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.
Given that your feet absorb more force than any other part of your body (especially when running), when something goes awry down there, the pain can be especially intense. If, lately, you've find yourself wincing with every stride, a common condition called Morton's neuroma could be the culprit.
Researchers saw no differences in union rate, infection, implant failure or return to the OR between patients operatively treated for trimalleolar ankle fractures who were assigned to early weight-bearing vs. late weight-bearing.
Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.
You’re strolling along when suddenly a pain shoots through your ankle for no obvious reason. Or perhaps you wake up one morning and your ankle is aching. Without an obvious injury, you might be wondering where the pain came from.