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Pitting Edema Grading: When Swelling Becomes Serious

Learn the difference between edema and pitting edema, how pitting edema is graded to assess severity, and what to expect from treatment. Edema is a buildup of fluids that causes swelling, usually in the lower body. When this swelling is such that...

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Physical Therapy for a High Ankle Sprain

Following a high ankle sprain, physical therapy is often needed to reduce your pain, increase your strength, and restore your ankle function. A high ankle sprain injury can cause a significant amount of pain and can dramatically impact your ability...

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Ankle Sprain Stretches

Here's a selection of physical therapy exercises to perform after a sprained ankle to improve ankle flexibility and range of motion. If you have an ankle sprain, you understand how the pain and limited motion can prevent you from enjoying your...

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What Is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome?

Sinus tarsi syndrome (STS) is a condition involving pain in the ankle caused by traumatic injury. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatment. Sinus tarsi syndrome (STS) is a clinical condition characterized by ongoing pain in the anterior...

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The Best Leg Strengthening Exercises After Surgery

Get tips on good physical therapy exercises you can do to strengthen your legs after having a knee or hip injury or surgery. After surgery to the hip, knee, ankle or foot, the muscles of the leg often become weak from decreased use or from...

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Leg, Foot, and Ankle Health

Staying active means a solid foundation and healthy legs, feet, and ankles. Explore common causes of pain and discomfort so you can get treatment.

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Treating Peroneal Tendon Tears and Tendonitis

Injuries to the peroneal tendons on the outside of the ankle joint can include tears and tendonitis. Learn about treatment and possible surgery. The peroneal tendons are the tendons that connect the muscles of the outer side of the calf to the foot....

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Plantaris Muscle Tears and Calf Pain

Learn about plantaris muscle tears, including the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and typical recovery expectations from this injury. The plantaris muscle is a small muscle in the back of the leg. Running along with the other muscles of the...

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