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  • 8 Stretches That Target RA Foot and Ankle Pain

    While it’s important to address treatment needs with your doctor first, “stretching can help maintain joint mobility and reduce stiffness and pain association..

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  • When Plantar Fasciitis Is So Bad You Can’t Walk

    Muscle weakness caused by stroke, cerebral palsy, and other conditions (especially injuries) can lead to plantar flexion weakness.1 You can rebuild strength and range of motion over time by practicing stretches and plantar flexion exercises.

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  • Signs of Overpronation in Feet

    Pronation refers to the normal foot and ankle movement that happens when you take a step. Overpronation is when the foot and ankle move too much downward and inward. Usually, it’s associated with flatfeet.

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  • 7 Exercises to Stretch Plantar Flexion Movement

    Muscle weakness caused by stroke, cerebral palsy, and other conditions (especially injuries) can lead to plantar flexion weakness.1 You can rebuild strength and range of motion over time by practicing stretches and plantar flexion exercises.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.

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  • Student scientists engineer socks for on-the-go neuropathy treatment

    Need a little spring—or buzz—in your step? A wearable electrical-stimulation and vibration-therapy system designed by Rice University engineering students might be just what the doctor ordered for people experiencing foot pain and balance loss due to diabetic neuropathy.

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  • What to know about swollen ankles from flying

    It is common for a person’s ankles to swell while flying. Often this is harmless and goes away on its own. In rare cases, ankle swelling may be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is more serious and requires medical treatment.

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  • An Overview of Heel Spurs

    A heel spur (also known as a calcaneal spur) is a bony outgrowth that you can sometimes see and feel on the underside of your foot. It is made up of calcium deposits and can have a pointy, hooked, or shelf-like shape.

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  • Exercises for Foot and Ankle Injury Recovery

    When you experience an ankle or foot injury, exercises are likely to be recommended as part of your recovery. A well-structured physical therapy program can stretch and strengthen muscles in the lower leg and foot, helping restore stability, flexibility, and balance.

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  • Tips To Avoid Swollen Feet And Ankles During Travel

    Swollen feet and ankles can cause discomfort during long travel or long-haul flights. A static sitting position decreases your muscle activity and restricts blood flow.

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