Posts for: December, 2012
Houston Astros relief pitcher Francisco Cordero was placed on the disabled list during the last half of the season, after suffering painful inflammation on his big right toe that has been diagnosed as sesamoiditis.Cordero was only recently acquired after a ten man trade with the Blue Jays. Cordero is currently on the 15 day disabled list, but is scheduled to visit a doctor soon, who will determine if surgery is necessary, though Astros manager Brad Mills is hopeful Cordero will recover with conservative treatment.
Foot and ankle injuries like sesamoiditis are painful and may potentially require surgery, as Cordero has learned. If you are experiencing sesamoiditis or any other foot pain, it is important to speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey to determine the appropriate treatment options for your condition.
Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.
Causes of Sesamoiditis
· Sudden increase in activity
· Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
· Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible
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Diana Ross arrived to Los Angeles last week, sporting a cast as she was wheeled through LAX Airport. The 68-year-old suffered a broken ankle, she sustained after slipping at the end of a show. She was invited to Naomi Campbell’s boyfriends Vladmir Doronin’s 50th birthday party in India, back in November where the injury occurred. According to a spokesman, Ross is fine and has been recovering from her foot injury. Ross was seen performing for the President Obama’s annual TNT Christmas Special in Washington DC.
Broken ankles are a serious injury that can cause severe foot pain and require the immediate attention of a professional. If you are experiencing severe foot pain or ankle pain and suspect you have a broken ankle, it is recommended that you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz will diagnose your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options.
The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.
If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.
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Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with a new method to help those suffering from torn tendons or ligaments. Their approach involves creating composite nanofibrous scaffolds which can guide cells in how to lay down new tissue. These findings were developed by professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering Robert Mauck and graduate student Brendon Baker, PhD. “This approach transforms what was once an interesting biomaterials phenomenon – cells on the surface of nanofibrous mats – into a method by which functional, three-dimensional tissues can be formed” said Mauck. Their materials are being tested in a model of meniscus repair and other orthopedic uses.
According to the article by Eddie Warenn, this new artificial tendon can bring a halt to long periods of recovery time of those of suffer injuries like knee tears, rotator cuff injuries and Achilles tendon ruptures. If you suffer from a similar injury of the foot or ankle it is best to seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your injury and recommend appropriate treatment options.
What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot.
What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?
There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon
- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility
Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery.
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A new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology has uncovered new evidence that aids in the understanding of cold feet. Scientists have pinpointed specific proteins in the blood vessels that cause a reaction when the body is exposed to cold. The body's normal response to cold is to restrict blood flow to the extremities, but in people with cold feet, the proteins overreact and limit circulation too much, causing overly cold feet and hands.
Cold feet due to poor circulationare a difficult condition to treat. If you are experiencing overly cold feet that you think might be due to poor circulation, you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your cold feet and recommend appropriate treatment options.
What is Poor Circulation?
Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.
Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. It usually restricts the amount of blood which flows through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.
Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.
It can also cause:
- Muscle pain
- Numbness in legs
- Skin discoloration
- Slower nail & hair growth
- Erectile dysfunction
Those who have diabetes and or smoke are at greatest risk for poor circulation, or who are over 50.
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