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Ankle & Joint Issues

Overuse and injury can lead to various foot and ankle sprains and strains. Common foot and ankle sprains and strains are described including symptoms and treatment.

Ankle Sprains
Learn more about what can increase your risk of an ankle sprain, plus the latest research on the best methods for ankle sprain treatment and prevention. Includes a list of other injuries that can occur with an ankle sprain.

Osteoarthritis and Your Feet
A look at how osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects the foot and ankle including information on causes and treatments available.

Causes of Pain at the Big Toe Joint
A list and description of the most common conditions causing pain and other symptoms at the big toe joint, also known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

Gout
When gout affects the foot, the usual signs are a red, hot and swollen big toe joint that is exquisitely painful and sensitive to even the lightest touch.

Metatarsalgia
Pain under the ball of the foot is a common foot problem that can have many causes. Read about some of the causes and treatments for this painful foot condition.

Flat Feet
Flat feet describe the appearance of the feet when the arches are low or sometimes even absent. Flat feet are most often caused by excess pronation of the feet.

Hallux Limitus
Information about a common cause of big toe pain.

8 Painful Foot Conditions
An overview of the most common types and causes of foot pain, including heel pain, toe problems, bunions, pinched nerves, tendonitis, and more.

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Swelling
An overview of common causes of swelling in the foot and ankle -- including arthritis, infection, tendonitis, pregnancy, circulation problems and trauma.

What is the Subtalar Joint?
The subtalar joint is a complex joint that is positioned below the ankle joint.

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Feet

Foot and Ankle Stress Fractures
A stress fracture develops after repeated pressure or loading on a bone. Stress fractures most often occur in the foot and ankle, affecting several possible bones.

Photos of Ankle Tattoos
Photo gallery of ankle tattoos. Learn more about ankle tattoos on about.com's podiatry and foot health site.

Lisfranc Injury
Lisfranc injuries are named after Jacques Lisfranc, a French surgeon in the early 1800s. In the army a lot of the soldiers would get thrown from their horses, but their foot would get caught in the stirrup. This would cause an injury to the middle of the foot. Unfortunately, back then this injury sometimes ended up needing an amputation, and Dr. Lisfranc first described that procedure. Thankfully today amputation is usually not needed. Learn more about Lisfranc injuries.

Replantation of Toes
Description of the surgical procedure to reattach a toe that has been cut off.

Hammer Toes
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for hammer toes.

Gout
Overview of the disease gout.

Broken Bones
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for broken bones which are also known as fractures.

Arthritis
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for the many different types of arthritis.

Ankle Replacement
What to expect with an ankle replacement.

Ankle Pain
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for ankle pain.

Sprains
Causes, symptoms and treatment options for foot and ankle sprains.

Lisfranc Injury
A twisting or sprain to the midfoot area can sometimes result in a Lisfranc's injury. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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