Contracture of the Foot and Ankle

A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joints in the foot and ankle. It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated muscle area. Contractures are essentially muscles or tendons that have remained too tight for too long, thus becoming shorter. Once they occur they cannot be stretched or exercised away; they must be released with orthopedic surgery.
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  • Physical deformity in the foot or ankle
  • Stiffness in the foot and ankle
  • Pain in the foot and ankle
  • Loss of ROM in the foot and ankle
  • Congential
  • Tight muscle
  • Tight tendons
  • Muscular atrophy
  • ROM and stretching exercises
  • Foot intrinsic strengthening
  • Calf stretching
  • Lower extremity strengthening



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