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NBA player Jeff Taylor of the Bobcats will be off the court for the rest of the season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon during a game against the Detroit Pistons. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said it would be too early to estimate how many months Taylor will be out, though surgery will definitely tell the severity of the injury, even if Clifford believes Taylor will be ‘just fine’.
“What I relayed to him is it’s unfortunate for him and really unfortunate for his teammates, because he’s a big part of this team,” Clifford said. “But his mindset has to be on his career now. And for his career, it shouldn’t be a problem. From what other guys (rehabbing from similar injuries) have done, if he has the same approach to his injury that he has to improving his game, then he should come back and be 100 percent.”
Achilles tendon injuries hurt. If you suffered an injury to your Achilles tendon you should consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can evaluate and treat 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:
- 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.
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Cocktail waitress Cheryl Haase has problems with her feet on a daily basis due to wearing heels on the job. “Most of us girls have been here for 20 years, 15 years. This job has really done a number to our feet and they know it,” Haase said. Haase groups with fellow waitresses hoping to sway the industry for waitresses to be allowed to wear more comfortable (and foot friendly) shoes in an industry whose ideal is ‘the higher the heel, the bigger the tip’.
Working on your feet can be tough on your feet. A podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey understands the complications this can have on one’s health. Dr. Slomowitz will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.
Working on Your Feet
Standing on your feet, especially at work, for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.
Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.
Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.
Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.
Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen.
With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.
Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.
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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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