Ankle Joint

Publication Title: 
BMJ clinical evidence

INTRODUCTION: Injury of the lateral ligament complex of the ankle joint occurs in about one in 10,000 people a day, accounting for a quarter of all sports injuries. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of treatment strategies for acute ankle ligament ruptures? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to November 2009 (Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically, please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review).

Author(s): 
Struijs, Peter Aa
Kerkhoffs, Gino Mmj
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Ankle sprain is one of the most frequently encountered musculoskeletal injuries; however, the efficacy of acupuncture in treating ankle sprains remains uncertain. We therefore performed a systematic review to evaluate the evidence regarding acupuncture for ankle sprains. METHODS: We searched 15 data sources and two trial registries up to February 2012. Randomized controlled trials of acupuncture were included if they involved patients with ankle sprains and reported outcomes of symptom improvement, including pain. A Cochrane risk of bias assessment tool was used.

Author(s): 
Park, Jimin
Hahn, Seokyung
Park, Ji-Yeun
Park, Hi-Joon
Lee, Hyangsook
Publication Title: 
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Author(s): 
O'Shea, J.
Dodd, L.
Panayiotou, S.
Palmer, S.
Publication Title: 
Foot & Ankle International

BACKGROUND: Limited joint mobility in diabetic patients has been identified as a risk factor in the development of plantar ulcers. We examined dorsal mobility and passive first ray stiffness in patients with diabetes and investigated the relationship between first ray mobility and ankle joint dorsiflexion. METHODS: Forty individuals were studied: 20 with diabetes (mean estimated duration of 16 +/- 10 years) and 20 matched controls. Dorsal first ray mobility was measured using a mechanical device.

Author(s): 
Glasoe, Ward Mylo
Allen, Mary K.
Ludewig, Paula M.
Saltzman, Charles L.
Publication Title: 
Foot & Ankle International

BACKGROUND: Limited joint mobility in diabetic patients has been identified as a risk factor in the development of plantar ulcers. We examined dorsal mobility and passive first ray stiffness in patients with diabetes and investigated the relationship between first ray mobility and ankle joint dorsiflexion. METHODS: Forty individuals were studied: 20 with diabetes (mean estimated duration of 16 +/- 10 years) and 20 matched controls. Dorsal first ray mobility was measured using a mechanical device.

Author(s): 
Glasoe, Ward Mylo
Allen, Mary K.
Ludewig, Paula M.
Saltzman, Charles L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Neurophysiology

Acute ankle injuries are common problems and often lead to persistent pain. To investigate the underlying mechanism of ankle sprain pain, the response properties of spinal dorsal horn neurons were examined after ankle sprain. Acute ankle sprain was induced manually by overextending the ankle of a rat hindlimb in a direction of plantarflexion and inversion. The weight-bearing ratio (WBR) of the affected foot was used as an indicator of pain.

Author(s): 
Kim, Jae Hyo
Kim, Hee Young
Chung, Kyungsoon
Chung, Jin Mo
Publication Title: 
Phlebology / Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine

The fibrous process of chronic ulcerated lesions of lower limbs can impair the mobility of the affected limb. The aim of this work was to assess the benefits of lymph drainage in patients who suffer from this disease. Twenty female and five male patients with ages ranging from 53 to 69 years (mean age 60.6 years) were evaluated. All had a history of at least 10 years of varicose veins and/or ulcerated lesions of the lower limbs with initial dermatofibrosis, with the positive Godet sign during the physical examination of the limb.

Author(s): 
Pereira de Godoy, J. M.
Braile, D. M.
de Fátima Guerreiro Godoy, M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To report a method of radiographically assessing the presence of the posterior calcaneus subluxation involved in cases of unresponsive plantar fasciitis. Complete resolution of pain occurred following short lever manipulative procedures directed at the calcaneus. CLINICAL FEATURES: Two cases of plantar fasciitis which previously had received comprehensive podiatric treatment were referred for chiropractic assessment. Bilateral radiographs of the lateral feet were compared.

Author(s): 
Kell, P. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation to the talocrural joint altered ankle range of motion. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled and blinded study. SUBJECTS: Asymptomatic male and female volunteers (N = 41). METHODS: Subjects were randomly assigned into either an experimental group (n = 20) or a control group (n = 21). Both ankles of subjects in the experimental group were manipulated by using a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to the talocrural joint.

Author(s): 
Fryer, Gary A.
Mudge, Jacob M.
McLaughlin, Patrick A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation to the talocrural joint altered ankle range of motion. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled and blinded study. SUBJECTS: Asymptomatic male and female volunteers (N = 41). METHODS: Subjects were randomly assigned into either an experimental group (n = 20) or a control group (n = 21). Both ankles of subjects in the experimental group were manipulated by using a single high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to the talocrural joint.

Author(s): 
Fryer, Gary A.
Mudge, Jacob M.
McLaughlin, Patrick A.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Ankle Joint