Category Archives: ankle

Certain Orthopedic Issues over 70 yr Old – Easy Pain Help – low Dose Radiotherapy- But Will you ever see it?

Low dose Radiotherapy over age 70 has minimal risks but can often drop pain by 1.9/10 in following issues – sore heel and achilles pains, knee pains, and trochanteric bursitis.

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Achilles Mid-belly Tendonitis Could Be Plantaris Muscle Rupture

Pain in midportion achilles tendon medially could be a Plantaris muscle rupture. Eccentric exercises for Achilles tendonitis will not help.

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Fibromyalgia (FM) Falls – Stiff Ankles Contribute

A study found falls in FM related to reduced dorsiflexion (bringing toes and foot up). The question is how does one fix that.

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Plantar Fasciitis – Need Both Orthotics and Calf Stretching Night Splint To Make a Difference

Recent article did not find orthotics by self made a difference, but when combined with dorsiflexion calf stretching night splint reduced pain by 50% in 8 weeks.

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Severe Ankle Pain – No Cause – Ankle CRPS and Oral Biphosphamates Might Fix and Anterolateral impingement

Recently had a cause of severe ankle pain in a pain prone patient. Complex¬† Regional Pain Syndrome ¬†(CRPS) – aka. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy might be a possibility and it now appears oral¬†risedronate 2.5mg per day, or alendronate at 35mg per … Continue reading

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Curable Chronic Posterior Ankle Pains – the os trigonum syndrome

There is a bone at the back side of the ankle joint that normally goes into the rest of the boses but can either remain separate or break off. Either way, repeated or traumatic toe down (Plantar flexion) positioning can … Continue reading

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