Posts for tag: Foot Injury
Uriah Hall might have been able to secure the win against Thiago Santos at UFC 175 this week, but not without a price. As it turns out, Hall broke his toe during the middle of the opening round. As a result, Hall’s causing his performance to be much more uneven than usual.
Hall was visibly in a lot of pain for most of the fight, and spoke briefly with a UFC physician during the third round. But in the end he ignored the discomfort and trounced Santos handily. A later medical examination eventually revealed that one of the bones in the second toe of his right foot was horrifically dislocated.
What to Know About a Broken Toe
Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
Symptoms of a Broken Toe
- throbbing pain
- bruising on the skin and toenail
- the inability to move the toe with ease.
- toe appears crooked or disfigured
- tingling or numbness in the toe
- injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.
Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe.
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While Chris Bath was forced to stop dancing ballet as a young girl due to knock-knees and flat feet, today the Seven Sunday Night host is still supporting her love for dance. Through her role as the new ambassador of Form Dance Projects in Parramatta, Bath is backing a push from local business and creative leaders to create an artistic hub in the city. Fourteen years ago, Form Dance Projects began as a community outreach center; today it is looking to accommodate its 800 dancers, choreographers, and school students.
“I loved dancing, but was not anatomically made for it so I had no turnout, my knees always wanted to knock in and my feet were also flat,” says Bath. “I realized at age 12 when my teacher told me, but I refused to give in. This is the great thing about Form, it’s not just dancing—there are opportunities to become involved in workshops, choreography, special artistic projects.”
Flat feet can be a debilitating condition. If you have flat feet contact podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can discuss with you several options to help alleviate the problems of flat feet or other podiatric conditions.
What are Flat Feet?
Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.
Conditions & Problems:
Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.
Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.
Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.
- Pain around the heel or arch area.
- Trouble standing on the tip toe.
- Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
- Flat look to one or both feet.
- Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Paramus and Paterson, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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On New Year’s Eve, Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera turned to his 50,000 Twitter followers posting several updates on his gnarled foot. Geraldo claims it was a botched back surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York which caused his foot to disfigure.
“Getting ready for surgery on foot ruined by [Hospital for Special Surgery],” Rivera tweeted Tuesday. A photo of his mangled big toe set atop a copy of the day’s New York Times was included. “Patient is reasonably good spirits despite hair riot,” Rivera then tweeted with a selfie inside Mount Sinai Hospital, also in New York. On his third tweet, Rivera posted “On the mend,” accompanied with a picture showing his foot and wearing a brace. In his final tweet, Rivera stated “heading home!” while taking a picture of him in his crutches.
Foot surgery is a serious proposition that should only be done after a full medical consultation. If you are thinking about surgery to fix your foot injury, consider talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can present you with a range of treatment options and help you decide on the best one.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, contact our office located in Warminster, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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United Kingdom professor Dr. Mick Wilkinson of Northumbria University in New Castle gave his endorsement to barefoot running a few weeks ago, telling new runners it might be best for them to start barefoot.
Dr. Wilkinson completed the Great North Run without shoes in 2011. When running barefoot; the front of the foot strikes the ground first. When it comes to sneakers, the heel hits the ground first. Wilkinson encourages starting off slowly or with minimalist shoes, but claimed you should ignore the urge to run on grass and start on hard surfaces immediately.
The Impact of Barefoot Running
-Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
-When running barefoot the landing is done on the front part of the feet.
The Advantages of Barefoot Running
-When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
-It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
-Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.
The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running
-No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
-Blisters may form.
-Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
-Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.
It’s best to slowly transition from running shoes to barefoot running. Once the feet begin to adjust, try walking, then jogging and gradually increasing the distance, or consider minimalist running shoes.
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Korenthal remains not only optimistic, but uses his experience to reach out to others. "If my participation in this extraordinary event can raise just a few extra thousand dollars for those heroes, then all of the hard work and pain that will go into preparing for this event will have been worth it,” he said. Money from the Million Dollar Challenge Race will be donated to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, to help disabled athletes get back on their feet.
A podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey understands the complications a foot injury can have on one’s health. Dr. Slomowitz will guide patients in the right direction and provide you with the appropriate treatment options.
Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes
Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. Rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.
Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?
If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.
Physical Therapy Gives Hope
Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes. It is best to seek out rehabilitation as soon as possible so there are better chances for a full recovery, no matter how severe or minor the injury is.
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