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Ankle Pronation

Brief Outline of Ankle Pronation Pronation is the inward rotation of the foot during walking or running. While some pronation is natural and part of the normal gait, excessive pronation can lead to some chronic injuries, and acute over-pronation can lead to strains or sprains. Anatomy and physiology The ankle is a hinge joint and is formed […]

Ankle Supination

Brief Outline of Ankle Supination Supination is the outward rolling of the foot at the ankle. This is a normal movement during the push-off phase of running, walking, or jumping. Excessive supination can cause damage to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the lower leg. Acute over-supination may cause stretching or tearing of the ligaments of […]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

March 8, 2010
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WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE? Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures. HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED? There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot. […]