Category Archives: Lower Leg Injury Resource Center

Achilles Tendon Rupture – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

In the following article, we will start with the basics of an Achilles tendon injury before we introduce treatment options, recovery and physical therapy tips, as well as helpful information about mobility device options. There is a wide range of symptoms that you may experience when you injure your Achilles tendon, from a weakness in … Continue reading Achilles Tendon Rupture – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Below Knee Amputation – Surgery, Recovery, and Maintaining Mobility

1.8 million people in the United States are living with amputations, and between 30,000 and 40,000 amputations are performed in the United States on an annual basis. Below knee amputations are the most common amputation surgery and comprise approximately 23% of lower limb amputations. The majority of below knee amputations are performed on individuals aged … Continue reading Below Knee Amputation – Surgery, Recovery, and Maintaining Mobility
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Broken Ankle – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

A broken ankle or ankle fracture is one of the most common bone or joint injuries a person can have. They can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability, whether you are the type of person that enjoys playing sports, or the type that enjoys watching them on TV. However these injuries … Continue reading Broken Ankle – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Broken Foot and Foot Fractures – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

A foot fracture, or broken foot occurs when one or more bones of the foot break as a result of either a sudden trauma or from chronic overuse. Regardless of the cause, a broken foot can be a serious injury with a lengthy recovery that may require you to become non-weight bearing. Proper knowledge about … Continue reading Broken Foot and Foot Fractures – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Bunions – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

Bunions are a widespread ailment often caused by wearing tight or narrow shoes or simply as a result of an inherited structural defect in the foot. Also known as Hallux Valgus, a bunion is a bony bump formed at the base of the big toe on the inside of the foot. They can cause significant … Continue reading Bunions – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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CRPS and RSD in the Lower Leg and Foot – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Recovery

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that primarily affects the lower leg and foot. Discussed below are the causes, common symptoms, pain management/surgical treatments, and recovery options, as well as helpful information about mobility device options. By the end of this section, you’ll better understand all the implications of CRPS as well as … Continue reading CRPS and RSD in the Lower Leg and Foot – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Recovery
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Fibula Fractures – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

Fibula fractures are a common injury to the smaller of the two bones that comprise the lower leg. Fractures of the fibula can occur in conjunction with a tibia fracture or even a broken ankle. While many fractures occur because of a strong impact or force on the bone, fibula stress fractures are common, especially … Continue reading Fibula Fractures – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Jones Fracture and Metatarsal Fracture – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

A Jones fracture, also known as a fifth metatarsal fracture, is a foot injury involving the fifth metatarsal, the long bone extending along the outside of the foot which connects to the small toe. This fracture is very common in athletes and can be caused by overuse or stress to this area of the mid … Continue reading Jones Fracture and Metatarsal Fracture – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Lisfranc Injury – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery

A Lisfranc injury, otherwise known as a midfoot injury, occurs when the bones in the midfoot are broken or fractured or if the ligaments supporting this area of the foot are torn. Read on to learn the following about Lisfranc injuries Read on to discover:Read on to discover: Lisfranc Injury Background – What is it? … Continue reading Lisfranc Injury – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, Surgery and Recovery
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Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and Recovery

There are common questions that you may have when faced with Plantar Fasciitis injuries and issues. The topics listed below will be covered in detail in the following article to help you understand and guide you through diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of plantar fasciitis. Read on to discover:Read on to discover: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar … Continue reading Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and Recovery
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