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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...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 causes frozen ankles?

What causes frozen ankles?

See below: This would be due to a huge arthritic buildup that stops ankle motion. ...Read more

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What to do if my ankles hurt?

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 ankles hurt when cold?

Ankle Pain: In cold weather many joints are sore or painful. If you have had a previous fracture or ankle injury, cold can bring on pain to the joint.Possibility of degernerative joint disease or early arthritis. See if there is a vascular problem such as raynaud's this can cause a vasospasm which can cause foot or toe pain. ...Read more