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Cincinnati, OH 45242
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What is arthritis of the midfoot?
Arthritis of the midfoot is the breakdown of cartilage and arthritis in the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints and can result in significant pain in the midfoot. The pain is usually localized to the top of the foot over the arch.
What exercises will prevent repeat ankle sprains?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
Exercises that help to improve flexibility of the calf musculature as well as exercises to improve strength in the muscles of the foot/ankle and hips will be important to decrease your risk of ankle sprains. Start by performing foam rolling of the calf musculature. If you feel a tender spot, hold the foam roller on that spot for approximately 30 seconds. Next, perform static stretches for the calf. Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds. Next, perform ankle and hip strengthening exercises such as single-leg calf raises and lateral tube walking. Perform 1-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions. Lastly, perform balancing exercises such as the single-leg balance reach that force you to use both the ankle and hip muscles to control your leg in an unstable environment. Perform 1-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions.
What causes anterior ankle impingement?
The ankle joint is primarily composed of two bones, the tibia (shinbone) and a small bone between the shin and the heel, the talus. When the foot is pointed or flexed, the ankle is compressed at the joint. Pain can result if tissue becomes trapped between the bones. Anterior impingement, at the front of the ankle, can occur from a bad or repeated ankle sprain as the ligaments thicken and get pinched between the bones.
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