The syndesmotic ligament connects the two bones of the leg; this is often referred to as the ankle sydesmosis, or just syndesmosis. These bones, the tibia, and fibula are between the knee and ankle joints. The tibia is the larger shin bone that supports most of the weight of the body, and the fibula is the smaller bone on the outside of the leg.
Arthritis can affect any of your joints, including those in your feet. Joint damage from arthritis can cause pain, swelling, and physical changes to the joints.
The explosive, shifting movements required in football, combined with the constant contact between players, make injuries extremely common in both adult and youth players alike.
A Maisonneuve fracture is a specific type of ankle fracture that occurs when the ankle is forcefully twisted outwards (external rotation). The fracture is important because treatment almost always requires surgery, and without a careful examination of the ankle (and the knee), it's possible to misdiagnose this injury.
Most people who have had major foot surgery are able to return to the activities they enjoy, but it may take a long time, new research suggests.
A plantar fibroma is a small growth on the arch of your foot. It grows from the plantar fascia, which is the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, between your heels and toes.
Muscle cramps are sustained, painful, involuntary contractions of muscles. While muscle spasms and cramps can occur in various parts of the body, they are most common in the muscles of the legs and feet.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects many joints throughout the body, including the feet. RA is an autoimmune disease; it develops when your immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues.
A ruptured Achilles tendon can reduce a weekend warrior to a limping one. And there's no single right way to treat it. People who've suffered this common injury may fare just as well with physical therapy as with surgery, a new clinical trial shows.
The arch of the foot is an area along the bottom of the foot between the ball and the heel. Pain in the arch of the foot is a common problem, especially among athletes.