Falls and falls-related injuries in individuals with chronic ankle symptoms: a cross-sectional study
Falls are a major public health concern globally. While falls are associated with osteoarthritis and persistent pain at the hip and knee, falls have not been investigated in people with chronic ankle symptoms. This study aimed to compare self-reported history of falls between adults with and without chronic ankle symptoms. Secondary aims were to compare concern about falling and balance confidence between groups, and to identify factors associated with falling.
If you stand or are on your feet for the majority of the day, these exercises will give your muscles some much-needed relief.
Though walking is a very low-impact, low-risk activity, you still want to make sure you’re using the proper form to avoid any potential injuries.
Ballet flat shoes—those thin-heeled lightweight slip-on shoes—are making a fashion comeback. And it's not hard to see why: they're versatile, easy to wear, soft, flexible and often worn by celebrities.
Although you might not think about them often, your ankles are very important to your ability to move. Ankle dorsiflexion is an important movement for efficient walking and running, balance, and sports performance. Stretching and strengthening exercises can be helpful in improving dorsiflexion and will be discussed in this article.
While common, if an ankle sprain isn't treated properly, it can lead to chronic issues, such as ankle instability or pain, limited ability to return to sports and degenerative arthritis. Also, significant tendon or ligament injuries, cartilage damage or even fractures may be missed if a severe sprain isn't properly evaluated.
A sprained foot happens when the ligaments that connect your foot bones stretch or tear. This injury often occurs during sports activities when the foot is planted on the ground but the body twists.1 Sprains range in severity and are treated based on the extent of tissue damage.
Published results showed patient-specific instrumentation may decrease operative time, reduce intraoperative fluoroscopy and achieve better postoperative alignment in patients undergoing total ankle arthroplasty.
Foot ulcers are sores that develop from a breakdown of skin on the foot, often from an injury, pressure, friction, and/or shearing over time. Certain conditions like diabetes, peripheral artery disease, and peripheral neuropathy affect the skin’s ability to heal and increase the risk of foot ulcers.
An infected foot occurs when the bacteria that are normally present on the skin break the skin’s barrier and enter the bloodstream causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, warmth, and redness. The infection can result from an injury, like a cut or scrape, insect bite, ingrown toenail, or a diabetic ulcer.