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Lower Leg / Ankle / Foot

We rely on our legs, ankles, and feet to for our mobility and to get us around in life. It is important to take care of them and live a healthy active life. People take care of their cars, often by getting a nice set of tires to drive on. People should do the same, and take care of their "wheels". When the wheels start to go bad, there are some signs that Spine and Sports can help figure out. Spine and Sports Rehab treats the following conditions that affect the lower leg, ankle and foot:

Achille's Tendonosis can occur when we push our bodies too much. For example if a runner runs an extra five miles than normal without properly training it could lead to this condition.

This is a very common condition for people of all activity levels, but especially those who are active through running, walking, or sports. The Achille's Tendon is the largest tendon in the lower leg and is the end of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles in the calf as they insert onto the heel bone.

Common in middle aged people, Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis occurs mostly with people who are on their feet for a long periods of time on a hard surface. It may occur in one foot or even both feet.

It is a condition that occurs when there is chronic inflammation to a large band of tissue on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia.

Because this fascia is on the bottom of the foot, doctors call this area the plantar surface, meaning sole of the foot in Latin.

When the foot twists and rolls or turns beyond its normal motion it can caus an ankle sprain. It is easy to sprain an ankle if your foot is in on uneven ground or you accidentally step on someone's foot while playing a sport. When the ankle is sprained you may hear a popping noise, followed by swelling and pain.

Ankle sprains are very common. They occur when the forces imparted onto the patient are too great for the ligaments to hold their tensile strength.

Whether you're an athlete sprinting to catch a ball or a daily jogger, you might get shin splints. Shin splints are a throbbing or aching pain in the shins.

Shin splints, the common term for anterior or posterior tibialis syndrome, presents as pain along the tibia (front of shin) in the muscles or bone itself.