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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
February 12, 2015

After jogging during a vacation in Florida, Michigan governor Rick Snyder reportedly felt a “pop” in his right foot. Following visits with doctors in both Florida and Michigan, the Republican governor has discovered that his right Achilles tendon is torn. Snyder says jogging is part of his Healthy Michigan, but has told The Detroit News that he “overdid it.” According to spokeswoman Sara Wurfel, Snyder describes the pain as “not horrible.” The Michigan governor has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election. When asked about running, he responded that he’s “working on literal running first.”

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with this condition, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.

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Broken FootActress Christina Applegate The Samantha Who? star was getting ready to star in the 2005 revival of Sweet Charity when she suddenly suffered a foot injury. This would have been Applegate’s Broadway debut but suffered a setback.

"I don't think disappointing is a word that can describe how awful that whole experience was, how sad it was. 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," said Applegate.

Applegate was replaced by an understudy before returning to the stage, but she couldn’t demonstrate her intricate dance moves by the doctors’ orders.

While painful, a broken foot can be managed and treated by a podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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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.

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