Ankle sprain is one of the leading causes of ankle pain in the general population and is particularly common in people active in sports and dancing. Most ankle sprains occur after an accidental twisting inversion of the ankle joint. This may injure or tear the outer ankle ligaments (anterior talofibular ligament and posterior talofibular ligament) leading to pain and swelling around the ankle joint.

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Bunion is a bony bump that forms on the inner side of the foot at the base of the big toe. The skin over the bony bump usually appears red. The bony bump is usually a manifestation of a change in the alignment and structure of the foot with the big toe pointing outwards towards the 2nd toe. If left untreated, the bunion usually worsens and becomes unsightly and painful.

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the commonest causes of heel pain, and it happens when the plantar fascia - the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes at the bottom of the foot - becomes inflamed. Characteristically, patients with plantar fasciitis experience stabbing pain in the heel when they wake up and take their first steps in the morning or after sitting for a long time.

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Our ankle and knee joints are covered by articular cartilage, which is a smooth, white tissue covering the ends of bones where they come into contact with one another, to enable the bones to glide over each other with very little friction.

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Dr Seng Chusheng is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialised expertise in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, sports and reconstructive surgery, as well as treatment for orthopaedic trauma. Dr Seng holds an MBBS and MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery) from the National University of Singapore, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (Orthopaedic Surgery).

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