Study finds similar outcomes for operatively vs. nonoperatively managed ankle fractures
Presented results found no differences in outcomes for patients receiving operative vs. nonoperative management of unstable medial malleolar fractures at 1 year.
Causes of Heel Pain and Treatment Options
Heel pain is a very common symptom in adults, but children and adolescents may also complain of it. There are several conditions that can cause heel pain in young people. Explore when it may be normal growing pains and when heel pain may indicate a more serious condition.
Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections can be safely done for tibialis tendinopathy
Results showed ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections into the tibial tendon sheath were a safe nonoperative treatment for patients with posterior tibialis tendinopathy, with the best pain relief in obese patients.
What Is Haglund's Deformity?
Haglund's deformity is a bony bump where your Achilles tendon attaches at the back of your heel bone. Because of its prominence, the bump is subject to the effects of constant friction. This causes redness and irritation, and can cause skin thickening, pain, swelling, and increased skin lines.
Swollen Feet, Ankles, and Legs
A swollen foot, ankle, or leg can cause the lower part of the leg to appear larger than normal. The swelling can make it difficult to walk. It may be painful, with the skin over your leg feeling tight and stretched out.
Recognizing the Early Signs of Arthritis in Your Feet
Arthritis can affect any of your joints, including those in your feet. Joint damage from arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and physical changes to the joints.
What to Know About Peroneal Tendonitis
The peroneal tendons stabilize the foot and guard against sprains. When they become inflamed, moving your foot may be painful.
Syndesmosis Injuries to the Ankle
The syndesmotic ligament connects the two bones of the leg; this is often referred to as the ankle sydesmosis, or just syndesmosis. These bones, the tibia, and fibula are between the knee and ankle joints. The tibia is the larger shin bone that supports most of the weight of the body, and the fibula is the smaller bone on the outside of the leg.
How to Treat Gout in the Ankle
Gout is a painful type of inflammatory arthritis. It often affects the big toe, but gout can develop in any joint, including the ankle.
Maisonneuve Fracture of the Ankle
A Maisonneuve fracture is a specific type of ankle fracture that occurs when the ankle is forcefully twisted outwards (external rotation). The fracture is important because treatment almost always requires surgery, and without a careful examination of the ankle (and the knee), it's possible to misdiagnose this injury.