While most people consider the ankle joint as one body part, it is actually a combination of three joints that bind the lower leg and foot and provide range of motion for athletic activities. The three joints create multiple axis points for a flexible ankle. The ankle joint (actual name) enables an “up-down” motion. The subtalar joint allows you to walk on the inside and outsides of your feet. And, the transverse tarsal joint provides a “left-right” movement. Ankle joint injuries normally involve ligament sprains from over rotating the ankle joint.

Solving the Stop and Go Issue of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Sinus Tarsi Syndrome is a rather common foot injury for stop-and-go type sports, which can leads to pain in the sinus tarsi region of the foot. Some refer to this area in front and slightly below the lateral malleolus as “the eye of the foot”. The sinus tarsus is a bony canal located on the outer (lateral) surface of the foot between the talus bone and midfoot.

Sprained Ankle Management

Ankle sprains remain the most common lower extremity injury in all of sports.  From the minor “tweak” of the ankle to the high ankle sprain, the range of symptoms and the limitations vary greatly.  The challenging factor with ankle sprains remains the ongoing vulnerability of the ankle joint for years after a sprain because of […]

Ankle Joint Injuries

While most people consider the ankle joint as one body part, it is actually a combination of three joints that bind the lower leg and foot and provide range of motion for athletic activities. The three joints create multiple axis points for a flexible ankle. The ankle joint (actual name) enables an “up-down” motion. The […]

Achilles Tendonitis

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis Achilles tendonitis is a common injury associated with the presence of inflammation and scar tissue of the largest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon is located above the ankle in the back of the lower leg. It connects the large calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). Its […]