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 […]
Ankle and foot injuries can cripple an athlete. Speed and explosiveness are dependent upon a proper functioning foot. There are five main parts of the ankle and foot that cause athletes pain and keep them on the sidelines: achilles tendon, ankle joint, arch and heel pain, foot and toes. The most common ankle and foot injuries are: xx (mike – I need to know which ones are most important). We’ll cover all of these athletic injuries, provide you with therapy tips and get you competing again in no time!
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 […]
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