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foot injuriesAn 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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Paramus, NJ and Paterson, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Leon HallCincinnati cornerback Leon Hall suffered an Achilles injury during a game versus the Lions. The Bengals player covered Calvin Johnson in the end zone, when both players reached for a high pass that went out of bounds. Hall wound up landing awkwardly during that moment and immediately grabbed his ankle in pain.

Despite Hall being able to walk off the field, he appeared to be fighting back pain from a potential season ending injury. Hall was declared out for the rest of the game and there is no assurance of his return.   

Injuring your Achilles tendon can be painful and place a burden on your performance as an athlete or the ability to walk. Seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey who can diagnose your foot or ankle injury, and provide you with the best treatments possible for your condition.

Just What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our bodies. As the tendon that connects the heel to the calf muscles, the Achilles tendon helps with even the most basic movement in the legs such as walking. As a result, the Achilles tendon can risk incurring Achilles tendinitis or even a rupture. Those especially at risk include people who overexert themselves during physical activity, namely athletes.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms Include:

  • Inflammation
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Tendon Thickening
  • Slower Movement Time
  • Pain ranging from dull to severe

Achilles Tendon ruptures are caused by the tendon ‘snapping’ or ripping. There are often more painful and immediate as opposed to Achilles tendinitis. There are surgical and non-surgical methods in treating Achilles tendon ruptures, with recovery time possibly taking up to a year.

While no injury is completely avoidable, there are preventive measures that can lower your chances. This includes:

  • Incorporating strengthening exercises to your workout regimen such as squats and leg presses
  • Stretch your tendon before and after exercise
  • Wear comfortable, fitted footwear that is occasion-specific

And of course, if you believe you have injured your Achilles tendon be sure to visit a podiatrist immediately, as they can help diagnose and address your problem.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Man playing basketballSeveral people look forward to spending time outdoors and participating in recreational activities. However this hobby has been proven to cause more injuries to the Achilles tendon than professional sports. In Foot and Ankle International Journal, more than 400 men participated in a study and the result showed their Achilles tendon ruptured because of recreational sports.

Foot and ankle injuries can be seen frequently in athletes like basketball player Kobe Bryant. However, according to the study; it is less likely to happen with athletes, than it is with people who engage in recreational activities. Additionally, the older the participant is in recreational activities, the higher a risk they are act of injuring themselves. “Meanwhile, you’re at a higher risk because as you get older, your tissue gets less and less elastic, says Dr. Steven Raikin, author of the study.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an “unbearable frustration” and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitz can examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles to the calf and heel of the foot. The strongest tendon in the body, it is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such so important, any injuries to it can cause severe complications and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

- Inflammation
-  Pain Ranging From Dull to Severe
- Increased blood flow to the tendon

Treatment and Prevention

- Stretching before and after exercise
- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Muscle-bound: The treatments could herald a revolution in how we treat tendon and muscle issues across the human bodyScientists 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

- Inflammation
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility

Treatment

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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Description: http://media.healthday.com/images/editorial/HCH077.jpgA 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.

Causes

Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.

It can also cause:

- Muscle pain 
- Numbness in legs
- Cramps
- Skin discoloration
- Weakness
- Slower nail & hair growth
- Stiffness
- 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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