How Bad is Your Ankle Sprain?

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The NBA is living and competing in a bubble to protect its players from contracting COVID-19. But it doesn’t mean they’re safe from injuries on the court. Gordon Hayward’s awkward fall and severe ankle injury earlier this month is a reminder where there is a basketball game; there will always be ankle sprains. The Celtics […]

Win the War Against Foot and Ankle Pain

Who hasn’t uttered the words “my feet are killing me!” at one time or another? It’s just one example of how we talk about our health. We seem to use a lot of words associated with confrontation. “She’s battling pain.” “He’s going to beat this.” We can have a gall bladder or gout attack. Early […]

You Sprained Your Ankle – Now What?

According to the New York Times, the International Ankle Consortium, a group of researchers who study ankle injuries (yes! this isn’t an April Fool’s Day prank, such a group really exists), has determined that among all people who sprain their ankle, only 55% of them ever seek a doctor’s care. Dr. Megan L. Oltmann and […]

Dealing with Chronic Ankle Instability

Is there any truth to the idea that people can predict changes in the weather based on how their joints feel? Scientists don’t agree whether people can accurately say it’s going to rain this afternoon just because their ankle hurts this morning. But don’t tell that to Uncle Bob, who’s been predicting rain pretty accurately […]