Ankle Injuries

Tarsal Tunnel

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a compression, or squeezing, on the posterior tibial nerve that produces symptoms anywhere along the path of the nerve running from the inside of the ankle into the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs in the wrist. Symptoms The inside of the ankle may be …

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Ankle Fracture

An ankle fracture means that one or more of the bones in your ankle are broken. Ankle fractures are common injuries, especially for athletes. They usually happen when too much stress gets placed on the ankle Symptoms Tenderness to touch Swelling and bruising around the ankle Pain increases with activity and eases with rest Inability …

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Ankle Impingement

Ankle impingement syndrome is an umbrella term to describe soft tissue getting pinched, caught or impinged upon by bone. The bone compressing on the soft tissue causes pain, reduced mobility, and range of motion. Causes There are several causes of anterior ankle impingement. A common cause is chronic, repetitive strain on the ankle due to …

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Ankle Strain

Unlike a sprain that refers to damaged ligaments, a strain refers to damage to muscles and tendons as a result of being pulled or stretched too far. In the ankle, there are two tendons that are often strained. These are the peroneal tendons, and they stabilize and protect the ankle. Symptoms Pain and swelling on …

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High Ankle Sprain

A high ankle sprain is also known as a Syndesmosis injury. It is a tear of the anterior tibiofibular ligament which joins the tibia and fibula together just above the ankle. This ankle injury is generally more severe and more complicated to treat than a normal ankle sprain. Symptoms ¬† ¬†Pain when pressing in on …

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Ankle Sprain

A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together.Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their …

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