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By Foot First Podiatry
November 21, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

A type of tendonitis that is sometimes overlooked as the cause of foot and ankle pain is when it strikes the peroneal tendons along the side of the foot. These tendons give support to the foot muscles that control the rolling of your foot to the outside when standing, and also provide support to the arch structure.

The repetitive stress from everyday activities and exercise can accumulate over time, causing these tendons to become painfully inflamed and making it difficult or impossible to bear weight. In severe cases, tendons may become partially or completely detached from the fibula bone. This often occurs in conjunction with a severe ankle sprain.

The symptoms of peroneal tendonitis may be felt in the ankle and along the bottom of the foot, so it is important to get the correct diagnosis from your foot care professional to receive adequate treatment. Dislocation of the tendons can cause the foot to become unstable, and without proper treatment, problems with the arch can develop.

Treating peroneal tendonitis

Dislocated or torn tendons may sometimes be coaxed back into their normal position by avoiding putting weight on the foot. It may be necessary to use crutches, a compression bandage, splint or rigid boot to allow proper healing to occur. Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medication may taken, if advised by a medical professional, to reduce swelling and pain.

In severe cases of tearing or dislocation, a surgical procedure may be required to reattach the tendon to the bone.

If you are suffering with the pain of tendonitis, schedule an appointment with the Foot First Podiatry, in New Albany, IN. Our highly qualified podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha, D.P.M. is dedicated to providing the best diagnostic care and medical treatment for you and your feet. Contact us at (812) 945-9221 and schedule an appointment today!

By Foot First Podiatry
April 06, 2017

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

The fact that lateral ankle pain is chronic tells us that it is recurring and can be a deal breaker when it comes to certain activities. It effects the outside part of ankle and happens usually after a bad ankle sprain if not corrected quickly. The ankle joint is where the leg meets the foot and is responsible for the up and down motion of your feet. While it may be challenging to diagnose this condition, it presents itself in various ways.

Causes

  • Incomplete healing of the ankle joint after a bad sprain
  • Inflammation of the joint lining
  • Nerve injury
  • Scar tissue in the ankle putting pressure on the ligaments
  • Torn or inflamed tendons
  • Fracture in the ankle bone
  • Repeated ankle sprains

Symptoms

  • Ankle pain that is not reacting to treatment
  • Swelling and tenderness around the outside of the ankle
  • Pain behind the anklebone or on the outer side of the ankle
  • Pain that ranges from the ankle down into the foot
  • Bruises, redness and burning
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Inability to put weight on that ankle
  • Stiffness and instability

Treatment

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Immobilization in a cast or brace
  • Physical therapy
  • Over the counter anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid treatment or medication

Prevention

  • Wear shoes that fit well and provide support
  • Lose weight (if applicable) to reduce stress on your ankles
  • Stretch your ankles before exercising
  • Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time
  • Gain proper balance when walking or exercising – if this is difficult tell your doctor

When you injure your ankle, it may not seem serious in the beginning and it may go undiagnosed for a while until the pain continues. By then you may have walked on it excessively and perhaps created more problems.  Proper diagnosis is important to treat the injury correctly and alleviate the chronic pain. If you have ankle pain do not ignore it, Let our physician, Zahid Ladha, D.P.M. who is board qualified and a member of several professional groups in the New Albany area, evaluate your injury.

Foot First Podiatry  is located in New Albany, IN and can be reached at 812-945-9221 for an appointment. Let our professionals help relieve your chronic pain.

Anthony Davis provided an update on his ankle injury in early October, stating that he was rehabbing his injury. “It’s steady improving every day and I’m trying to figure out what I can and cannot do and then go from there. When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, I’ll be back on the floor. We’re constantly checking on it every day,” he said. The Pelicans announced that Davis’s Grade 2 ankle injury sprain recovery could be as long as 2 weeks.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in New Albany, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about ankle sprains.

NFL player Dee Milliner of the New York Jets suffered a high ankle sprain, ending his season. As a result, Milliner now faces four to six weeks off the field and on the bench to recover. Official details of the diagnosis are yet to be announced; however, the injury’s severe swelling indicates a Grade 2 sprain.

The athlete will unfortunately not partake in the Jets’ first game of the regular season to ensure full recovery from his injury. Most likely covering for Milliner during this period will be cornerbacks Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster. “We feel confident that it’s healing nicely,” commented Jets coach Rex Ryan on Milliner’s condition.  

Sprained ankles will typically heal correctly when left alone, but sometimes professional help is needed. If you are seeking assistance with a sprained ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Zahid Ladha of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer all of your related questions.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

  • Wearing appropriate shoes
  • Stretching before participating in physical activity
  • Knowing your limitations

Sprain Treatment

Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity.  Many times people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. 

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprain Once somebody twists or sprains an ankle, one of the main things to do is ice it and hope for the best later. Others might ignore the discomfort and hope the ankle will settle. Overlooking the ankle twist can end with something of a long-lasting problem which can lead to a lifespan of ankle agony, and arthritis, according to ABC news team reporter Dr. Jay Adlersberg.

One New York pedestrian recently stepped across a poorly paved driveway which resulted in an ankle injury. "I didn't notice it, I just stepped right into the hole, and my foot flopped over to the left, and then it became swollen," said Mercado. Mercado had an ankle sprain, a tear of a ligament or tendon in the ankle. According to Adlersberg, if ankle injuries like this are severe, they can actually break an ankle bone.    

If you suffer from an ankle sprain, it is recommended to seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry to ensure that your injury is evaluated properly and the appropriate treatment options are given.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

· Mild to moderate bruising
· Limited mobility
· Swelling
· Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

· Wearing appropriate shoes
· Stretching before participating in physical activity
· Knowing your limitations

To learn more about ankle sprains, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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