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Due to a high ankle sprain that occurred during a team practice, Dee Milliner of the New York Jets will be spending four to six weeks off of the field. The swelling of the sprain resembles that of a Grade 2 sprain, although the official details of Milliner’s injury have not been announced to the public.

Milliner will be spending all of his time on the bench during the first game of the regular season to ensure a quick and full recovery from his injury. While the Cornerback is out recovering, Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster will most likely be chosen to temporarily take his place. Jets coach Rex Ryan had stated in a press conference that he, as well as the other team officials, felt as though Milliner’s condition was healing properly.  

Some sprained ankles can be extremely worse than others, in any case it is always best to make sure your ankle is fully healed before engaging in strenuous activity. If your ankle is sprained, consult with Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer all of your related questions.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.


What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things is to avoid further stress to the affected area.


Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

 
Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast, which will allow you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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The Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II both indicate that a woman’s chances of contracting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) increase by 63% if she drinks soda on a regular basis.  To make matters worse, this increase spikes up to 164% if the patient happens to be over the age of 55.

The first NHS study involved 79,000 American women, while the second NHS study consisted of 107,330. The participants involved in the study were asked every four years about how often they drank soda.  The data did not show any correlation between drinking diet soda and contracting RA.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a very painful disease. For foot and ankle care, visit podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario can treat your podiatric needs.  

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occurs, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet
Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain often initially presents in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot. Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be genetically inherited, so if you have a family history of RA, you may be predisposed to suffer from it as well.

Symptoms
- Swelling & pain in the feet
- Stiffness in the feet
- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

Diagnosis
Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition.

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Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

Shoe Inserts May Prevent Tendon Injuries

Dr. Jonathan Sinclair of the University of Central Lancashire conducted a study regarding orthotic insoles and how they can prevent an Achilles tendon injury. The study focused on 12 male runners and observed them as they ran with and without orthotic insoles. The surface they ran on was a mat equipped with special sensors to measure their strike force.

The study shows that wearing orthotic insoles improved the runners’ resistances to Achilles tendon injuries by dampening the amount of pressure of the tendon in question. “This probably happens because orthotics offer further cushioning to that already provided by the shoe midsole,” Dr. Sinclair claims.

Achilles tendon injuries can be very serious and should always be treated by a medical professional. If you think you have this kind of condition, pay a visit to podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario can help you make a complete recovery from your Achilles tendon issue.

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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