An Achilles tendon tear is a traumatic injury that causes sudden pain behind the ankle. Patients may hear a pop or a snap, and will almost always say they feel as though they have been kicked in the heel (even though no one has kicked them). Patients have difficulty pointing their toes downward, and usually have swelling and bruising that quickly develops around the tendon.
Bunions can be a real pain. Not only do they cause a lot of discomfort, but they also interrupt day-to-day functions and interfere with the activities you enjoy.
The winter months bring snow, ice, and increased foot and ankle injuries, according to foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. As we plan for the next couple months of winter weather, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) offers guidance to protect your feet and ankles.
You’ve probably heard of knee and hip replacements, but there’s another joint that can give you just as many problems. Total ankle replacements are becoming more common as people deal with foot pain and technology improves. Source: WHOtv Read more
The foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Source: Medical News Today Read more
Although results from this study demonstrated both open and endoscopic excision of the os trigonum for athletes with posterior ankle impingement led to good function and pain outcomes, endoscopic treatment had a lower complication rate and a shorter time to return to full activities. Source: Healio Read more
The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study. Source: Healio Read more
According to a company press release, the system was developed by four top foot and ankle surgeons and has been used successfully in more than 200 procedures since its initial clinical use more than 1 year ago. In that time, instrumentation updates and enhanced surgeon training have been introduced to further improve quality, patient safety […]
Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology. Source: Healio Read more
Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles With serious winter weather occurring weekly, injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Elgin foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Kyle Peterson, says slips and falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. Dr. Peterson, a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, says the ankle joint […]