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Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Published on July 25th, 2010

Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle that often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. Other conditions, however, may also cause chronic ankle pain. Signs and symptoms include: Ankle instability. Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels. Pain, sometimes intense, on […]

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Ankle Sprain

Published on July 24th, 2010

More than 25,000 people sprain their ankles every day, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not […]

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Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon

Published on July 24th, 2010

Small lumps in the Achilles tendon are sometimes caused by high cholesterol levels, resulting in cholesterol deposits in the tendon itself. Aside from treating cholesterol itself, treatment for Xanthomas involves taking a biopsy of the lesion but leaving the nodules intact.

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Achilles Tendonitis

Published on June 16th, 2010

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and can withstand forces of 1,000 pounds or more. But it also the most frequently ruptured tendon. Both professional and weekend athletes can suffer from Achilles tendinitis, a common overuse injury and inflammation of the tendon. Events that can cause Achilles tendinitis may include: […]

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Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction

Published on June 16th, 2010

The Peroneal tendons are two tendons whose muscles (Peroneus Brevis and Peroneus Longus) that originate on the outside of the calves. These two muscles allow you to roll to the outside of the foot while standing. Also called “stirrup” tendons because they help hold up the arch of the foot, the muscles are held in […]

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