All Ankle / Foot Injuries Archives – Mike Ryan Sports Medicine

Running Foot Pain or Foot Stress Fracture?

As a runner, pain is often your most loyal training partner.  Pain has no social calendar to work around or a sleep disorder to leave…

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Managing a Foot Stress Fracture the Right Way

Managing a Foot Stress Fracture the Right Way

Stress fractures in the foot are usually characterized as an overuse injury of weight-bearing bones.  High impact sports involving running and jumping such as distance…

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Taming the Fire of a Painful Heel From Plantar Fasciitis

Taming the Fire of a Painful Heel From Plantar Fasciitis

Understanding a Plantar Fascia Strain Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition with localized pain in the backside of the arch where it attaches to the…

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Solving the Stop and Go Issue of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Solving the Stop and Go Issue of Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

Understanding 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…

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Metatarsalgia: Foot Pain’s Evil Brother

Metatarsalgia: Foot Pain’s Evil Brother

[caption id="attachment_530" align="alignleft" width="257"] No One Can Ignore Metatarsalgia Foot Pain[/caption] Metatarsalgia is a general term relating to forefoot pain secondary to inflammation in the…

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Sprained Ankle Management

Sprained Ankle Management

[caption id="attachment_405" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Lateral Ankle Sprain"][/caption] Ankle sprains remain the most common lower extremity injury in all of sports.  From the minor “tweak” of…

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Turf Toe Management

Turf Toe Management

[caption id="attachment_274" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Turf Toe Caused By Hyperextension"][/caption] Turf toe is an injury with a short name but a long history of pain in…

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How To Eliminate Heel Pain

How To Eliminate Heel Pain

In order to eliminate heel pain, we have to know what causes heel pain? Although the term heel pain is somewhat general, if you suffer…

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How To Recognize And Treat Achilles Tendon Ruptures

How To Recognize And Treat Achilles Tendon Ruptures

[caption id="attachment_222" align="alignleft" width="278" caption="Achilles Rupture"][/caption] Your Achilles tendon is a strong tendon in your body.  It connects the calf muscles (made up of the…

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Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Understanding Achilles Tendonitis [caption id="attachment_482" align="alignleft" width="186" caption="Common Location of Achilles Tendonitis"][/caption] Achilles tendonitis is a common injury associated with the presence of inflammation and…

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