Os trigonum syndrome can be triggered by overuse and repetitive motion as well as by an injury, such as an ankle sprain. As the os trigonum is crunched between the ankle and heel bones, it pulls loose and the tissue connecting it to the talus is stretched or torn and becomes inflamed. The result is deep, aching pain in the back of the ankle that occurs mostly when pushing off on the big toe or when pointing the toes downward.
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- What causes os trigonum syndrome?
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Hindfoot arthritis involves pain and stiffness in the joints at the rear of the foot. Arthritis in any -- or all three -- of the joints below the ankle can cause significant discomfort, pain and disability. Function in this area is important as it affects the ankle’s shock-absorbing abilities and may alter a person’s gait.
How should I treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?
To treat a grade 1 ankle sprain, rest your ankle by not walking on it. Apply ice for 20-30 minutes, two to three times a day. Compression wraps will immobilize and support the injured ankle. Elevate your ankle above your heart. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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