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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pain Behind Lateral Malleolus

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Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Yes it can : It can but there are other structures in the area that can cause similar symptoms. Classically posterior deep ankle pain is associated with fhl injuries but have had cases with medial ankle pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the tendons that pass behind the medial maleolus to be permanently over stretched due to lateral wedge placed on forefoot?

Is it possible for the tendons that pass behind the medial maleolus to be permanently over stretched due to lateral wedge placed on forefoot?

They should heal: When the tendons of the medial ankle are stretched and strained due to pronation, they become inflamed. When the inflammation becomes chronic, it needs to be quelled. A tear would be more of a permanent condition. Proper rest and methods such as physical therapy may help resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Is first ray drop of the foot >likely due to nerve irritation behind medial maleolus, medial knee, shin, lateral hip, spine or brain?

Is first ray drop of the foot >likely due to nerve irritation behind medial maleolus, medial knee, shin, lateral hip, spine or brain?

Foot drop: The most common cause of a foot drop is either peroneal neuropathy or L5 radiculopathy. Usually an EMG can discern the difference. I would see your neurologist for further workup. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the lateral malleolus used for?

Please help! what is the lateral malleolus used for?

Stabiize ankle: The lateral malleolus or distal fibula create the outside constraint for the ankle joint. It is estimated that about 15% of the body weight passes through the fibula. An intact fibula is important for normal ankle function. ...Read more

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How much impact does it take to break the lateral malleolus?

How much impact does it take to break the lateral malleolus?

Moderate pressure: It is dependent on the angle of the force and the consistency of the bone. ...Read more

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Why is my lateral malleolus swollen?

Why is my lateral malleolus swollen?

Swollen Ankle: Swelling around the ankle can be from a variety of conditions. Recent injuries, such as sprains, can cause swelling. Tendinitis (inflamation of tendons) can cause it. In addition lower extremity swelling can be from heart or kidney problems as well. ...Read more

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