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What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on What Do You Want to Know About Sprains and Strains?

Sprains and strains are injuries to the body, often resulting from physical activity. These injuries are common and can range from minor to severe, depending on the incident. Most sprains and strains are minor and don’t require medical attention. Sprains occur at joints and affect ligaments, which connect bone to bone. Strains affect muscles or tendons, which connect muscle to bone. They most often occur at the calf, thigh, or groin. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, contact us...

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What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

At its mildest, ankle pain is uncomfortable. In its most severe cases, ankle pain can be debilitating, rendering the sufferer unable to walk. Most often, ankle pain is described as a dull, persistent ache that occurs when the ankles bear weight or when they are in motion. Ankle pain can occur in anyone, regardless of age or gender. However, it’s most common in athletes and men under the age of 24. In women, ankle pain is more prevalent over the age of 30. What causes ankle pain? Often, ankle pain occurs after a fall or sports injury. However, there are numerous other causes of ankle pain. A sprain is one of the most common causes. An ankle sprain results from injury to the ligaments that connect the ankle bones. If one of the bones in the ankle is fractured,...

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Ankle Sprain Study Released: Warning Issued to Women Who Love High-Heels

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on Ankle Sprain Study Released: Warning Issued to Women Who Love High-Heels

In May 2015, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® published a study that confirmed what podiatrists have known for decades. High-heel shoes may potentially cause wearers to experience ankle sprains as well as a cavalcade of other injuries. The study looked at foot and ankle injuries over a span of 10 years, starting with 2002. But one doesn’t have to go back that far to see what kind of damage wearing high-heels can do to the ankle. In April 2015, high-heel wearing Britney Spears had a very public accident on stage. The video of her injury made its rounds on social media and in the mainstream media. So, many people got to see the unfortunate incident go down. In the end, she had to alter her tour schedule to accommodate what the media reports widely claimed was an...

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Foot Care For Wearing Heels

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, General Foot Care, Heel Pain Treatment | Comments Off on Foot Care For Wearing Heels

For many women, shunning high heels and sticking to comfortable, podiatrist-approved footwear is not an option. Heels have become part of what is considered a polished and finished look. If you’re attending an event, networking, interviewing for a job, or getting married, heels, event modestly high ones, are not only the norm, they are expected. It makes appropriate foot care challenging, but not impossible. If you are the type who has to wear heels more than two days out of the week, below are a few tips to wear your shoes safely, and for the most part, comfortably. Know Your Foot Knowing the size and shape of your foot is very important. Some people go their entire lives wearing shoes in the same size without considering that their feet may have grown as they’ve aged (hint: they do). Some...

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Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis | Comments Off on Celebrities with Foot Problems: Stop and Drop Those Awful Habits Now!

What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks, Meg Ryan and Kate Moss have in common? They’re all celebrities with foot problems and they have a lot of company. Over the years, a large number of female celebs have either been called out or spoken out about the damage footwear has done to their well manicured feet. Some of the lovely ladies have caused their feet to develop everything from bunions, calluses, hammertoes and plantar fasciitis to ankle sprains and fractures all in the name of high fashion headlines. There have even been incidents of footwear allegedly causing sacroiliac joint pain, back problems and knee osteoarthritis. So what can non-celebrities learn from their glamorous idols? For one, wearing shoes that are too tight and don’t provide enough support are bound to create problems in...

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Professional Athletes’ Broken Ankles Capture Headlines in Early 2015

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on Professional Athletes’ Broken Ankles Capture Headlines in Early 2015

In early 2015, a number of professional athletes were temporarily put out of commission thanks to broken ankles. Among them were University of Kentucky’s Janee Thompson and Los Angeles Kings’ Tanner Pearson. Thompson reportedly broke her tibia and Pearson, as it later turned out, actually broke his fibula. Both are two of the three bones that make up the top ankle joint. The other is the talus. It should also be mentioned that there is another joint in the foot that connects the ankle bone to the heel bone. It’s called the subtalar joint but apparently neither athlete broke that one this time around. When the tibia, fibula or talus breaks, it can be quite traumatic for athletes and everyday Joes alike. In most cases, swelling and severe pain are immediately present and the injured person can no longer...

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