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  • Treating Arthritis of the Ankle

    Your First Visit to Physical Therapy On your first visit, your physical therapist will want to gather some more information about the history of your ankle problem. You may be given a questionnaire that helps you tell about the day-to-day problems

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  • Symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Ankle

    Pain is the main problem with osteoarthritis of any joint. At first, the ankle joint pain occurs only related to activity. Once the activity gets underway there is not usually much pain, but after resting for several minutes the ankle pain and stiffness

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  • Bunions and Hallux Rigidus

    Introduction A bunion, or hallux valgus, is a condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. The bunion actually refers to the bump that grows on the side of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint

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  • Osteoarthritis of the Ankle

    The ankle joint is a commonly injured joint in the body. While ankle fractures and ankle sprains heal pretty well, they can lead to problems much later in life. This is due to the wear and tear that occurs for years after the injury.

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments of Rheumatoid Foot and Ankle

    Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting about two to three million Americans. Rheumatoid arthritis is a symmetric disease, meaning that it will usually involve the same joints on both sides of the body

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  • Potential Complications Following Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Most surgeons will recommend that you remain on crutches or a walker for 10-12 weeks following the replacement of the ankle with an artificial ankle joint. X-rays will be taken several times after your surgery to make sure that the artificial joint has not

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  • A Patient’s Guide to Foot Anatomy

    The important structures of the foot can be divided into several categories. These include Bones and joints, Ligaments and tendons, Muscles, Nerves and Blood Vessels. Bones and Joints The skeleton of the foot begins with the talus, or anklebone,

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  • Potential Complications Following Knee Replacement Surgery

    As with all major surgical procedures, complications can occur. some of the most common complications following knee replacement are thrombophlebitis, infection, stiffness and loosening. This is not intended to be complete list of the possible

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  • ACL Tears

    Introduction The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee, and it is most frequently injured during an athletic activity. Sports are becoming an increasingly important part of day-to-day life in the United States

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  • Collateral Ligament Injuries

    Anatomy Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the ends of bones together. The collateral ligaments, located on either side of the knee, limit side to side motion of the knee. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is found on the side

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