Many ailments, activities, and injuries can lead to ankle pain in athletes. Ankle pain can be mild like discomfort or a sprain, or it can be something more debilitating and chronic such as arthritis or a break. For athletes, ankle pain can take them out of the game or put them at an increased risk…

Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

Foot function has long been considered to predispose individuals to musculoskeletal injury.  Specifically, foot pronation (flat feet) has been associated with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Patellar tendonitis, and Achilles tendinopathy. Away from the ankle, foot pronation may also play a role in the of medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) and patellofemoral pain syndrome. Anatomy of…

Ankle sprains are common during land based activities. Many shrug off a sprained ankle, calling it their “stubborn” ankle or referring to it as a “rolled” ankle, but this injury/injuries can accumulate and become a stubborn, recurrent issue. I’ve worked with many patients who report spraining their ankle hundreds of times throughout their life! This is…