Foot and Ankle Injuries  QA with Dr Casey Humbyrd
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, Casey Humbyrd, M.D., discusses foot and ankle injuries. She explains the different types of ankle injuries, the signs and symptoms and how they are treated, and how to prevent a foot or ankle injury. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopaedic-surgery/specialty-areas/foot-ankle/ Questions answered: 1. What is the best way to care for a sprained ankle? (0:02) 2. What are the different types of ankle sprains? (1:00) 3. What determines if a patient needs surgery for an ankle break? 1:47) 4. Will taping the ankles offer protection while being active? (2:37) 5. How long does it take to repair an Achilles tendon? (3:05) 6. What is an ankle cartilage injury, and how is it treated? (3:43) 7. What are common causes of heel pain? (4:44) 8. What are some common tendon problems for athletes? (5:12) 9. How can ankle sprains be prevented? (5:48) 10. What is the difference between an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist and a podiatrist? (6:40)