What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

At its mildest, ankle pain is uncomfortable. In its most severe cases, ankle pain can be debilitating, rendering the sufferer unable to walk. Most often, ankle pain is described as a dull, persistent ache that occurs when the ankles bear weight or when they are in motion. Ankle pain can occur in anyone, regardless of age or gender. However, it’s most common in athletes and men under the age...

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Ankle Sprain Study Released: Warning Issued to Women Who Love High-Heels

In May 2015, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® published a study that confirmed what podiatrists have known for decades. High-heel shoes may potentially cause wearers to experience ankle sprains as well as a cavalcade of other injuries. The study looked at foot and ankle injuries over a span of 10 years, starting with 2002. But one doesn’t have to go back that far to see what kind of...

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Athletes with Foot Problems Make News Again in May 2015

In late May 2015, several athletes with foot problems made the national news. Perhaps you’ve heard about the one involving basketball star, Kyle Korver? During an Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he unfortunately sprained his right ankle. The 34-year-old pro is expected to spend some time off of the courts recovering. Of course that’s the kind of news that will likely...

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Professional Athletes’ Broken Ankles Capture Headlines in Early 2015

In early 2015, a number of professional athletes were temporarily put out of commission thanks to broken ankles. Among them were University of Kentucky’s Janee Thompson and Los Angeles Kings’ Tanner Pearson. Thompson reportedly broke her tibia and Pearson, as it later turned out, actually broke his fibula. Both are two of the three bones that make up the top ankle joint. The other is the...

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Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, Meg Ryan and Kate Moss have in common? They’re all celebrities with foot problems and they have a lot of company. Over the years, a large number of female celebs have either been called out or spoken out about the damage footwear has done to their well manicured feet. Some of the lovely ladies have...

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Podiatrists Warn, Don’t Let Winter Activities Cause Ankle Sprains and More

Although ankle sprains can happen anytime, the tail end of the year tends to send more people rushing to the podiatrist than any other. They aren’t the only injuries that may occur either. It’s also not uncommon for podiatrists to see a rise in cases of FHL tenosynovitis, plantar fascittis, hallux rigidus, metatarsalgia, athlete’s feet and frost bite. Most podiatry offices attribute those...

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