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Items filtered by date: April 2015
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Monday, 27 April 2015 00:00

Hallux Limitus troubles Kim Kardashian

kimKim Kardashian has recently taken on a new foot procedure called a “Loub Job” to reduce high heel foot pain such as the hallux limitus. Hallux limitus occurs in the big toe and causes limited movement in one of the joints leaving the toe unable to move up or down.

The procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the first joint of the big toe to restore lubrication and cushioning to the joint. The procedure is said to reduce pain and increase the range of motion in the toe. Kardashian and many high heel wearing women are opting into the procedure to avoid surgery.

Untreated hallux limitus can become very painful. To learn more, see Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

What You Need To Know About Hallux Limitus
Hallux limitus is a medical condition which stands for “stiff toe.” This is an arthritic condition in which movement of the big toe is constrained. The pain is usually allocated between the large toe and foot.

Symptoms 
Toe pain is common, therefore many people tend to overlook this issue and believe it’s nothing serious. But, if you notice sharp pain, bone growths, tightness around the joint and even changes in the way you walk. It is vital to see a podiatrist before your condition worsens.  

How Do I Get It?
Genetics – hallux limitus can be inherited from your parents, or someone can be who is born with a predisposition to arthritis as well.
Injury – overuse can cause trauma to the joints leading to extra bone growth and wear away the cartilage.

Treatment
Lifestyle & Physical Therapy – having motion and massages to the given area will help slow down complications and gradually increase flexibility.

R.I.C.E. – stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Combining the R.I.C.E method with other treatments is proven effective.

Surgery
If there are no signs of improvement, surgery will be the final option. Surgeries performed are the arthrodesis which fuses the joint. The cheilectomy is when the joint is cleaned of scar tissue, therefore the toe can move freely.

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

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Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

Hallux Limitus troubles Kim Kardashian

halluxKim Kardashian has recently taken on a new foot procedure called a “Loub Job” to reduce high heel foot pain such as the hallux limitus. Hallux limitus occurs in the big toe and causes limited movement in one of the joints leaving the toe unable to move up or down.

The procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the first joint of the big toe to restore lubrication and cushioning to the joint. The procedure is said to reduce pain and increase the range of motion in the toe. Kardashian and many high heel wearing women are opting into the procedure to avoid surgery.

Untreated hallux limitus can become very painful. To learn more, see Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

What You Need To Know About Hallux Limitus
Hallux limitus is a medical condition which stands for “stiff toe.” This is an arthritic condition in which movement of the big toe is constrained. The pain is usually allocated between the large toe and foot.

Symptoms 
Toe pain is common, therefore many people tend to overlook this issue and believe it’s nothing serious. But, if you notice sharp pain, bone growths, tightness around the joint and even changes in the way you walk. It is vital to see a podiatrist before your condition worsens.  

How Do I Get It?
Genetics – hallux limitus can be inherited from your parents, or someone can be who is born with a predisposition to arthritis as well.
Injury – overuse can cause trauma to the joints leading to extra bone growth and wear away the cartilage.

Treatment
Lifestyle & Physical Therapy – having motion and massages to the given area will help slow down complications and gradually increase flexibility.
R.I.C.E. – stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Combining the R.I.C.E method with other treatments is proven effective.

Surgery
If there are no signs of improvement, surgery will be the final option. Surgeries performed are the arthrodesis which fuses the joint. The cheilectomy is when the joint is cleaned of scar tissue, therefore the toe can move freely.

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

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

Hallux Limitus troubles Kim Kardashian

bunions7Kim Kardashian has recently taken on a new foot procedure called a “Loub Job” to reduce high heel foot pain such as the hallux limitus. Hallux limitus occurs in the big toe and causes limited movement in one of the joints leaving the toe unable to move up or down. The procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the first joint of the big toe to restore lubrication and cushioning to the joint. The procedure is said to reduce pain and increase the range of motion in the toe. Kardashian and many high heel wearing women are opting into the procedure to avoid surgery.

Untreated hallux limitus can become very painful. To learn more, see one of our podiatrists from Berks Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

What You Need To Know About Hallux Limitus
Hallux limitus is a medical condition which stands for “stiff toe.” This is an arthritic condition in which movement of the big toe is constrained. The pain is usually allocated between the large toe and foot.

Symptoms 
Toe pain is common, therefore many people tend to overlook this issue and believe it’s nothing serious. But, if you notice sharp pain, bone growths, tightness around the joint and even changes in the way you walk. It is vital to see a podiatrist before your condition worsens.  

How Do I Get It?
Genetics – hallux limitus can be inherited from your parents, or someone can be who is born with a predisposition to arthritis as well.
Injury – overuse can cause trauma to the joints leading to extra bone growth and wear away the cartilage.

Treatment
Lifestyle & Physical Therapy – having motion and massages to the given area will help slow down complications and gradually increase flexibility.
R.I.C.E. – stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Combining the R.I.C.E method with other treatments is proven effective.

Surgery
If there are no signs of improvement, surgery will be the final option. Surgeries performed are the arthrodesis which fuses the joint. The cheilectomy is when the joint is cleaned of scar tissue, therefore the toe can move freely.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Shillington and Hamburg, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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brokenfootScunthorpe United Striker Tom Hopper has returned to the parent club Leicester City due to surgery on his broken toe.

The 21-year-old sustained the toe injury after putting in the last goal of their 4-1 win at Leyton Orient. The striker was supposed to be on loan to Glanford Park, but has been cancelled since news of the injury broke out. Manager Mark Robins states, “We gave him a rest and shut him down for three weeks in a hope there would be a union between the bones, but there hasn’t been. We tried him yesterday but it was still not good.”

It is best for Hopper to get the surgery and rest he needs to heal the toe so he can come back stronger and contribute as a part of the team.

A broken toe needs to be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet contact podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

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

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injuryAfter experiencing soreness in the right foot he broke last October, basketball star Kevin Durant will reportedly remain out indefinitely for the rest of the season.  Looking ahead, however, many are concerned that Durant’s injury may affect him for future seasons to come. Durant sustained a Jones fracture on his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, creating a limited amount of blood flow to the area.

This lack of blood flow will prevent the injury from healing as easily as other types of fractures, with other NBA players suffering similar injuries eventually needing reconstructive surgery on the foot. Sports injury expert and certified athletic trainer Jeff Scotts commented, “The re-occurrence rate and potential complications are relatively higher than other injuries.

Additionally the timeline necessary for a full recovery remains difficult to predict from person to person.”
Full recovery is much more difficult if one continues to play sports with a foot or ankle injury. If you would like assistance with an injury, see Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Our doctor will assess your injury and provide you with a quality treatment plan.  

Playing Sports with Foot Injuries
Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include:

  • Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
  • Stress Fractures
  • Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
  • Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
  • Strains

For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.

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

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