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foot and ankle surgeryArizona Diamondbacks’ left fielder Mark Trumbo suffered a stress fracture last week in a game against the Chicago Cubs, and is expected to be out for six weeks.

"I felt kind of a cramp," said Trumbo.  "I played defense and came back in and said it didn't really feel too good. Later that night, I felt pretty bad and I realized running was going to be pretty difficult. It's a stress-related thing. It could have been a ticking time bomb. There could have been a lot of inflammation around that area and it gave way finally."  

Stress fractures are extremely painful injuries. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the feet or ankles, see a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz will provide the care that you need.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

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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.

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broken anklesBryan 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.

Broken Ankles

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.

Diagnosis

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.

Treatment

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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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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By gary@hurtheel.com
April 04, 2013

Tony Parker guard of the San Antonio Spurs  injured his left ankle in the third quarter against the Sacramento Kings after coming down on his leg awkwardly. Parker was assisted off the court and into the locker room, now Manu Ginobile will step in and take his place. Although the team is making it into the playoffs with or without Parker, this leaves the San Antonio Spurs without their superstar player.

Athletes can miss important games as a result of ankle sprains as in the case of Tony Parker. Ankle sprains should always be treated, no matter how minor it may seem If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.

How Ankle Sprains Occur

Ankle sprains take place when ligaments are stretched or torn beyond their capable limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; including something as simple as walking. Ankle damage can happen from walking on uneven terrain or losing one’s footing.

What are the Symptoms?

· Skin Discoloration
· Bruising
· Swelling
· Limited Mobility

How to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes keeping it propped up and elevated, remaining off your feet and applying ice packs as needed. Wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers can also be helpful. The most important step is to avoid placing further stress to the affected area.

Preventing a Sprain

· Wearing occasion-appropriate shoes
· Stretching before exercises and sports
· Knowing your body’s limits

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