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Fidel Edwards, paceman for Hampshire, suffered a broken ankle injury during warm-ups while preparing for his Specsavers County Championship Division One match against Yorkshire. He sustained the injury when his foot became stuck in the turf and he fell onto the ground. The extent of Edwards’s injury was at the time unknown, but he saw a specialist in late April for further consultation.

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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35-year-old New York City resident Denise Maione-Schwind has undergone ‘Cinderella surgery,’ or a Bunionplasty, to correct the bony bump on the side of her left foot that has been keeping her from comfortably wearing high heels. Determined not to wear flats on a night out, the flight attendant would often spend her evenings at home to avoid pain caused by the bunion. Despite the severity of the procedure, Denise was able to walk within a week. Since having fully recovered, Denise now happily wears any shoe she desires without having to endure any pain. The NYC resident even hopes to one day run the New York Marathon, which would have been a difficult and painful feat prior to surgery. 

To avoid extended pain, consider bunion treatment as soon as possible. For more information about bunion treatments, consult with one of our podiatrists of Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe, this usually indicates a bunion.

For more information about Bunions, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Nicholas BishopThree generations of the Bishop family, natives of Youngstown, have each been afflicted by Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (CMT), a rare genetic illness that damages the nerves and muscles of the lower extremities. It started with 73-year-old Don Bishop, who passed it down to his son Lee. Lee walked strangely growing up and thought he had inherited a tendency to high step at first, but in reality he was compensating for deteriorating Achilles tendons and nerves in his feet.

He in turn gave CMT to his son Nicholas, who is also starting to feel the loss of sensation in his limbs. Although there is no known cure for the disease, Nicholas believes that stem cells might be able to treat it.

Charcot-Marie Tooth disease is one of many types of nerve disorders that can affect the feet and ankles. If you are experiencing a prolonged loss of sensation in your lower extremities, speak to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can examine the affected area and prescribe an appropriate form of treatment.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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bunionsAccording to Newsweek, toe-shortening also known as toe-binding is an aesthetic treatment which is fairly new and being performed by podiatrists. Toe-shortening is usually performed alongside bunion removal in non-cosmetic surgery circumstances, and is gaining popularity in the US.

Toe-binding involves removing a knuckle, then pinning the toe back together to refuse the bones.

Nancy Velazquez, a high school teacher from New York’s Rockway Beach in Queens is satisfied about her toe-shortening procedure. "I'm honestly crazy about my toes now,” she said. Velazquez 47 indicated that her bunion and overlong toes made it difficult for her to walk or wear high heels and even dance.  

Many people know what it’s like to deal with painful and ugly bunions. For assistance with this deformity, call a podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will take a look at your bunions and make a recommendation based on their severity.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe, shifting toward the smaller toes, this usually indicates a bunion.

For more information about Bunions, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Bunions.