Category Archives: ankle pain

Post Marathon RECOVERY!

22% of Marathon Runners report some type of injury after their race. While we all know the importance of Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, but what happens days after your injury and the pain is still there? Knowing the difference between normal soreness after an event and an actual injury makes all the difference. TIME is a huge factor in recovery; even …

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MARATHON SEASON is upon US!       Let our Specialists Help You Prepare, Fix and Recover from Your Endurance Goals! Orthotics & Braces Injury Rehab   On Site Diagnostics Lower Extremity Pain Evaluation    $29 OFF September Discount* +/or FREE refurbish of your current orthotics with purchase of a new pair ** *May be applied towards any NEW services …

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Easy Ways to Avoid Running Injuries

The prevailing attitude of many exercisers is that injuries are a normal part of running, and most injuries just magically appear. “Not so,” says Dr. George Tsatsos, Medical Director of the AnkleNFootCenters.com Clinics in Chicago. “Research clearly shows that the majority of injuries can be tracked to a certain cause—such as over-training—and with little planning …

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Stumped by Snowboots? Fashion May Not Function

Winter Storm Jonas may have spared Chicago, but stepping into the frigid outdoors still requires bundling up. Most of us who’ve braved a Windy City winter know to invest in a puffy, down-filled coat, thick gloves and a warm hat. But what sort of winter boots are best for your feet? While it’s common to …

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Worried about ankle pain leaving you sidelined this spring? Take our tips for sports injury prevention.

After a long winter, the weather has warmed, meaning spring is the perfect time for folks across Chicagoland to be active outdoors. But as the podiatrists at Ankle and Foot Centers know, spring and summer is often the busiest time of year for treating ankle and foot injuries. During the warm months, our doctors everything …

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How Long Is Too Long For A Sprained Ankle To Heal?

Q: I suffered from ankle pain for a few weeks before deciding it might be something severe that might not go away on its own. I made an appointment with a physician assistant in my sports medicine doctor’s office. She said since there was no bruising and it mostly hurts when I turn my foot …

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When a slip on the ice causes ankle agony, try PRICE

Q: Recently, I slipped on some ice and strained my inner ankle. Now, it’s stiff when I wake up in the morning. It loosens up during the day but it is tender between the inner ankle bone and the Achilles. What’s between the two and what would best to help treat it – rest, cold …

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When ankles hurt and swell, is the problem one to take to a podiatrist?

Q: I’m a 33 year-old female and my left ankle suddenly started to hurt badly. I couldn’t touch the area as it became too tender, and it got too difficult to walk. I put an ice pack on the area, rubbed in some balm, took a painkiller and slept with my foot elevated and the …

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Is heel pain in kids just a ‘growing pain,’ or a bigger problem?

Q: My 10-year-old godson is pretty active, but has a significant increase in physical activity and running during football season. He’s fine during practices and games, but after he stops running, he has sudden pain in the back of his left ankle, the Achilles tendon area. It’s tender when pressed upon and painful when he …

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Is a numb-feeling knee normal – could it be growing pains or a grown-up problem?

Q: For almost a month, my knee has been feeling strange — it feels numb. It has a feeling of heaviness, and feels full. It just feels funny all over. It’s at the top of my knee, and it continued for a couple weeks. The other day, it hurt whenever I walked. Now, it hurts …

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