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Ankle Injuries
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    Glass Ankles

    The urban dictionary defines glass ankles as: An injury prone ankle with the structural integrity of a house of cards on a bouncy castle. Glass ankles is essentially a slang term for someone who is prone to ankle twist and sprains, a simple trip or stumble can lead to the ankle giving way, this
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    Ankle Inversion Sprain Taping Tutorial

    A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries and is also the most frequently re-injured. In the majority of cases the ankle rolls inwards (inversion) under the weight of the rest of the body, resulting in damage to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. An ankle sprain refers to th
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    Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

    What is PTTD? PTTD stands for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction. The posterior tibial tendon is located in the inside of the ankle and is used as one of the main supports of the foot and arch. PTTD occurs when this tendon becomes damaged and is no longer able to support the arch, resulting in a fl
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    Talus Fracture

    SUMMARY Causes Impact or excessive pressure or weight placed on the talus bone Often due to underlying injuries or combination of injuries i.e. ankle/foot sprain Common in sports requiring running and jumping Overuse injury Symptoms Surge of pain in the ankle at the point of injury Inability
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    Sprained Ankle

    What Is A Sprained Ankle? A sprained ankle occurs when an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ligaments in the ankle which they are unable to cope with, causing damage and tearing to the soft tissue. The severity of the injury can range from a partial tear to a complete rupture. A common
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    Footballer's Ankle

    SUMMARY Causes Ligaments in the ankle becoming thick Repeated ankle injury Repeated upwards kicking action Symptoms Pain in the front of the ankle joint especially when bending the foot A bone-like lump at the front of the ankle Clicking sensation in the ankle Treatment Rest Surgery
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    Achilles Tendon Rupture

    SUMMARY Causes High force or impact to the ankle or heel Fast acceleration from a stationary position Usually seen in patients between 30-40 Symptoms Sudden pain in the heel and back of the ankle at the point of injury An audible ‘snap’ in the heel Increased pain levels in activity Swelli
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    Peroneal Tendonitis

    What is Peroneal Tendonitis? Peroneal tendonitis occurs when an excessive amount of tension is put on the soft tissue causing the tendons to become damaged. The peroneal muscles are the group of muscles located in the lower leg found between the fibula to other bones in the outside of the leg. These
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    Achilles Bursitis

    SUMMARY Causes Overuse injury Sudden increase in activity levels Symptoms Pain in the heel especially during activity Pain may spread to the toes Swelling and redness over the back of the heels Treatment RICE method Anti-inflammatory medications Ultrasound treatment Physiotherapy Or
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    Dislocated Ankle

    What is a Dislocated Ankle? A dislocated ankle is damage or tearing of the soft tissue occurring due to a sudden force in the ankle causing it to flex outside the range of its normal movement. When this happens, the bones can move out of their normal position within the foot causing dislocation.
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    A guide to Talus Fractures

    The talus is a small bone located in the ankle which is responsible for moving the ankle joint and transferring weight from the shin to the foot. A talus fracture will occur when an excessive amount of weight is placed on the talus.    Usually a talus fracture will occur after an excessive
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    Footballer's Ankle

    SUMMARY Causes Ligaments in the ankle becoming thick Repeated ankle injury Repeated upwards kicking action Symptoms Pain in the front of the ankle joint especially when bending the foot A bone-like lump at the front of the ankle Clicking sensation in the ankle Treatment Rest Surgery
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    High Dye Taping Step-by-Step Guide & Vidoe

    This High Dye taping guide shows you how to prevent plantar fasciitis pain, repeated ankle sprains, ankle tendinitis, shin splints, fallen arches or calcaneal bursitis. You will need a single roll of tape to follow the four steps in this guide.  Using: 2.5cm Zinc Oxide Tape Step 1 An anchor i
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    A Guide to a Sprained Ankle

    A sprained ankle occurs when an excessive amount of pressure is placed on the ligaments in the ankle which they are unable to cope with causing damage and tearing to the soft tissue. The severity of the injury can range from a partial tear to a complete rupture.   A common cause of a sprained ank
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    Blisters

    Causes Badly fitting shoes and clothing Long walking/running events such i.e. marathons Damp feet Symptoms Redness over the skin Fluid filled ‘bubble’ appearing on the skin Soreness Treatment Blister plasters and dressings Creams and gels Properly fitting shoes and suitable sports s
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    Achilles Tendonitis

    What causes Achilles Tendonitis? The Achilles tendon is the soft tissue located in the heel which connects calf muscle to the heel bone allowing the body to perform certain activities such as rising on the tip toes and pushing off when running or walking. Achilles tendonitis occurs when the tendon b
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