A bunion is a bony growth that develops at the base of the big toe joint. When this happens, the bump pushes the bones of the big toe toward the other toes. Bunions deform the feet and usually cause discomfort or pain. Bunion correction is treating the bunion, either surgically or nonsurgically.
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An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.
Ankle sprains are categorized by type of motion:
There are three different degrees of ankle sprains from mild to severe. Most sprains are treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression, & elevation) & physical therapy. First degree sprains usually require a wrap, second degree sprains require a brace, and third degree sprains can require a cast, boot, or surgery.