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How to build up muscle in my lower leg after ankle surgery?

How to build up muscle in my lower leg after ankle surgery?

Physical Therapy: The surgeon who performed you ankle surgery can refer you for physical therapy. This will help build up your muscles as well as help with mobility and range of motion of your ankle. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What could produce pain in my lower leg and ankle muscles(anterior)?

What could produce pain in my lower leg and ankle muscles(anterior)?

Ant muscle group: This depends on whether this symptom is caused by any physical activity (sport, exercise) or injury. Absent any of these factors, pain in the anterior lower leg and ankle muscles is due to one of 2 conditions: 1/ tendinitis or strain of the anterior muscle group (edl, ta muscles) in the leg, or 2/ shin splints. Shin splints (pain at mid shin) are usually caused by walking uphill/ uneven terrain. ...Read more

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My ankle is weak and numb when I stand on it it feels like it'll give out on me the muscles in my lower leg is tender to.

My ankle is weak and numb when I stand on it it feels like it'll give out on me the muscles in my lower leg is tender to.

Have you ever: Injured it before? Usualy a weak ankle comes from prior untreated sprains. The numbness is a bit of a concern.....I would see podiatrist or orthopedic foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Pain in lower leg near ankle in muscles on outside and front of lower leg when walking. Esp on hard surfaces (vs. Grass/carpet). How can I reduce pain?

Better foot control: May have tendinitis or capsulitis. These are inflammatory problems that are usually secondary to overuse and foot function. Icing daily, antiinflammatories, rest(no weight bearing fitness activity), good shoes and support. Improving foot function with the right shoe and support can help improve problems and reduce the chance of an overuse injury in the future. Have your problem evaluated. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can poor foot/ankle flexibility cause me to think all my lower leg is weak. Nerve and muscle test clear. Podiatry cancelled me off books now still wek?

Can poor foot/ankle flexibility cause me to think all my lower leg is weak. Nerve and muscle test clear. Podiatry cancelled me off books now still wek?

Yes: If you have poor flexibility in your foot/ankle, you are likely to be trying to compensate with your legs, knees, hips and back. Try custom orthotics for stability and physical therapy, yoga and/ or pilates to improve flexibility. ...Read more

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Ankle Surgery (Definition)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve ...Read more