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Danny Choi of Adelaide United suffered a stress fracture foot injury in early November, ending his stint with the team. He had to have surgery to repair the fracture and was expected to be out for 10 to 12 weeks. Choi had originally joined United in October as a replacement for Marcelo Carrusca and had participated in two games leading up to his injury. Following his injury, Choi is no longer available for a contract next season.

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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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Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin suffered a hairline fracture foot injury during the World Cup of Hockey exhibition game on September 9, according to an MRI. The original prognosis suggested Seguin “take seven to 10 days off skates.” Seguin had recovered from a previous Achilles injury and had to sit out for several months during playoffs.

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
March 25, 2014

Angie EverhartActress Angie Everhart was seen at a health care center recently after sustaining an ankle injury. The former fiancée of Joe Pesci battled thyroid cancer last year and now was seen by doctors after sustaining an unexpected foot injury. Everhart Tweeted:  

"I had a crazy experience this past weekend. Injured my ankle by crossing my legs too long...Wtf!?! "The crossing of my leg on my perineal nerve cause (sic) it to go to sleep, can't move my foot. No joke. Was in hospital for 3 days. I'm in a leg brace and all. Doc (sic) says it will come back but will take a few weeks. Very scary."

Ankle injuries can place a burden on the ability to walk properly and manage day to day activities. For expert assistance in foot and ankle care, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can help you identify your foot condition and provide a solution to your ankle injury.

What to Know About Ankle Injuries

It is very common to incur an injury to the ankle. As the point of connection from the leg and the foot, the ankle is susceptible to sprains and fractures due to its location. Ankle sprains, the most common ankle injury, occurs when the foot is twisted in an unnatural way. This unnatural twisting results in severe pain as a result of inflammation and swelling. This inflammation and swelling comes from fluid leakage into the tissues, which sensitize and place additional pressure on the nerves. Heavy blood flow also occurs, which is why swollen ankles are warm to the touch. Ankle sprains can occur by the following means:

· Sports injuries
· Slipping on stairs
· Walking on uneven ground

While ankle sprains can be minor, if you are experiencing severe pain, bone deformity, loss of sensation or even an inability to walk, it is a sure sign that you require immediate medical attention. X-rays could determine potential fractures. The ankle can experience injury in the joint, tendons, and ligaments. Anytime there is an ankle injury ice should be applied to the injured area in order to reduce inflammation. To reduce pressure, elevate the ankle above the level of the heart and apply an elastic bandage as needed.

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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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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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
January 14, 2014

Broken ToeSaturdays singer Una Foden will be making her debut in Splash!, despite sustaining a broken toe during a practice rehearsal. “Una has been putting everything into her training but is having to take it as easy as possible right now because she’s in a lot of pain,” sources told Mirror. ‘She wasn’t even jumping off the board when it happened. She was practicing landing in foam in a ‘dry dive’ area and her foot just buckled.’

One of the main celebrities for Tom Daley’s new series, the singer-songwriter will be working on healing her toe while continuing to perform in spite of the pain. Foden turned to social media, tweeting: ‘I’ve had a broken baby toe for a couple of weeks. I know it’s the poorest excuse for a moan ever but boy does it hurt.’

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. If you sustained a broken toe, consult podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can assess your toe and provide the best treatment options for your recovery.

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

o   throbbing pain
o   swelling
o   bruising on the skin and toenail
o   the inability to move the toe with ease.
o   toe appears crooked or disfigured
o   tingling or numbness in the toe
o   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. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

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