A common injury for athletes and non-athletes alike is the sprained or broken ankle, which most often occurs when a person jumps and lands awkwardly on one foot, which causes the ankle to twist or hyperextend in one direction. Arthritis can affect the ankle in older adults and Achilles tendinitis or a torn Achilles tendon, often caused by trauma, can make normal weightbearing and movement impossible. Ankles may also suffer from fractures, stress fractures and even rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which attacks joints throughout the body. In fact, about 90 percent of RA sufferers develop symptoms in their ankles and feet at some point.
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