ankle equinus

ankle equinus

congenital or acquired functional compromise of ankle joint sagittal plane motion with less than 10° of available joint dorsiflexion when the foot is in subtalar joint-neutral; associated with anterior ankle impingement, bone anomalies (e.g. ankle bone block [ see anterior ankle impingement] or previous bone injury) and soft-tissue anomalies (e.g. tight Achilles tendon), forefoot pathologies (e.g. equinus forefoot), neurological problems (e.g. toe walking associated with spasticity), compensation for leg length discrepancy, or habitual use of high-heeled shoes; ankle equinus is nearly always associated with rearfoot varus
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Currently, intervention for ankle equinus in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is preventive, symptomatic, or palliative depending on the degree of the limitation in range and its effect on activity.