Posts tagged as: ankle pain

Feb

09
2016

How To Recover From A Sprained Ankle Fast

Ankle Pain     0

Although a sprained ankle may not be a major injury, it could be quite a hindrance to daily activities and of course, sports would not be possible without further injuring the ankle. Depending on the severity of the sprain, recovery could take from 6 weeks to up to 4 months. However, with adequate rest, proper treatment and rehabilitation, the healing process could be sped up significantly. Symptoms Typically, an ankle sprain can be identified by the pain, swelling, stiffness and instability. A minor sprain involves a stretched ligament with slight tearing. The pain would not be too intense and itRead more


Oct

27
2015

Chronic Ankle Instability: Cause, Symptom & Treatment

Ankle Pain, Sports Injury     0

Chronic ankle instability is developed after multiple sprains or a single severe sprain that was not properly healed. The ankle easily gives way to the lateral side, especially during sports activities or walking on uneven surfaces. This condition is common among athletes and people with high physical demands as they may have resumed their activities before the previous injury is fully recovered. Because of the ankle instability, people who are affected may find themselves incurring more sprains and developing other conditions such as arthritis and tendon tear over time. Causes When an ankle is sprained, the ligaments are stretched orRead more


Jun

30
2015

Peroneal Tendinosis: Symptoms & Treatment

Ankle Pain     0

The peroneal tendons are located just behind the fibula, the calf bone. Peroneal tendinosis is the swelling of the tendon usually caused by prolonged strain from a repetitive physical activity over a period of time. Symptoms Peroneal tendinosis causes pain and swelling on the back of the ankle. Patient experiences sharp pain when the foot is inverted or turned inwards and the calf muscle feels tight. Causes Because this injury is caused by the overuse of the tendon, those that engage in activities that involve an excessive eversion of the foot are more likely to suffer from this condition. ExamplesRead more


Aug

23
2013

5 Ways to Reduce and Relieve Ankle Pain

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Our ankle joint is a complex structure involving bones, tendons and ligaments that helps to provide a wide range of motion including inversion, eversion, extension and flexion. These motions are responsible in providing stability and locomotion for the body. Our ankle bears the full weight of our body and any forces that are acting on it are of significance. Daily actions such as walking, running and jumping will have a huge impact.  As a result, ankle pain is a common complaint experienced by many. What are some ways to reduce and relieve ankle pain? Stop wearing flats Flats are simpleRead more


Feb

19
2013

Home treatments – Ankle Sprains

Ankle Pain     1

Ankle sprains are common orthopaedic injuries involving the ankle and minor ankle sprains will heal on their own. Ankle sprains happen due to the ligaments in the ankle tearing because of sudden shifts into positions that are unusual. Minor ankle sprains take between 2 to 4 weeks to heal and more serious ones will take up to 6 months. Home treatment is often sufficient to relieve pain and speed up the healing process. RICE Following an ankle sprain, RICE should be done immediately. RICE is simply Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Do not add any more stress to your injuredRead more


Nov

27
2012

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel Pain     0

Heel pain is a very common problem experienced by many and is caused by different reasons. Patients will often suffer pain under the heel or behind the heel. Most of the time, heel pain will disappear on its own with time but in serious cases, they can become chronic problems. There are 26 bones in the human foot and the largest bone is the heel bone. The function of the heel is to provide support and balance the weight of the body. With such immense weight acting on it and various activities such as running and jumping, the heel isRead more


Dec

13
2011

Will I develop arthritis if i had a fall during my secondary school days?

FAQ, Knee Pain     0

Question: I fell and hurt my knee pretty bad back in high school. Will I be more likely to develop arthritis in my knee as I get older? Answer: Just because you injured your knee does not mean you’ll have problems as you age. However, significant injuries to the knee and hip have been found to increase the risk of osteoarthritis in these joints. Researchers tracked 1,337 medical students over a period of nearly twenty years to see whether people with knee or hip injuries would eventually have problems with osteoarthritis. They found that a higher percentage of people withRead more