Jennifer Lawrence fell at the Oscars—again! Last year, she tripped while walking up the stairs to accept her award for Best Actress. This year she lost her footing while stepping out of her limo. Thankfully, the “American Hustle” nominee seemed in good spirits afterward, and she walked away without an ankle sprain. Avoiding this type of injury is important, because other complications can arise. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)—a painful condition that results from pressure on the tibial nerve—is one of them.
If the star had injured her ankle, she might have been tempted to ignore the pain. However, this is never advisable. Pain from TTS can be the result of other serious issues, such as swelling related to diabetes or arthritis. Foot conditions such as a ganglion cyst or bone spurs are other causes.
Something as simple as having flat feet or other mechanical issues can also lead to the tell-tale symptoms: tingling, areas of numbness, and pain. What steps should you take if ankle pain is keeping you out of the spotlight?
Star treatment for hurting ankles is available at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Pain in the ankles can stem from a variety of sources, so the first step to pain-free feet is an expert diagnosis. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine make your quality of life their priority by explaining your condition, answering your questions, and thoroughly explaining your options for treatment. Call (512) 328-8900 today to schedule an appointment, or request one online.
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