Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff think informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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Foot Injuries
Ankle Sprain Injuries Broken Ankle Fractures Osteochondromas Osteochondritis (stiff ankle) Shin Splints Sports Injuries

Trauma & Injuries
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Sprain or Strain? Part 1
...Today, we will look at ankle sprains...

Sprain or Strain? Part 2
Last week we talked about ankle sprains...

Chronic Ankle Instability
A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away… just kidding, it was a grade school in Ohio… I remember a friend who would suffer an ankle sprain at least once a week during recess...

Winning at Wimbledon
... Ankle sprains: We’ve talked a lot about ankle sprains in the past so I won’t repeat myself too much, but the biggest thing about spraining your ankle is to rest it afterwards...

Educational Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Achilles Tendonitis Ankle Fractures Ankle Sprains Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures Tailor’s Bunion Tendonitis   NAILS & SKIN Ingrown Toenails   DIABETIC HEALTH Caring for the Diabetic Foot Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Neuropathy Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Orthotics  

Sprain & Tendon Issues
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Conditions
... Achilles Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Feet Falls Flat Feet Fungal Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries (Sports and Other) Neuromas Neuropathy Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) Warts   Ankle Sprains 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...

Thank A Veteran's Feet!
...   Sprains Female service members were found to be more likely than non-military females to suffer from chronic ankle sprains...

Ligament Sprains
...       If you suspect you have an ankle sprain, the best place to start is R...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability Page
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Bone Healing
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Fractures of the Calcaneus Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Calf Pain
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Cavus Foot High Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Foot Fracture
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Gout
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Inflammation Actue
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Instructions for Using Crutches
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Joint Pain in the Foot
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Joint Swelling in the Foot
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Diagnosis Lisfranc injuries are sometimes mistaken for ankle sprains, making the diagnostic process very important...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Running Injuries
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Shin Splints
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Fix Ankle Sprains Forever
... An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments holding our ankle joint steady are stretched or torn, usually from a sudden twist such as a quick direction change or bad misstep...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures Broken Toes
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Turf Toe
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Wounds and Ulcers
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...

Wounds Puncture
... Ankle Sprains Caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle...

If You Only Do One Thing For Your Feet...
...Stretching and exercising your ankles will keep ligaments strong and flexible which helps avoid ankle sprains during activity...

Help! I'm Pregnant with a Sprained Ankle!
... READ MORE: Sprain or Strain Unfortunately, there is more than just your hormones to worry about when it comes to increased risk for ankle sprains...

Back and Forth and Back and ....OWW!
... Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are the most common tennis injury and can take a player out of the game for weeks or months at a time...

The Foot Benefits of Yoga
...Increased balance not only protects you from potential falls and ankle sprains, but can also improve functional movement, making you a better athlete and protecting you from sports injuries...

Brace Yourself...
An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments, soft bands of tissue connecting bones, are hyperextended and the ankle bone shifts laterally (to the side)...

Falling...Falling...Fallen!
...The most common injury sustained from wearing high heels is an ankle sprain or strain...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Ankle Sprain
What Is an Ankle Sprain...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Diagnosis Lisfranc injuries are sometimes mistaken for ankle sprains, making the diagnostic process very important...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...    Os trigonum syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Talar Dome Lesion
...   Talar dome lesions are usually caused by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...