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Sprained ankle? Why drilling holes in your bone could be the answer
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Sprained ankle? Why drilling holes in your bone could be the answer

Thousands of Britons suffer long-term pain and instability after spraining an ankle. There is a procedure that can help, as 24-year-old Imogen Cairns, from Portishead in Somerset, found. Here, the gymnast, who has won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and represented Britain at the last two Olympics, tells her story. Read the full story in...

A Different Kind of Bunion
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A Different Kind of Bunion

Arthritis of the big toe is frequently confused with a bunion, but is a very different condition requiring different considerations. With a bunion the issue is the forefoot being too wide, the prominence being to the inner aspect of the big toe. With big toe arthritis (Hallux Rigidus) the lump is on the top of...

Late Presenting Achilles Tendon Rupture-What every clinician should know
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Late Presenting Achilles Tendon Rupture-What every clinician should know

The history of an Achilles rupture is classically described as a feeling of a direct impact to the Achilles area with sometimes a very audible ‘crack’ or ‘snap’, heard by the patient. There is an immediate inability to continue with activity and well localised pain. In the vast majority of cases, posterior ankle bruising and swelling occurs rapidly with most patients seeking immediate...