How To Treat and Heal a Fibula Fracture

Updated December 2023 Tell many friends that you have a fibula fracture, and they’ll often reply, “It’s not a problem. It’s not a weight-bearing bone.” However, your friend doesn’t have the fracture. Trust us. Trying to heal from a fracture on the fibula can be painful, long, and difficult. Just because it doesn’t bear all…

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Plantar Fasciitis: A Physical Therapist Perspective

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative process of the plantar fascia, resulting from repeated trauma at its origin, on the heel bone. It is estimated that plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people annually. Plantar fasciitis accounts for 8 to 15% of all foot pain. 76% is connected to running. It is…

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Anterior ankle impingement syndrome

What is anterior ankle impingement? Updated June 2023 Anterior ankle impingement is a condition in which pain is experienced in the front of the ankle during ankle motion, squat, sprint, stair climb or hill climb. In people with ankle sprains, 20-40% have chronic ankle pain and of these patients one third has anterior ankle impingement…

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Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a condition where the bone on the outer side of the foot is displaced due to either overuse or a sprain ankle. It is a common injury in athletes and ballet dancers. It represents 4% in all foot injuries and presents in 7% of patients who have sprained their ankles. It is…

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Raising the Stakes: Wearing High Heels After Foot Surgery

There’s no denying the allure of a great pair of high heels. There’s also no denying the power they have to wreak havoc on your feet. Many women considering foot surgery are concerned with how the procedure might affect their choice of footwear. The good news is that foot surgery for problems like bunions or…

Posted by Kate Mason in PT eDigest