Posts for: February, 2014
An ultra marathon consists of racing over 26.2 miles, even though marathon runners push their bodies to the limit during races they don’t see the severity of injury risks it carries. A new study published in journal PLOS ONE, sought to find if the extreme sport carried any dangerous consequences.
After conducting a study Dr. Marty Hoffman and Dr. Eswar Krishnan, an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, reported few serious health problems and illness in a year-long study. “These people generally are healthy,” Krishnan told FoxNews.com. “If you already have heart failure or other medical issues, you wouldn’t be ultramarathon-running.” According to Krishnan knee pain , ligament problems, and tendon problems were a major concern. “We hope to see over time how many are serious and how many are soft tissue injuries.”
A sports related foot or ankle injury can be painful and frustrating.If you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury as a result of a sports injury, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can help treat and rehabilitate your foot or ankle injury.
Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Plantar Fasciosis
• Achilles Tendinitis
• Achilles Tendon Rupture
• Ankle Sprains
Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.
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Australian netball player Charlotte Jasprizza took part in the National Netball Championships last year. Unfortunately, during one of the games Jasprizza was knocked out and wound up sustaining an injured sesamoid bone in the foot. Jasprizza’s injury forced her to spend five months in recovery. However, Netball NSW revealed that Jasprizza will be featured on the list of players representing South Wales at this year’s Championships.
Jasprizza was nominated for her team in October of last year. In fact, Jasprizza survived several cuts just to ensure her place on the list. “It would be nice to get through the entire championship this time,” Jasprizza said. Though Jasprizza was unable to participate in the remainder of the 2013 championships, she was still named in the under 17 Australian development squad.
Sesamoiditis commonly affects active children and young athletes. If your youngster has sesamoiditis, it is a good idea to take him or her to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can examine his or her feet and determine the problem as well as work with you and your child to help them recover.
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
Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.
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Bryan Oviedo’s season is most likely over after the Costa Rican defender/winger suffered an apparent broken ankle during the first half of Everton’s FA Cup fourth round match against Stevenage. Reports indicated that Oviedo was taken to a hospital.
The injury was sustained after Oviedo’s studs got stuck in the turf while making a sliding tackle. His teammates responded immediately to Oviedo’s fall, waving for help; everyone seemed to be in shock as he was treated for the injury.
According to SB Nation, one crucial factor for the injury was the rain which caused the soil to be saturated and loosen the ground. Oviedo was looking forward to partake in the summer World Cup for Costa Rican, until this recent blow.
Broken ankles are a common injury. If you injured your ankle, seek out podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can treat your ankle injuries as well as any other foot and ankle condition.
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.
Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.
There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, meaning you will likely be in a cast for at least three months.
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An educational event held by Mary Washington Hospital called “Diabetic You” taught local residents who have diabetes about how to keep themselves healthy and deal with their disease. One of the participants, 62-yeard-old Valerie Lewis, has been diabetic since she was 24. “Knowing you have diabetes and doing the right thing about it, is hard,” Lewis said.
“I’ve only recently been doing what I shoulda to a T”. Also in attendance was chef Charles Mattocks, who has diabetes as well. Mattocks was touring to promote his book “Eat Cheap but Eat Well,” and stopped by to offer some healthy recipes that are good for diabetics.
It is essential for diabetics to take good care of their feet. If you’re diabetic and are looking for help with your feet, call a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can teach you how to perform self-examinations and prevent complications from arising.
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.
The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.
Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.
It is always best to let your healthcare professional know of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, no matter how big or small the issue may be.
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