Total ankle replacement (also called ankle arthroplasty) is a surgical option for patients with arthritis of the ankle. This operation can relieve pain and maintain motion in the arthritic ankle joint and is an alternative to arthrodesis (ankle fusion) which can relieve pain but eliminates motion in the joint. Ankle arthroplasty has been growing in popularity […]
Chronic lateral ankle pain often results from a prior or injury and involves pain along the outer ankle area. What Causes Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain? Repetitive and post-sprain formation of scar tissue in the ankle joint bones of the ankle joint, or inflammation of the ankle joint, tendons, or joint lining Ankle-area nerve damage, including […]
When the ankle bones twist or receive too much force, the ligaments surrounding the outside of the bones may suffer from or tearing, resulting in a painful ankle sprain. There are different levels of severity when it comes to ankle sprains, and if the sprain is not properly diagnosed and treated, it can cause permanent, […]
Deposits of cholesterol, known as xanthomas, can accumulate in the Achilles tendon as a result of high cholesterol levels in the body. The tiny lumps can be alleviated by general strategies to lower cholesterol; however, xanthomas may need further treatment, such as a biopsy of the legion that does not rupture the nodule.
Achilles Tendinitis: (also spelled Achilles Tendonitis) The Achilles is the human body’s strongest and thickest tendon and runs down the calf on the backside of the lower leg, connecting the calf muscle to the heel. We use our Achilles tendon whenever we are in motion walking, running, or jumping. The Achilles is tough enough to […]