Wednesday, 04 June 2014 16:32

Marathon Runner Speaks of Running Injuries

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old-sneakersBruce Ward has been running for 40 years, and he knew that wit running comes several consequences many runners aren’t prepared for. As Ward started training for his half-marathon, he was aware his body needed adjustment and preparedness on the lower extremity. “  I was warned it would be hard on the joints. My knees were fine, as it turned out. But my sudden absence must have been hard on the joints I used to hang out in after work with my reporter buddies,” stated Ward. One of Ward’s fellow running associates even required surgery as a result of running injuries.

Sometimes foot and ankle injuries require surgery. If your foot or ankle is injured, consult podiatrist Dr. Lori Weisenfeld of New York. Dr. Weisenfeld can treat your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions

- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues

- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

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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Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:45

Actress Falls from Wearing Heels

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence does not have the best relationship with high heels. At the X-Men: Days of Future Past premiere in New York, Lawrence took a fall while wearing strapped high heels. Lawrence’s slippage occurred while walking up a staircase towards a photo call. Fortunately, Lawrence was saved from a second close-call thanks to the intervention of an assistant, who grabbed Lawrence’s wrist in time.

The Hunger Games star is known for falling, especially during the Oscars. In fact, Lawrence fell on the red carpet for two years in a row. However, Lawrence still manages to remain graceful in spite of her clumsy habit.

High heels may be popular, but they aren’t high in the eyes of your feet. If you have foot or ankle complications from wearing heels, see podiatrist Dr. Lori Weisenfeld of New York.  Dr. Weisenfeld can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

 

 

 

 

 

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

  • Joints in the Ankle
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?

For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, visit our link at the bottom.

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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Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:35

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Suffers Broken Toe

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Luke Rockhold was able to defeat Tim Boetsch in a middleweight bout at UFC 172. However, the 29 year old Rockhold didn’t just gain as far as victories go. Rockhold revealed at the UFC 172 post night press conference that he fractured his toe, presumably during the fight itself.

Rockhold uploaded a photo that revealed his x-rayed injury on Instagram. It was the middle toe in his right foot that was fractured. According to the UFC rankings Rockhold is number 5 in the world rankings, making a title bout a possibility in the near future.  

Broken toes can take anyone out of the fight. If you sustained a toe injury, see podiatrist Dr. Lori Weisenfeld of New York.  Dr. Weisenfeld can attend to your foot and ankle injuries.

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

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • inability to move the toe with ease.
  • crooked or disfigured appearance
  •  tingling or numbness in the toe
  • fever or chills throughout their body

It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Alleviate swelling 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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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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Monday, 12 May 2014 00:00

Actor Sustains Calf Injury On-Set

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John Simm’s new TV thriller PREY has been put on hold after the Simms injured his leg while filming. According to the Star, the scene was high-energy, with Simm’s protagonist battling through numerous situations suggesting danger.

We were on about the third take of me clambering up this wet verge. As I launched myself forward my foot slipped and I felt my calf muscle tear." The injury forced producers to halt the shoot while Simm underwent treatment. Simms stated that he did proper stretching exercises and prepared correctly and that the injury was unexpected.

Achilles tendon injuries hurt.  If you injured your Achilles, see podiatrist Dr. Lori Weisenfeld of New York.  Dr. Weisenfeld can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.

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