Other specified injury of muscle, fascia or tendon of long extensor muscle of toe at ankle or foot level is caused by a traumatic event, such as a sharp force or a sudden twist, that leads to the tearing, stretching, or rupture of the muscle, fascia or tendon.
The diagnosis of this injury is usually done through a physical examination, which may include palpation, range of motion testing, X-rays or an MRI.
The differential diagnosis for this injury includes other conditions that can cause pain in the foot or ankle, such as plantar fasciitis, a stress fracture, or tendonitis.
Treatment for this injury may include rest, elevation, ice, compression, and medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Physical therapy may be recommended to help with strengthening and flexibility. Surgery may be necessary if the injury is severe.
The prognosis for this injury depends on the severity of the injury and how it is treated. Most people make a full recovery with proper treatment.