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Diagram Of The Ankle Bones
Your normal: Your ankle is made up of 3 bones, the tibia (your leg bone on the inside), your fibula (your leg bone on the outside), and your talus (your ankle bone on the foot). The fibula only takes 12% of your weight, from your leg. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
No: Studies show that a healed fracture has the same strength as the surrounding bone. It is neither stronger and weaker; the one caveat is that there are times during the healing process where it may be weaker and stronger, but once the healing process finishes, it is equal in strength. ...Read more
If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?
Outer part behind ankle bones swollen, only places swollen. What can it be? Very worried. No major health issues.
Possible: Peroneal tendonopathy or tear in retinaculum.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have puffy pouches, size of walnuts, in front of my outside ankle bones, what causes this, I don't see them on other people?
Effusion?: Some individuals build up fluid in their joints. This is called an effusion. You may weant to seek the care of an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broken were is no ligament, of course the x-ray will help. Good luck. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle about 4 month and now when I walk it clicks and I get pain between the ankle bones!
My talus' (the 2 "ankle bones") on the right foot are more "salient" than the ones on the left. Can salient talus cause pain?
I am not sure: I understand your question. A talus is one bone not two. Are you implying the talus bulges out more? In any event maybe one of your feet flattens more than the other? Is that possible? Also, it is possible you are suffering from posterior tibial tendonitis. Certainly, if you have pain -i would recommend a visit to the foot doc. ...Read more
After havin an MRI doctors noticed a swollen sac inside the ankle bones. They want to remove by cutting the bones then replanting new bones. Please help?
Bone cyst: Bone cysts occur throughout the body. Surgical treatment is to remove the cyst and pack it with bone either from your body or from a lab. Depending on the size of the cyst, and type follow up will vary. ...Read more
Golf-ball-sized areas of swelling behind (beside) my ankle bones. 33, female. No discoloration, no pain. Overweight, no hypertension. Non-smoker.
I was sitting down and hit my inside ankle bones against each other and now I have to walk on my toes on my one foot could I have broke something?
An X-ray: Would help determine if there is a break. No sense in guessing, especially if you are having an issue walking. In the event you did break something you could be making the issue worse by walking. ...Read more
How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory
Depends: On symptoms. If its an old injury and painful the fragment can be removed or fixated back into the leg. If acute injury immobilize. If its not painful treatment may not be necessary. ...Read more
Could be both: See a podiatrist for evaluation and x/ray studies to determine origin of you ankle pain. ...Read more
Ankle chips: I would give it several months to see if the problem resolves. Just because there are chips in there doesn't mean it will be symptomatic. If it continues to be painful see a podiatrist for possible removal which probably could be done arthroscopically. ...Read more
Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more
This could be a issue that you need to have looked at.
There can be a tendon that moves around a structure (bone) and this can tear the tendon. Easier to take care of before real damage is done. ...Read more