sprain. This is the type of injury that most runners experience when they sprain …

Medial Ankle Pain – FHL Injury

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An injury to the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) tendon causes medial ankle pain or pain on the bottom of the foot. FHL injury is a condition that is often overlooked or misdiagnosed. This injury affects dancers, runners, soccer players, and any other athlete who performs repeated, propulsive forces, or jumping. Injury of the FHL muscle …

Ankle Stability – The Retinaculum

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Usually when we think about ankle problems, we think about sprained ankles or a strained muscle, not something called a retinaculum. Yet these fascial structures play a significant role in a wide variety of chronic ankle problems. So what is a retinaculum? From one perspective a retinaculum is a band of thick deep fascia that …

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