ARM stretching device reduces ankle stiffness

By Jennie McKee

Flat foot treatment holds foot in inversion during ankle dorsiflexion

“Flat foot deformity can be associated with contracture of the triceps surae muscle, and a corresponding reduction in dorsiflexion of the ankle, especially if the subtalar joint is inverted. Therefore, a stretching regimen where the hindfoot is held in inversion could be effective in reducing ankle stiffness,” said Vinod K. Panchbhavi, MD, of the University of Texas Medical Branch, during his presentation at the American Foot and Ankle Society’s 2008 Specialty Day.

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