Falls and falls-related injuries in individuals with chronic ankle symptoms: a cross-sectional study
Falls are a major public health concern globally. While falls are associated with osteoarthritis and persistent pain at the hip and knee, falls have not been investigated in people with chronic ankle symptoms. This study aimed to compare self-reported history of falls between adults with and without chronic ankle symptoms. Secondary aims were to compare concern about falling and balance confidence between groups, and to identify factors associated with falling.
If you stand or are on your feet for the majority of the day, these exercises will give your muscles some much-needed relief.
Though walking is a very low-impact, low-risk activity, you still want to make sure you’re using the proper form to avoid any potential injuries.
Gout and bunions can cause similar symptoms, which may include pain in the big toe joint. However, healthcare professionals use different treatments for the two conditions.
Ballet flat shoes—those thin-heeled lightweight slip-on shoes—are making a fashion comeback. And it's not hard to see why: they're versatile, easy to wear, soft, flexible and often worn by celebrities.
Although you might not think about them often, your ankles are very important to your ability to move. Ankle dorsiflexion is an important movement for efficient walking and running, balance, and sports performance. Stretching and strengthening exercises can be helpful in improving dorsiflexion and will be discussed in this article.
While common, if an ankle sprain isn't treated properly, it can lead to chronic issues, such as ankle instability or pain, limited ability to return to sports and degenerative arthritis. Also, significant tendon or ligament injuries, cartilage damage or even fractures may be missed if a severe sprain isn't properly evaluated.
A sprained foot happens when the ligaments that connect your foot bones stretch or tear. This injury often occurs during sports activities when the foot is planted on the ground but the body twists.1 Sprains range in severity and are treated based on the extent of tissue damage.
When you experience an ankle or foot injury, exercises are likely to be recommended as part of your recovery. A well-structured physical therapy program can stretch and strengthen muscles in the lower leg and foot, helping restore stability, flexibility, and balance.
Swollen feet and ankles can cause discomfort during long travel or long-haul flights. A static sitting position decreases your muscle activity and restricts blood flow.