The exact prevalence of foot pain is hard to pinpoint due to the wide range of pain types and intensity, experts agree it affects more than one in 10 people worldwide. Three types of heel pain make up most of foot pain complaints.
Osteoarthritis can affect joints in any part of the body, including the foot. Early diagnosis and treatment help people with foot osteoarthritis manage their symptoms.
The ankle joint is affected by arthritis much less often than other joints. When patients have ankle arthritis, they have worn out the tibiotalar joint, which is the joint between the shin bone (tibia) and ankle bone (talus).
In a prospective comparative study, Arunakul et al evaluated outcomes of a conventional versus an accelerated postoperative protocol in 2 groups of patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy who were undergoing open Achilles tendon debridement, Haglund’s resection, and reattachment of the Achilles.
According to the results of a recent study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), professional athletes who experienced Achilles tendon (AT) rupture were unable to return to sport participation 24% of the time. For those who did return, it took roughly 11 months after the injury and efficiency ratings and statistics declined. This review offers data to help set goals and expectations for athletes returning to play after AT rupture.