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  • Leg Pain in Children: Causes and How to Soothe Growing Pains

    Children, from toddlers to teens, can experience leg pain. It is a common symptom that can be caused by one of several underlying issues. Leg pain can be caused by muscle or bone injury, growing pains, or even cancer.

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  • Ankle sprain

    An ankle sprain is a stretch or tear in one or more of the ankle ligaments. Ankle ligaments are slightly elastic bands of tissue that keep the ankle bones in place.

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  • Anterior tibial tendonitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

    Anterior tibial tendonitis is a type of ankle injury. The anterior tibial tendon lies at the front of the ankle and helps flex the foot upward. Injury to this tendon usually occurs due to overuse.

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  • Why Your Foot or Ankle Is Swollen and What to Do for It

    Swelling in the ankles and feet is a common problem. This swelling is often caused by a buildup of fluid, which is called edema. Edema is common in the feet, ankles, and legs, and often only one ankle is swollen.

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  • Insertional Achilles tendonitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

    Achilles tendonitis (AT) is inflammation, pain, and swelling of the Achilles tendon. Insertional Achilles tendonitis is one type, which involves the lower part of the tendon that slots into the heel bone.

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  • Why does the outside of my foot hurt, and what can I do about it?

    Pain on the outside of a person’s foot can occur before, during, or after activities such as walking. It can make standing or moving around difficult. Possible causes include joint or tendon inflammation and small fractures.

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  • Advances catalyze minimally invasive foot, ankle surgery

    Although minimally invasive surgery for the foot and ankle has been around for decades, improvements in tools, implants and surgical training combined with a growing body of literature have inspired renewed popularity of these surgeries.

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  • How a Stress Fracture in the Foot Feels

    A stress fracture in the foot can be painful, especially when the foot bears weight. Stress fractures happen when muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb shock, such as when your foot hits the pavement while running. Instead, this shock is transferred to the bone, eventually causing tiny cracks called stress fractures.

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  • 7 Exercises for Bunions and Pain

    Exercises for bunions and pain can help prevent or slow bunion development or progression by reducing pressure on the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and strengthening the toe and foot muscles. Bunion self-care and stretches for bunion symptom relief can be used for mild to moderate bunions.

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  • Common Causes of Foot Pain

    There are many different causes of foot pain—including plantar fasciitis, bunions, arthritis, and tarsal tunnel syndrome—each of which requires different treatments. Some of these conditions affect the bones and joints of the feet, while others involve nerves and connective tissues like ligaments and tendons.

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