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... Some of our leading services and treatment plans: Achilles Tendon Advanced Diagnostics & MRI Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Ankle Surgery STAR Total Ankle Joint Replacement Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Arthroscopic Surgery Athletes Foot Bunions Callus Removal Chronic Wound Care Corn Removal Custom Ankle Braces & Foot Braces Custom Orthotics Diabetic Foot Care Diabetic Wound Care Diabetic Shoes Flat Feet Foot Injuries Foot Neuromas Foot Surgery Toenail Fungus Hammertoes Heel Pain Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Laser for Toenail Fungus Laser Toenail Fungus Treatment Numb & Tingling Feet Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Stress Fractures Warts 2nd Opinions & Consultations Advanced foot and ankle pain treatment plans from board-certified podiatrists...

Custom Ankle Braces and Foot Braces
...If you exercise regularly or play a sport the twisting, turning and pounding can sometimes cause ankle sprains and other injuries...

Custom Orthotics
...If you exercise regularly or play a sport the twisting, turning and pounding can sometimes cause ankle sprains and other injuries...

Foot Pain & Injuries
... A Board-Certified physician from Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists will diagnose what the pain on your heal or back of your foot actually is: an ankle sprain, or something more complicated like a partial tear, torn ligament or fracture...

Foot Surgery
... A Board-Certified physician from Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists will diagnose what the injury actually is: an ankle sprain, or something more complicated like a partial tear, torn ligament or fracture...

May Articles 2014
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sport are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

September Articles 2014
...Athletes and people who are constantly on their feet frequently suffer from injuries like foot tendinitis or ankle sprains...

November Articles 2014
... Flip-flops can cause more obvious short term problems as well, like ankle sprains and frequent blisters...

March Articles 2015
... A broken ankle is different from an ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments are ripped or torn but no bones have been broken...

May Articles 2015
...An ankle sprain involves the ligaments of the foot...

June Articles 2015
...   Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains can be a serious injury that should be given immediate attention and care, despite not being as severe as a broken ankle...

Al Sharpton’s daughter Suing NYC for Five Million
... Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention...

July Articles 2015
...They are custom designed by a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist to help treat foot problems such as flat feet, spurs, arthritis of the ankle or foot, ankle sprains, weakness, and drop foot, a condition in which the patient cannot raise their foot at the ankle joint...

August Articles 2015
... Aside from long-term problems, flip-fops can also create short-term issues as well, such as ankle sprains and blisters...

Professionals Find Increased Flip-Flop Injuries Resulting in Emergency Room Visits
...  These symptoms include: Ball and arch problems in the foot Changes to the body’s natural gait Blisters Ankle Sprains Higher risk of infection Higher risk of scrapes and cuts to the feet Issues in the lower back, legs and ankles To avoid these symptoms (and minimize your risks), select a pair of flip-flops made of high quality materials that can offer protection...

September Articles 2015
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sport are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Washington Redskins Lose Niles Paul due to Fractured Ankle
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciosis Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendon Rupture Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

JANUARY ARTICLES 2016
... A broken ankle is different from an ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments are ripped or torn but no bones have been broken...

February Articles 2016
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sports are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Amile Jefferson out due to Foot Injury
...Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciosis Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendon Rupture Ankle Sprains Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method...

March Articles 2016
Ankle Sprains Although ankle sprains may not be as serious as a broken ankle, they should be given immediate attention and care...

Forward Tobias Harris Sustains Sprained Ankle Injury
... Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention...

July Articles 2016
... A broken ankle is different from an ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments are ripped or torn but no bones have been broken...

August Articles 2016
...   Ankle Sprains Although ankle sprains may not be as serious as a broken ankle, they should be given immediate attention and care...

Red Sox Outfielder Sprains Ankle
... Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention...

December Articles 2016
...These problems include flat feet, spurs, arthritis of the ankle or foot, ankle sprains, weakness, and drop foot, a condition in which the patient cannot raise their foot at the ankle joint...

February Articles 2017
...The most common foot and ankle injuries suffered by people involved in sports are plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains and Achilles tendon damage or ruptures...

Hard Surfaces Contribute to Foot and Ankle Injuries
...Fast and rough movements can contribute to foot and ankle injuries such as plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, stress fractures, bone spurs, and Achilles tendon issues...

July Articles 2017
... Aside from long-term problems, flip-fops can also create short-term issues as well, such as ankle sprains and blisters...

Kris Bryant Suffers Ankle Sprain
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant recently suffered an ankle sprain that is expected to keep him out of gameplay for at least one week...

Dealing With An Ankle Sprain
5 Signs You've Sprained Your Ankle Ankle sprains are common injuries...

Keep Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe During Fall Sports Season
...Most  sports-related foot and ankle sprains are caused by jumping and running on uneven surfaces...

Keep Boot Heels Low This Winter to Prevent Foot & Ankle Injuries
...If your ankles twist, ligaments can be stretched or torn, causing an ankle sprain...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Ankle Fractures
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains...

Ankle Pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot...

Ankle Sprain
What Is an Ankle Sprain...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot)
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Fracture-Toe
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Calcaneal fractures can also occur with other types of injuries, such as an ankle sprain...

High-Arched Foot
...In addition, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: Hammertoes (bent toes) or claw toes (toes clenched like a fist) Calluses on the ball, side, or heel of the foot Pain when standing or walking An unstable foot due to the heel tilting inward, which can lead to ankle sprains Some people with cavus foot may also experience foot drop, a weakness of the muscles in the foot and ankle that results in dragging the foot when taking a step...

Jones Fracture
...Avulsion fractures are often overlooked when they occur with an ankle sprain...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Diagnosis Lisfranc injuries are sometimes mistaken for ankle sprains, making the diagnostic process very important...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...    Os trigonum syndrome is usually triggered by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon, or trauma (such as an ankle sprain)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Softball players should be aware of the following risks: Ankle sprains may occur while running, fielding balls, stepping on or sliding into bases...

Talar Dome Lesion
...   Talar dome lesions are usually caused by an injury, such as an ankle sprain...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...It is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain, and misdiagnosis can have serious consequences since sprains and fractures require different treatments...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport...

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