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Devin HarrisDevin Harris, an NBA All-Star and former player for the Mavericks, was being courted by Dallas last year for the second time in his career, this time with a deal that included a $9 million paycheck. But unfortunately for Harris, the teams’ doctor found out that he had a damaged metatarsal in his left foot that would require surgery to correct.

Harris had the surgery done, and was in the process of recovering when another injury, a stress fracture, cropped up. These made his rehabilitation take even longer, but by the next summer he was finally healthy again. Harris was given another contract by the Mavericks, though at a lower salary, and now returned onto the court with his old team.

If you have incurred a serious foot or ankle injury, getting back into sports can be a daunting prospect. For assistance with returning to your active lifestyle, contact podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can assess how much progress you’ve made with your recovery and provide you with the foot and ankle care you need.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office in New York, NY. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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lakersKent Bazemore, Lakers’ shooting guard will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2014 season. A medical examination recently revealed thatBazemorehas a tear in the tendon in his right foot and will have to have surgery to correct it.

Bazemore was dribbling along the edge of the court during a game against the Clippers last week when he suddenly felt a pop in his foot and collapsed. He is scheduled to undergo surgery to fix the ligament. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Bazemore is just one of many players on the team that have been injured this year, including Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Xavier Henry.

Luckily, Bazemore performed well this year and the team is likely to re-sign him for next season.

Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injury can be a real downer.If you have a sports related foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can treat your sports-related podiatric injuries.

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.

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

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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
February 17, 2014

broken anklesBryan Oviedo of Costa Rica was hoping to get to participate in the summer world cup for his home country. However, Oviedo’s chances might be diminished after a devastating injury in a game against Stevenage.

Oviedo was injured during the first half of Everton’s FA Cup fourth round match  when his studs became stuck in the turf while attempting a sliding tackle. Oviedo was aided by his teammates and taken to the hospital immediately, where it was found that he incurred a broken ankle.

Broken ankles are painful and uncomfortable. If you suffered a fracture to your ankle, a visit to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry just might be what you need to help make your ankle better.   

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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Boston Celtics v Memphis GrizzliesMemphis Grizzlies’ Quincy Pondexter is out “indefinitely” with a tarsal navicular stress fracture in his right foot. Pondexter had just gotten a newly extended contract from the Grizzlies, but now it looks like he’ll be out for the rest of the season.

The small forward has had a disappointing year so far anyway, partly due to a broken nose he suffered from earlier. Mike Miller will be subbed in for Pondexter’s position until he finishes recovering from his stress fracture.

Sports players can tell you that stress fractures in the feet are painful and annoying. If you have an injury and think it might be a stress fracture, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can diagnose your problem and help you find the best way to treat your condition.

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?

Common among 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.

- Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
- A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones
- Set a regimen for running or other activity

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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