If you’re a runner, you know that hitting the pavement can take a heavy toll on your body. From runner’s knee to shin splints, an injury can sabotage your training or worse — it can take you out during the first leg of a competition for which you’ve spent months training.
The advent of ankle arthroscopy has eliminated the need for open arthrotomy for a number of disorders ranging from loose bodies, soft tissue impingement, osteochondral lesions, and even some arthrodesis.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) estimates that two million people are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. Here’s everything you need to know about what causes it, who’s at risk, how to manage it, and much more.
It lifts a ballet dancer into relevé, absorbs the shock of a runner’s foot striking pavement, and allows a gymnast to stick that landing. Ankles ensure you take every sure-footed step. But what happens when it’s swollen or just bigger than you think it should be?