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Podiatrists Warn, Don’t Let Winter Activities Cause Ankle Sprains and More

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Ankle Injuries, General Foot Care | Comments Off on Podiatrists Warn, Don’t Let Winter Activities Cause Ankle Sprains and More

Although ankle sprains can happen anytime, the tail end of the year tends to send more people rushing to the podiatrist than any other. They aren’t the only injuries that may occur either. It’s also not uncommon for podiatrists to see a rise in cases of FHL tenosynovitis, plantar fascittis, hallux rigidus, metatarsalgia, athlete’s feet and frost bite. Most podiatry offices attribute those increases to poorly maintained surfaces, winter sports, badly chosen footwear, snow blowing and snow shoveling activities. They can all really wreak havoc on the ankle joint and the foot in general. With that said, local podiatrists are urging everyone to remember the following: Do ditch the smooth-soled dress shoes, ultra thin pantyhose and high heel boots. Instead, opt for insulated, waterproof footwear that will provide sufficient traction, warmth and support for the weather at hand. If...

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Broken Ankles Can Be Successfully Treated By Podiatrists

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Ankle Injuries, Foot & Ankle Surgery | Comments Off on Broken Ankles Can Be Successfully Treated By Podiatrists

Broken ankles are one of the most common, worrisome injuries that can occur among active individuals. Broken ankle injuries typically occur when an individual falls, trips or ends up in some form of accident (i.e. bike crash). Most of the damage is generally caused by the initial impact or moving the ankle in an awkward way. On a positive note, a Vernal podiatrist visit may help resolve ankle fractures and breaks. Upon arriving to the office, your podiatrist will ask for a recap of what happened and conduct a visual examination of the ankle. He or she will be looking for areas of inflammation, pain, tenderness, bruising, weakness and deformity. Besides the visual exam, your Vernal foot doctor may also order a stress test, MRI, X-ray or CT scan to help determine the severity of the break. Afterward, he...

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How to Treat Ankle Sprains

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on How to Treat Ankle Sprains

Getting ankle sprains due to an accident can be painful and can result in mobility issues for a significant period of time. While the main recommendation when suffering with ankle sprain is to see your Vernal podiatrist , WebMD has some ideas using what it calls the PRINCE approach….here is a summary: You should Protect the damaged ankle using some kind of brace with a built-in air cushion along with a compression wrap such as an elastic bandage 24 to 36 hours after the accident. You should Rest as much as possible, not putting a lot of pressure on the ankle, using crutches when walking. Applying Ice for the first 48 to 72 hours after the accident helps to reduce swelling. Do this 10 or so minutes every one to two hours. Addressing the inflammation that results from an...

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