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Whether you suffer from a chronic condition that makes you more prone to foot and ankle injuries or you’re recovering from an elective surgery as a result of trauma to your foot or ankle, the process of maintaining fitness while you recover can be frustrating. I can certainly understand. I am currently recovering from a foot/ankle sprain and microfractures in three different joints — an injury I suffered during a fall while running three months ago. I know that when you’re used to being active, it’s hard to stay off of your feet, but allowing ample time for healing and recovery is critical in order to reduce your risk of re-injury. Here’s advice from both HealthCentral and rehabilitation specialists on how to make the most of your recovery.
The distal tibiofibular syndesmosis uniquely contributes to ankle joint function by constraining the lateral articulation with the talus while its own conformation shifts throughout ankle range of motion. Altered syndesmotic alignment and constraint have been associated with diminished outcomes after surgery.
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Heel pain is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Sometimes it can affect the side of the heel.
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Injuries to the feet are common and can sometimes result in broken bones. Being able to recognize the symptoms of a broken foot can help determine how serious it is and when to see a doctor.
A presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting said calcaneal avulsion fractures treated at a level 1 trauma center had a 60% complication rate.
Despite similar improvements in comfort and function after ankle arthrodesis or total ankle replacement, results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed total ankle replacement performed with newer generation implants had better patient-reported outcomes.
Source: Virtual Sports Injury Clinic
Overpronation of the foot is not an injury itself but if you over pronate then you may be more susceptible to a number of sports injuries. It is often recognised as a flattening or rolling in of the foot but it is not quite as simple as that as the timing of when the foot rolls in is also important.
Radiographic sagittal plane range of motion after total ankle replacement was positively associated with patient-reported outcomes, according to a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meetin
Total ankle replacement is a viable treatment for patients with advanced hemophilic ankle arthropathy and shows favorable outcomes at midterm and long-term follow-up, according to a speaker at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting. However, based on radiographic results, the speaker noted patients may later require secondary surgery.
A recent literature review showed nonoperative and operative management of insertional Achilles tendon injuries yielded positive outcomes for athletes, while biological treatments and less invasive procedures are still under investigation.