Here's a brief overview of the structures of the foot and how they work together, plus a look at some common podiatric problems that sometimes result from normal wear and tear, overuse, or injury to the foot.
Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints. Most people with the disease also have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes red, scaly, inflamed rashes. People dealing with psoriatic arthritis may experience lots of problems below the ankles — including foot pain, heel pain, swelling and toenail changes.
Comparison of Outcomes Between Suture Button Technique and Screw Fixation Technique in Patients With Acute Syndesmotic Diastasis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Our aim was to compare the outcome between suture button (SB) stabilization and syndesmotic screw fixation (SF) in patients with acute syndesmotic diastasis.
Cast immobilization with prolonged non-weight-bearing has traditionally been used to manage patients with a first-time acute Achilles tendon rupture. Could functional rehab and early weight-bearing in a walking boot provide comparable – or even better – outcomes while allowing patients greater mobility?
Osteoarthritis can affect joints in any part of the body, including the foot. Early diagnosis and treatment help people with foot osteoarthritis manage their symptoms.
Foot pain is a very common problem. However, the challenge with foot pain is that there are many different potential causes, making it difficult at times for even health care professionals to get to the root of your discomfort. Where the pain is and how it feels—throbbing, aching, stabbing, tender, and so on—can offer clues, but given all the possible causes, symptoms may not be enough to settle on a diagnosis.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in children. This isn’t a surprise when you consider all the running, jumping, and playing they do—whether it’s on a soccer field or at home in their back yard.
What is, actually, clinically relevant improvement for patients who’ve been treated with either exercise, injections or both for achilles tendinopathy? And for what time frame—6 weeks, 12 weeks?
Evaluating Prospective Patient-Reported Pain and Function Outcomes After Ankle and Hindfoot Arthrodesis
Hindfoot and ankle fusions are mechanically limiting procedures for patients. However, patient-reported outcomes of these procedures have not been well studied. This study assessed outcomes of hindfoot and ankle fusions by using Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) and Pain Interference (PI) Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs).
In a prospective comparative study, Arunakul et al evaluated outcomes of a conventional versus an accelerated postoperative protocol in 2 groups of patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy who were undergoing open Achilles tendon debridement, Haglund’s resection, and reattachment of the Achilles.