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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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Athletes with Foot Problems Make News Again in May 2015

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on Athletes with Foot Problems Make News Again in May 2015

In late May 2015, several athletes with foot problems made the national news. Perhaps you’ve heard about the one involving basketball star, Kyle Korver? During an Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers, he unfortunately sprained his right ankle. The 34-year-old pro is expected to spend some time off of the courts recovering. Of course that’s the kind of news that will likely dampen the mood of even the most optimistic Atlanta Hawks...

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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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Tips to Prevent Running Knee Injuries

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Running Injuries, Sports Injuries | Comments Off on Tips to Prevent Running Knee Injuries

Runner’s Knee is a common injury among runners often caused by the following: overuse, misalignment of the bones, weak muscles, or a direct blow or trauma to the knee. Although you always risk injury when you run, many injuries, such as runner’s knee can be prevented. Here are some tips to prevent knee running injuries. Strengthen Muscles: Strong core, hip and leg muscles keep your body aligned while you run. All of these muscles, especially the hips, prevent knee injuries. When your hips are weak or tight, the movements of your knees become limited. Running without this knee mobility forces your body out of alignment and strains the ligaments surrounding your knees. Incorporate light strength training in your workout regimen of these areas. Stretching: As mentioned above, flexibility in your hips can save your knees a great deal of...

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Just Like Us: Athletes With Foot Problems

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Sports Injuries | Comments Off on Just Like Us: Athletes With Foot Problems

Professional athletes are not just the spokespeople for the various foot care products we see on television commercials. Since many pros have a rigorous schedule of practicing and playing a sport, their feet are especially prone to the same foot & ankle problems that we might also experience. Here are just a few athletes with foot problems: Richard Sherman In the most recent SuperBowl game, this Seattle Seahawks cornerback was taken out of the game in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury after tackling someone from the opposing team. Writhing in pain on the field from the high sprain, he was forced to support himself on crutches on the field when the Seahawks celebrated their win later on in the night. Paula Radcliffe Runners are especially tough on their feet as they pound the ground for prolonged...

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