Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:00

MLB Player Hoping for a Quick Recovery


Ben Revere of the Philles has contended with his feet feeling “like nails.” Revere states his right foot is currently being held by pins. Revere suffered a fractured foot, placing undue stress on it within his first season with the Phillies last July; Revere hopes that the pins in his foot could play a major role in healing.  

"Everybody says the first time you get traded to a new team, you feel like a rookie again," Revere said. "It's true. Now I feel a lot more comfortable. I know what I've got to do. I know how everything is over here in the organization." Revere hopes that his injury will only be a temporary one, looking to get back on the field as soon as possible.

Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injurycan be quite devastating. If you have a sports related foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginariowill treat your foot and ankle injuries.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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

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Three years ago, 43 year old teaching assistant Emma Bech suffered a devastating stroke. Bech’s stroke rendered her paralyzed down her right side, rendering her unable to perform tasks we take for granted such as speaking, walking, feeding and dressing. Thanks to an electronic device being worn around her leg; Bech has worked towards regaining her mobility.

Bech also suffered from drop foot, which tends to occur often with stroke survivors. ‘I could feel sensation in my foot, but couldn’t control it properly,’ says Emma. According to Daily Mail, 300,000 stroke survivors suffer from a condition known as drop foot, which can make walking difficult. Drop foot also increases the chances of suffering injuries to the feet.

Anyone who is on their feet needs to have good support. If pain or discomfort in the feet has affected your daily routine, consult podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario can treat your foot and ankle needs.

 

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions by:

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and

tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.

Learn more on how to eliminate foot pain by following the link below.

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

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simon-lambertHurler Simon Lambert was sidelined after incurring an injury on the field at the All-Ireland semifinal in Dublin. Lambert’s injury was quite severe, as he ruptured both sets of ligaments and a cruciate ligament which required reconstruction. In fact, Lambert’s pain had caused him to verbally lash out at his doctor more than once. Lambert’s reconstructive surgery was performed in August 2013.

Fortunately, Lambert’s rehabilitation process has been progressing smoothly. Lambert aims to be back on the field as he trains hard and continues along the road to recovery.

Anyone contending with an injury or disorder that affects the feet and ankles has a variety of therapy options available. For more information, consult podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginario can work with your foot and ankle needs.

Most common injuries

People who are constantly on their feet are prone to a variety of injuries. Therefore, it is important to take part in physical therapy in order to get back on the right track quickly.

What to do when injured

Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. This is important for those wanting to get back into the game quickly. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.

During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. These are some steps physical therapy often involves:

  1. Basic stretching & twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.
  2. Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate and relax the muscles.
  3. Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.    

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

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Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

St. Kilda Saint Sustains Foot Fracture

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23 year old Jack Steven of the St. Kilda Saints suffered a foot fracture as a result of a training injury. “Scans conducted late this afternoon revealed a fracture in his right foot which is obviously disappointing for both Jack and the club on the eve of the 2014 season,” Chris Pelchen, head of the St. Kilda’s said.

Unfortunately, this means Steven will not be able to train for at least a month, but fortunately will not require any form of surgery. “It’s important to note that the fracture is not stress related and followed an innocuous incident during training,” Pelchen added. Steven’s fracture is in his right sesamoid bone and is expected to miss at least 8-10 weeks depending on how long it takes his injury to heal.
A sports related foot or ankle injury  definitely keeps people out of the game. If you or a loved one has suffered a sports related foot or ankle injury, come see podiatrist Dr. Ripepi of Ripepi Foot & Ankle Clinics. Dr. Ripepi can treat the injury and help you work on rehabilitation.  

Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries 
Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis
•           Plantar Fasciosis
•           Achilles Tendinitis
•           Achilles Tendon Rupture
•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again.

To learn more about sport related foot and ankle injuries, please follow link below.
For more information, contact one of our offices in Parma or Rocky River, OH. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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