The Ankle

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Maj Spencer
The feet and ankles are truly amazing parts of the body, and they take quite a beating. Just walking puts pressure up to one and a half times your bodyweight on your feet, and an average person’s feet log approximately one thousand miles each year. It’s been estimated that as shock absorbers, our feet cushion up to one million pounds of pressure during just one hour of strenuous exercise.

Lt Col Jerman
It’s not surprising then, that orthopedic injuries to the ankle are fairly common. In fact, millions of people will visit their provider this year with ankle sprains, fractures, and injured tendons. In this section, you can find out about common ankle injuries, their diagnosis, treatment, prevention strategies, and ankle exercises.