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April Articles 2014
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sport are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Ben Revere Struggles with Pain from Foot Fracture
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: •           Plantar Fasciitis •           Plantar Fasciosis •           Achilles Tendinitis •           Achilles Tendon Rupture •           Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

June Articles 2014
... Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains can be quite the painful experience...

Ankle Sprain Ruins MLB Player's Celebration
...Ellis was diagnosed with an ankle sprain and is currently DL...

November Articles 2014
... Flip-flops can cause more obvious short term problems as well, like ankle sprains and frequent blisters...

Medical Student finds that those with Abnormal Biomechanics are more prone to Injury
...Those with abnormal biomechanics of the feet should be extra careful since they are more apt to develop problems such as plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, and neuromas...

December Articles 2014
... An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments are ripped or torn but no bones were broken...

January Articles 2015
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sport are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal to Miss the Rest of the Season due to Tackle on Ankle
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciosis Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendon Rupture Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

June Articles 2015
...They are custom designed by a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist to help treat foot problems such as flat feet, spurs, arthritis of the ankle or foot, ankle sprains, weakness, and drop foot, a condition in which the patient cannot raise their foot at the ankle joint...

July Articles 2015
... A broken ankle is different from an ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments are ripped or torn but no bones have been broken...

August Articles 2015
... Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains can be a serious injury that should be given immediate attention and care, despite not being as severe as a broken ankle...

Cleveland Browns’ Billy Winn Carried Off the Field due to Sprained Ankle
... Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention...

September Articles 2015
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sport are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Washington Redskins Lose Niles Paul due to Fractured Ankle
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciosis Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendon Rupture Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

November Articles 2015
...Athletes and people who are constantly on their feet frequently suffer from injuries like foot tendinitis or ankle sprains...

December Articles 2015
...They are custom designed by a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist to help treat foot problems such as flat feet, spurs, arthritis of the ankle or foot, ankle sprains, weakness, and drop foot, a condition in which the patient cannot raise their foot at the ankle joint...

Ankle Sprains: Tis' the Season
... Sprain Treatment is Important Ankle sprains can be of varying degrees of severity but all sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon...

January Articles 2016
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sports are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Denver Broncos’s David Bruton Jr. Plays With Fractured Fibula
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciosis Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendon Rupture Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

February Articles 2016
... Ankle Sprains Although ankle sprains may not be as serious as a broken ankle, they should be given immediate attention and care...

Carmelo Anthony Sprains His Ankle Against Magic
... Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention...

Treating Chronic Ankle Issues
... The most common cause of this disorder that we see at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists is a previous ankle sprain...

Treating a Lisfranc Injury
... Tricky to Diagnose The symptoms of a Lisfranc injury can mimic those of ankle sprain and so diagnosis can be challenging...

Fall Hikes and Foot Health
...A well molded sole with deep treads will help avoid slipping on loose rocks and make falls and ankle sprains less likely...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Ankle Sprain
What Is an Ankle Sprain...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Diagnosis Lisfranc injuries are sometimes mistaken for ankle sprains, making the diagnostic process very important...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...    Os trigonum syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Talar Dome Lesion
...   Talar dome lesions are usually caused by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...

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