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Ankle and foot injuries

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat

Adam Smith discusses the various causes of posterior ankle impingement syndrome, its clinical presentation, and goes onto describes both conservative and operative treatment options. Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a common ankle injury in athletes who participate in sports that involve repetitive and/or forced plantar flexion(1). It is a painful condition. which limits end... MORE

Ankle deep in the wrong diagnosis

in Ankle and foot injuries, Email Newsletters

  Any number of pathologies produces lateral heel pain (see table 1). As Chris Mallac explains in the first installment of his master class on chronic ankle instability(CAI), lateral heel pain is often the result of repeated ankle sprain. Mallac goes on to describe how CAI can lead to sinus tarsi syndrome, causing lateral heel... MORE

Peroneal dysfunction: an under diagnosed cause of lateral ankle...

in Acute injuries, Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Overuse injuries

Lateral ankle sprain is a common sports injury. Alicia Filley explains why peroneal dysfunction may be to blame for the persistent pain and instability after the acute injury has healed.  Ankle sprains generate a significant amount of emergency room charges in the United States with a significantly greater number of lateral than medial sprains noted(1).... MORE

Frustrating foot pain in cyclists? These 7 treatment strategies...

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Overuse injuries

Although rarely discussed, research suggests that foot pain in cycling is surprisingly common. Andrew Hamilton explains how foot/pedal interface can lead to foot pain and gives advice to clinicians with cyclists in their care Although rarely discussed, research suggests that foot pain in cycling is surprisingly common. Andrew Hamiltonexplains how foot/pedal interface can lead to... MORE

The Flexor Hallucis Longus

in Ankle and foot injuries, Diagnose & Treat, Strength

Chris Mallac looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the FHL the pathogenesis of possible injury, and provides detailed rehabilitation suggestions. The flexor hallucis longs (FHL) has been referred to as the ‘Achilles of the foot’ due to its unique role controlling mid foot pronation and supination.  Its physiological and mechanical properties allow it to act... MORE

Masterclass ankle instability Part III: post-op rehabilitation

in Agility, Ankle and foot injuries, Masterclass, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab

In the third and final installment on the topic of chronic ankle instability, Chris Mallac discusses the post-operative rehabilitation involved in bringing an athlete back to full competition. Ankle sprains in athletes account for a large amount of time away from competition(1,2). Its prevalence as a joint injury may be as high as 20% of all joint injuries... MORE

Masterclass on Ankle injury: Part I – when instability...

in Ankle and foot injuries, Joint injuries, Masterclass, Overuse injuries

In the first of this three-part masterclass article, Chris Mallac discusses the progression from acute ankle sprain to chronic and recurrent instability, the relevant anatomy and biomechanics, and how chronic instability can be identified in the athlete. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries experienced by athletes, and account for a large percentage of... MORE

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