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Items filtered by date: July 2014
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uriah-hallAt UFC 175, Uriah Hall scored the victory Thiago Santos. However, with that victory came a broken toe. While commentators are unsure when the injury happened, they first noticed it when Hall limped midway through the first round.

Hall had difficulty moving around after that, but was able to ignore the pain and secure the win over Santos. After the fight he posted a photograph of an X-ray of his foot online that showed that the second toe in his right foot was horribly dislocated.

Broken toes hurt. If you think your toe is broken, contact podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginariocan evaluate the severity of your injury and help you decide how you want to proceed with your treatment.

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
  • the inability to move the toe with ease.
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe
  • injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe.

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Triathlete Akhil Viz participated in the 2014 Cotswold 113 with the goal of completing the race in less than four and a half hours. The cycling and swimming of the competition were not difficult for Viz. However, it was the running portion that was a real challenge.

This difficulty level spiked significantly since Viz had to adjust his biomechanics to running as opposed to cycling or swimming. Viz was almost worn out towards the end, but he was still able to accomplish his goal by finishing with the impressive time of 4 hours and 29 minutes.

Biomechanics make up your body’s movements. For foot and ankle conditions and injuries, contact podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginariowill treat your foot and ankle needs.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body causing an interference with the biological structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

- Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics.

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Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00

University of Calgary Develops Study

running-shoesRunners often pick shoes that are tailored to their unique biomechanics. This is partly due to the wisdom of sports medicine specialists. However, modern scientists are disputing this notion. They believe comfort is the most important attribute of a running shoe. Proponents of the comfort theory maintain that other details are minor in comparison.

To try and settle this debate, scientists at the University of Calgary is developing new study that will focus on the effects of comfort in running shoes, correlating them with the rate at which runners develop injuries. The ultimate goal of this study is to provide shoe developers with tips for future shoe designs.

For optimal foot health, you should understand the differences between walking and running shoes. If you have any foot or ankle injuries, see podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginariocan treat your foot and ankle needs.

Foot Health: The Differences between Walking & Running Shoes

There are great ways to stay in shape: running and walking are two great exercises to a healthy lifestyle. It is important to know that running shoes and walking shoes are not interchangeable. There is a key difference on how the feet hit the ground when someone is running or walking. This is why one should be aware that a shoe is designed differently for each activity.

You may be asking yourself what the real differences are between walking and running shoes and the answers may shock you.

Differences

Walking doesn’t involve as much stress or impact on the feet as running does. However, this doesn’t mean that you should be any less prepared. When you’re walking, you land on your heels and have your foot roll forward. This rolling motion requires additional support to the feet.

Flexibility – walking shoes are designed to have soft, flexible soles. This allows the walker to push off easily with each step.

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Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

Woman Recovers from Morton’s Neuroma

wendy-desbrow1Nurse Wendy Desbrow of Bruntingthorpe first began feeling the painful effects of her Morton’s neuroma while installing new decking on her home. Desbrow’s condition began as a feeling of slight pain, but eventually the discomfort grew to the point of becoming unbearable. In fact, Desbrow’s foot hurt so badly that she would sometimes have to pull over to the side of the road while she was driving and wait for the pain to go away.

Although many physicians examined Desbrow’s feet, only one was able to correctly diagnose her with Morton’s neuroma. Desbrow finally underwent surgery after four long years of dealing with her condition, and now her foot is back to its full health.

Morton’s Neruoma can be debilitating. For assistance with dealing with a neuroma in your foot, tsee podiatrist Dr. Alfred Sanginario of Active Foot Care. Dr. Sanginariocan treat your foot and ankle needs.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones. Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition. When a person has Morton's neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

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