Ankle sprains are common place in both a sporting environment and during everyday life. The most common types of ankle sprains are an inversion ankle sprain and an eversion ankle sprain. With an inversion ankle sprain, the anterior talofibular ligament is disrupted and possibly the calcaenofibular ligament on the outside of the ankle. With an eversion ankle sprain the medial ligaments are damaged.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue stretching from the medial calcaneal tuberosity to the proximal phalanges. It is composed of three segments all arising from the calcaneus. The central band, which is the most important segment, provides static support to the longitudinal arch and acts as a dynamic shock absorber. Continue reading “Plantar Fascia”