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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.

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Symptoms and Treatments for a Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Symptoms and Treatments for a Ruptured Achilles Tendon A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the “heel cord,” the Achilles tendon…

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments The posterior tibial tendon starts in the calf, stretches down behind the inside of the ankle, and attaches to bones in the middle of the foot. This tendon helps hold the arch up and provides support when stepping off on your toes when walking. If it becomes inflamed,…

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Peroneal Tendon Injuries

What are the Peroneal Tendons? What Are the Peroneal Tendons? A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. In the foot, there are two peroneal tendons. They run side-by-side behind the outer ankle bone. One peroneal tendon attaches to the outer part of the…

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Peroneal Tendon Dislocation and Dysfunction

Common Peroneal Tendon Problems Peroneal tendons are two tendons that support two important foot muscles (peroneus brevis and peroneus longus) that originate on the outside of the calves. These two muscles allow you to roll to the outside of the foot while standing. Peroneal tendons are also called stirrup tendons because they help hold up…

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Disorders of the Achilles Tendon

Disorders of the Achilles Tendon A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon, the longest tendon in the body, runs down the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Also called the “heel cord,”…

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Xanthomas and the Achilles Tendon

Xanthomas and the Achilles Tendon Xanthomas are cholesterol deposits that appear in the Achilles tendon. High cholesterol levels can cause the formation of these cholesterol deposits, which appear as small lumps. Aside from treating the underlying cholesterol problem, treatment for xanthomas may require taking a biopsy of the lesion but leaving…

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis

Symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It can endure forces of 1,000 pounds or more. However, the Achilles tendon is also is the most often ruptured tendon. The rupture is often due to a sports injury. Achilles tendonitis is a common overuse injury among…

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Ganglion Cysts

What is a Ganglion Cyst? What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a mass of tissue that is filled with a jellylike fluid. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump of cells that forms below the surface of the skin….

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