Strain or sprain of muscle, fascia or tendon of long flexor muscle of toe at ankle or foot level is typically caused by a sudden, forceful movement of the ankle, such as a sudden twist or sudden change of direction. It can also occur as a result of a direct blow to the affected area, repetitive overuse injury, or a lack of stretching and warm-up prior to exercise.
This condition is typically diagnosed by a physical exam and a review of the patient’s medical history. The doctor may also order imaging tests, such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan, to determine the location and extent of the injury.
The differential diagnosis for a strain or sprain of the long flexor muscle of the toe at the ankle or foot level includes other musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, such as a fracture, tendonitis, bursitis, or a ligament sprain.
Treatment for a strain or sprain of the long flexor muscle of the toe at the ankle or foot level typically includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) to reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation. The doctor may also recommend physical therapy to improve flexibility, strength, and range of motion.
With appropriate care and treatment, most patients can make a full recovery from a strain or sprain of the long flexor muscle of the toe at the ankle or foot level. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery may take several weeks or months. It is important to follow the doctor’s instructions for treatment and rehabilitation in order to ensure a full recovery.