The Achilles tendon is the thickest, strongest tendon in the entire human body. This large band of tissue, which connects your heel bone to your calf, makes it possible for you to walk, run, and jump.
One minute all is going well and the next you’ve gone and twisted your ankle. It’s as quick as one false step off a curb, one crash landing on the football field, or one off-kilter bounce off a trampoline.
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 […]
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 […]
Over the last month or so, there’s been no shortage of stories about athletes and their ankle injuries. We have to wonder at some of the terminology used. How about “run-of-the-mill ankle sprain” – used to describe an injury that would keep a football player off the practice field for six weeks? “Fortunately,” said the […]