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Ankle Exercises After Surgery

Even for the general, sedentary, non-sporty population, exercise is an essential part of well-being. Exercise is also the 'drug' prescribed for a number of major health problems such as high blood pressure, heart insufficiency, diabetes, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Although for each of these disorders there are exercise alternatives that may be prescribed under the close supervision of a specialist doctor, we should be wary of sending unmotivated...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

SYMPTOMS There is aching or sharp pain around the medial part of the foot and ankle joint, often radiating along the medial or the lateral part of the foot, or towards the plantar fascia insertion. AETIOLOGY This syndrome is caused by trapping of the posterior tibia nerve or any of its branches in the tarsal tunnel, most often after scarring from trauma. Other non-traumatic aetiology, such as varicose veins, neuroma or tumours, may also trap the nerve. CLINICAL FINDINGS There is tenderness on...