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Young Athlete Returns to Netball after Foot Injury 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

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.

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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Plantar FasciitisSan Diego Padres infielder Logan Forsythe has been struggling with an ongoing case of plantar fasciitis. As a result Forsythe wound up being limited to five at-bats since September due to pain in his right foot. While Forsythe has been attempting to avoid surgery, he acknowledges that surgery would be “the only possibility” if he does not heal from a month of immobilization and rest. For now Forsythe has received cortisone shots and wears a protective boot to help his foot recover.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey. Dr. Slomowitzwill examine your heel pain and determine if you have plantar fasciitis before providing further treatment options.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

· Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
· Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

· Excessive running
· Lack of adequate footwear
· Bad foot support
· Overpronation
· Obesity

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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