Sheldon Marne, DPM
Location and Office HoursABC Podiatry Center
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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How soon can I play sports after an ankle sprain?
For minor ankle sprains that you are able to walk on without any difficulty, they usually resolve in several days to weeks. Generally, the swelling should be down, and your range of motion should be identical to the opposite side before you resume sports activities. Also, you should be able to run without any pain or discomfort. You should also ice your ankle after your first few times back on the field. If healing takes longer than you would like, you could always get into some physical therapy to help accelerate the process.
What are the symptoms of peroneal tenosynovitis?
If you have peroneal tenosynovitis, you may experience pain, swelling, ankle instability or weakness or a snapping feeling of the tendon around the ankle bone. Painful swelling behind the outer ankle bone is common with this condition following activity.
What is hallux rigidus?
Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition that affects the base of the big toe, making it difficult to bend the toe up or down. This joint, called the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, is important because we use it to push off and it has to bend with every step. If it starts to stiffen, walking and many other motions can become difficult and painful.
In its earlier stage, when motion is only somewhat limited, the condition is called hallux limitus. But as the problem advances, the toe’s range of motion gradually decreases until it reaches the stage of “rigidus,” or what is sometimes called a “frozen joint.”
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