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  • When Plantar Fasciitis Is So Bad You Can t Walk

    Muscle weakness caused by stroke, cerebral palsy, and other conditions (especially injuries) can lead to plantar flexion weakness.1 You can rebuild strength and range of motion over time by practicing stretches and plantar flexion exercises.

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

    The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.

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  • What to know about swollen ankles from flying

    Source: Medical News Today

    It is common for a person’s ankles to swell while flying. Often this is harmless and goes away on its own. In rare cases, ankle swelling may be a sign of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is more serious and requires medical treatment.

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  • An Overview of Heel Spurs

    Source: Verywell Health

    A heel spur (also known as a calcaneal spur) is a bony outgrowth that you can sometimes see and feel on the underside of your foot. It is made up of calcium deposits and can have a pointy, hooked, or shelf-like shape.

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  • What Is a Toe Infection?

    Source: Verywell Health

    Toe infections are common. They cause many unpleasant symptoms and can lead to complications if not treated properly or quickly enough. Types of toe infections include a range of bacterial or fungal infections.

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  • Exercises for Foot and Ankle Injury Recovery

    Source: Verywell Health

    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.

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  • Yellow Toenails

    Source: Verywell Health

    Small changes to your toenails might seem harmless at first or even go unnoticed. But yellow toenails aren’t something to be ignored. Yellow nails, known medically as xanthonychia, are most often caused by a fungal infection called onychomycosis that requires treatment.

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  • Why sitting with crossed legs could be bad for you

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Sitting with the legs crossed for a long time increases the likelihood of scoliosis (abnormal alignment of the spine) and other deformities. It can also cause greater trochanteric pain syndrome, a common and painful condition that affects the outer side of the hip and thigh.

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  • Tips To Avoid Swollen Feet And Ankles During Travel

    Source: healthnews

    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.

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  • Why you May Experience Foot Pain while Working from Home

    Source: Cleveland Clinic

    Foot pain is on the rise with more people working from home. A podiatrist goes over the reasons why, and how to prevent it.

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