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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:

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


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.


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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March 11, 2014
Category: Foot Care

fracturesDuring a regular floor routine, junior and gymnast Ally Riedel suffered a Lisfranc fracture in which her metatarsal bones were displaced from the tarsus. The tumbling pass, finishing with a double backflip in pike position was a normal move that she’d completed hundreds of times; however, this particular time the unexpected mishap came mid-flip. She found that her body counter-rotated with her momentum and twisted, not landing normally in a two-footed position.

Her coach from Cary Gymnastics helped her off the mat at the Fremd Gymnastics Sectional and a trainer examined and iced her foot. Yet, Riedel still made it to states. She had this to say, “I was so thrilled. Coming back from this injury, I wasn’t really expecting to make it to state.”

Getting back into a sport after a recent injury can be daunting—unless you have someone guiding you on the safest, healthiest path. It is recommended you speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can offer expert advice and help you recover from your sports injury.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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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.


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.


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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Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate has shared the story about how she broke her foot right before her debut performance in a Broadway show with the public. The show was a revival of Sweet Charity, and she injured herself while performing in one of the previews.

"I don't think disappointing is a word that can describe how awful that whole experience was, how sad it was,” Applegate said. “I'd been working so hard, dancing my butt off, and once it (her foot) was broken, I could never do the show the way I had rehearsed it.” An understudy filled her role until her foot had healed appropriately.

A broken foot is a typical injury, and also a very painful one. If you suffered an injury like a stress fracture as a result of a broken foot, you should consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can evaluate your foot and ankle and assist you in getting the care you need.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is when one of the bones located in the foot fractures, or breaks. About 10% of broken bones occur in the foot.

Bones typically break when an object crushes, bends, or stretches the bone. In the foot, the location of the broken bone is usually indicative of how the break occurred. Toes usually break when something hard and solid is kicked with great force. Broken Heels are usually a result of falling from a great height and landing on the feet. Other broken bones in the feet can occur because of a twisted or sprained ankle. Most of the time, a broken foot results from a sudden accident or injury. Sometimes small cracks can form over time in the bones of the feet from repeated stress. These cracks are called stress fractures and usually only occur in athletes that put a lot of pressure on their feet, like runners, dancers, and gymnasts.

Symptoms of a broken foot typically include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness. Occasionally the pain of a broken foot may be so severe that walking is not an option. However, this depends on the location of the broken bone within the foot.

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Lucas Glover during the final round of the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.Golfer Lucas Glover has been determined to partake in the Wyndham Championship at any cost, even if it means playing with an broken toe. Glover broke the middle toe in his right foot on the crib of his 3 month old daughter Lucille, forcing him to withdraw from Wednesday’s pro-am.

However, that did not stop Glover from going into the open-round tee the next day, and is even more determined to go into the championship. “He was dead set on playing,” manager Marc Barnhardt said to Golf Channel, “he had to withdraw last year because of his knee and he considers this a home game. He’s determined to play if he can.”

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

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
· swelling
· 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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