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X ray results read 18 degrees of hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??

X ray results read 18 degrees of  hallux valgus deformity and ankle mortise is congruent. What does this mean??

Bunion : Hallux valgus is a fancy way to say you have a bunion. A congruent ankle joint means it appears normal on that view of the X-ray. ...Read more

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Why does my ankles swell?

Why does my ankles swell?

Ankle swelling: There can be many reasons for ankle swelling. This also depends if it is on one side or both. Causes may include arthritis or past trauma to area. Ligament or tendon issues can also occur. Lastly it is important to rule out any systemic issues that can also cause swelling. Bottom line: you should seek medical care to have this condition evaluated. ...Read more

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What's ankle weight risk?

What's ankle weight risk?

Mutiple reasons: The use of ankle weights can have severe adverse effects on the lower extremity joints. The following can occur: joint strain, hyperextension of the ankle, and severe balance loss. Best to learn how to use the ankle weights appropriately before starting any physical training activity. ...Read more

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What to do if my ankles hurt?

Ankle pain solutions: Ankle pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Most commonly it is caused by ankle sprains, achilles tendon injuries, peroneal tendon injuries, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or arthritis. Most of these conditions can be treated conservatively with proper shoes, orthotics or arch supports, physical therapy, braces and injections. You should see a foot and ankle specialist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do my ankles goes inward?

Why do my ankles goes inward?

Ligament problem: Lax ligament or old injury, need exam see podiatrist with 3 year residency. ...Read more

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What do my ankles goes inward?

What do my ankles goes inward?

Foot imbalance: There are many reasons for this, usually due to a condition called pronation, where the bones of the feet are no longer held in normal alignment. If there is pain associated with this, you should see your podiatrist or health professional. Treatment can go from having your feet bandaged, 'arch' supports to surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How might you twist your ankle?

Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ankle spurs?

What is the cause of ankle spurs?

SPORTS: You're young. Any contact sports in high school or college? Any history of fracture? It could be wear-and-tear arthritis, or a manifestation of a more unusual arthritis. Is it painful? How do you know you have spurs? An x-ray? Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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