A minimally invasive procedure to treat a common foot and ankle disorder can reduce pain, recovery time, and postsurgery complications while improving functional outcomes, according to a report published in the journal Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis may seem inconsequential. But research shows that they are effective for managing pain and improving function in people with the condition, which causes thickening of the plantar fascia—a band located in the arch of the foot.
There are several potential causes of swollen legs and ankles. Some causes, such as standing or walking for long periods, are normal and generally harmless. However, sudden or chronic swelling in the legs and ankles may indicate an underlying health condition.
Rolling an ankle is common. Maybe you didn’t see that pothole in the sidewalk, you stepped off the curb funny, or you had a bad landing after a layup. You’ll often be able to just walk it off, with minor pain that goes away in a few days at worst. But depending on how and what exactly happened, you may find yourself with a sprained ankle.
You may benefit from physical therapy after a broken ankle to help you fully recovery functional mobility and to return to your previous level of activity.