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Ankle Injuries

Glass Ankles

The urban dictionary defines glass ankles as: An injury prone ankle with the structural integrity of a house of cards on a bouncy castle. Glass ankles is essentially a slang term for someone who is prone to ankle twist and sprains, a simple trip or stumble can lead to the ankle giving way, this can cause […]

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Ankle Injuries

Ankle Injuries

When playing certain sports, such as tennis, netball and squash there is a lot of running and skidding on the court. That puts a lot of pressure and strain on ankles, it is because of this that many players suffer from ankle injuries. Here are our top tips on how to look after your ankles […]

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Ankle Injuries

Ankle Inversion Sprain Taping Tutorial

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries and is also the most frequently re-injured. In the majority of cases the ankle rolls inwards (inversion) under the weight of the rest of the body, resulting in damage to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. An ankle sprain refers to the […]

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Ankle Injuries

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

What is PTTD? PTTD stands for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. The posterior tibial tendon is located in the inside of the ankle and is used as one of the main supports of the foot and arch. PTTD occurs when this tendon becomes damaged and is no longer able to support the arch, resulting in a […]

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Ankle Injuries

Sprained Ankle

What Is A Sprained Ankle? A sprained ankle occurs when an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ligaments in the ankle which they are unable to cope with, causing damage and tearing to the soft tissue. The severity of the injury can range from a partial tear to a complete rupture. A common […]

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Ankle Injuries

Talus Fracture

SUMMARY Causes Impact or excessive pressure or weight placed on the talus bone Often due to underlying injuries or combination of injuries i.e. ankle/foot sprain Common in sports requiring running and jumping Overuse injury Symptoms Surge of pain in the ankle at the point of injury Inability to bear weight on the ankle Swelling and […]

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Ankle Injuries

Achilles Bursitis

SUMMARY Causes Overuse injury Sudden increase in activity levels Symptoms Pain in the heel especially during activity Pain may spread to the toes Swelling and redness over the back of the heels Treatment RICE method Anti-inflammatory medications Ultrasound treatment Physiotherapy Orthotic Insoles from a podietrist What is Achilles Bursitis? The bursa is a fluid filled […]

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Ankle Injuries

Achilles Tendon Rupture

SUMMARY Causes High force or impact to the ankle or heel Fast acceleration from a stationary position Usually seen in patients between 30-40 Symptoms Sudden pain in the heel and back of the ankle at the point of injury An audible ‘snap’ in the heel Increased pain levels in activity Swelling and tenderness Limping and […]

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Ankle Injuries

Dislocated Ankle

What is a Dislocated Ankle? A dislocated ankle is damage or tearing of the soft tissue occurring due to a sudden force in the ankle causing it to flex outside the range of its normal movement. When this happens, the bones can move out of their normal position within the foot causing the dislocation. Forces […]

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