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ANKLE INJURIES

MOST FOOT SPECIALISTS, INCLUDING FOOT DOCTORS, CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS AGREE THAT ANKLE INJURIES SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.  MANY TIMES PATIENTS  SELF TREAT THE INJURY WITHOUT CONSULTING THEIR FOOT DOCTOR.  MANY TIMES THE INJURY IS MORE THAN A SIMPLE ANKLE STRAIN OR ANKLE SPRAIN.

 FYI A SPRAIN IS AN INJURY TO THE LIGAMENT OR HOLDING ELEMENTS OF THE BONES AND ATTACH BONE TO BONE.  SPRAINS INVOLVE AN INJURY TO A MUSCLE OR TENDON.  TENDONS ATTACH MUSCLE TO BONE.

 95% OF ALL SPRAINS OCCUR ON THE LATERAL ASPECT (OUTSIDE) OF THE ANKLE.  THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THESE LIGAMENTS ARE INHERENTLY WEAK, THEREFORE MORE INJURIES.  THESE INJURIES ARE GRADED INTO THREE CATAGORIES DEPENDING ON THEIR SEVERITY.  IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO ALSO HAVE A FRACTURE OF THE FIBULA.  SOMETIMES THESE  INJURIES REQUIRE SURGICAL INTERVENTION.

 TOMORROW I WILL DISCUSS TREATMENTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR CLINIC AND SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS WE GIVE  OUR PATIENTS REGARDING HOME CARE OF THE INJURy TO BE DONE CONCURRENTLY WITH THE DOCTOR'STREATMENT.

YOUR FOOT SPECIALIST, MARZ

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

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