Tag Archive 'ankle'

Five Tips For Holiday Healthy Feet

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Don’t let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet. 1. If the shoe fits, wear it—When hitting the dance floor or the shopping malls during the holiday season, don’t compromise comfort and safety when picking the right [...]

Foot Problems in Runners

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Millions of runners take to the streets, tracks and trails everyday. People run for health, for fitness, for stress relief and for fun. There are casual joggers, trail runners, sprinters, marathon runners and elite competitors. Despite these differences, all runners are susceptible to foot problems. Common foot and ankle conditions in runners [...]

Lower Extremity Changes Experienced During Pregnancy

Amplify’d from www.jfas.org The anatomic and physiologic changes occurring with pregnancy result in a variety of symptoms affecting the lower extremity. The purpose of this investigation is to provide a comprehensive look at the lower extremity changes experienced during pregnancy and correlate symptoms with underlying etiology in a literature review. In this retrospective study, 100 [...]

Volleyball Injuries of the Foot and Ankle

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org The repetitive jumping and side to side movements required in volleyball increase the risk of injuries to the foot and ankle. Volleyball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains are a common injury in this sport. Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine [...]

Sports-Related Ankle And Foot Injuries On The Rise

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, football-related toe, [...]

The Facts on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections, and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Early attention is vitally important. Whenever you sustain a foot or ankle injury, you should seek immediate treatment from a podiatric physician. This advice is universal, even though there are [...]

Back-to-School Soccer Season: Foot & ankle injuries

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Parents and coaches should think twice before coaxing young, injury-prone soccer players to “play through” foot and ankle pain, according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. “Skeletally immature kids, starting and stopping and moving side to side on cleats that are little more than moccasins with spikes–-that’s a recipe [...]

Study:Foot Doctors May Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows. Podiatrists, also called podiatric physicians, are medical specialists of the foot, ankle and lower leg. “More than half of all amputations in the U.S. are related to diabetes. Podiatrists are detecting conditions that can lead to amputation. [...]

Ankle Taping Decreases Movement Detection

An ankle sprain is the stretching or tearing of one or more of the ligaments around the ankle. A ligament is a strong, fibrous band which connects bone to bone and holds a joint in position. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Bone Graft Plug Use in Ankle Bone Defects

A talar dome lesion is a crater-like defect in the cartilage of the talus (ankle bone) which also affects underlying bone to various degrees.  Trauma, such as repeated ankle sprains, is the most common cause, but certain medications, such as oral steroids, and metabolic or genetic causes may also play a role. Ankle sprains cause [...]

Garnett to Play Friday Despite Foot Injury

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics strained his right midfoot at the end of the 2nd quarter in Game 2. He sat out practice on Wednesday, but was able to practice on Thursday. Garnett is expected to play in tonight’s game, game 3 against the Cavaliers. A midfoot strain is the partial tear of ligaments [...]

Ankle Joint Implant

Ankle joint replacements are becoming more common with almost 4,500 patients expecting to undergo ankle joint replacement this year. The most common reason for ankle joint replacement is arthritis. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Eagle’s Westbrook Recovering From Ankle Sprain

Philadelphia Eagle’s running back, Brian Westbrook, sprained his ankle on the first play of the second quarter against the Steelers last Sunday. As Westbrook jumped over corner back William Gay, he landed on the back of Tra Thomas’ leg, sustaining a right ankle injury. His ankle was taped and he finished the game with 52 [...]

Balance and Ankle Instability

Researchers from The University of Sydney, Australia, evaluated ankle instability in 58 participants. Twenty-seven participants were found to have ankle instability as classified by the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool and 31 participants with normal ankle stability were used as a control group. A landing test was used to evaluate postural control. Participants stood on a [...]

Ankle & Wrist Fractures Common in Skimboarding

Skimboarding is a sport which combines skateboarding and surfing. The sport, which has increased in popularity in recent years, involves running along the beach in shallow water, dropping the board and “skimming” on the water. More advanced skimmers will ride out to the breaking waves and catch the waves back to shore. A recent article [...]

Simple Exercises May Help Ankle Instability

Research published in this month’s issue of Clinical Rehabilitation found balance training to significantly improve stability in those individuals with a history of chronic ankle sprains. Twenty-nine participants with chronic ankle instability were assigned to a 4 week balance training group or a control group. The participants in the balance training group had supervised ankle [...]

Jake Peavy – Video Update

Jake Peavy, who sustained a posterior tibialis tendon tear in his right ankle on May 22nd was re-evaluated yesterday by the team’s othropedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Copp. The examine was encouraging and he should be able to remove the cast boot in 2 weeks and start rehab on his ankle. Normal recovery time for a [...]

Ankle Sprain Treatments

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. Over 90% of ankle sprains are inversion ankle injuries which means the ankle rolls out, while the foot rolls in causing tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The initial treatment for ankle sprains is P-R-I-C-E-E, which means protected walking, rest, ice, [...]

Brian Westbrook’s Ankle Surgery is a Success

Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles is recovering from an ankle debridement surgery they are calling a success. Dr. Mark Myerson, a well known orthopedic surgeon, performed the surgery this morning in Baltimore. Westbrook did not have an ankle scope (arthroscopic surgery) as was previously reported, nor did he have bone spurs removed. Dr. Myerson [...]

Brian Westbrook: Understanding Ankle Debridement

The following discussion of ankle debridements and anterior impingement syndrome was posted before information about Westbrook’s surgery had been reported. Westbrook does not have bone spurs on the front of his ankle. Please see our updated blog post on his surgery for more information. Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles is scheduled for surgery tomorrow [...]

Maverick’s Howard May Have Ankle Scope

Josh Howard of the Dallas Mavericks managed to finish today’s game with 15 points despite troubles with a recurrent ankle injury. Back in December, Howard was placed into a walking boot to help rest his left ankle. At the time, an MRI showed no structural damage and they did not expect he would have surgery. [...]

Ankle Injuries Are Most Common Recurrent High School Sports Injury

A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed high school sports injury data over a period of 3 years through the High School Reporting Information Online system. 13,755 injuries were recorded during 5,627,921 athlete exposures. Ten percent of all injuries were recurrent injuries with football players having the highest rate of recurrent [...]

Radiofrequency Lesioning for Neuritis

In an analysis of 75 patients with heel pain due to medial calcaneal neuritis, researchers found that 95% experienced satisfactory pain relief with radiofrequency thermal lesioning (RTL). Neuritis is the inflammation of a nerve. In the foot, neuritis is generally caused by rubbing, irritation or excess pressure on the nerve. The medial calcaneal nerve branches [...]

Taping Decreases Ability to Detect Ankle Movement

Ankle taping is a common preventative measure used to help prevent ankle sprains in athletes with recurrent ankle injuries. To determine how well individuals could detect ankle movement after taping, researchers measured the threshold for movement in 16 participants with a history of recurrent ankle sprains. Movement threshold was measured at three different speeds and [...]

Ankle Stretches Increase Strength in Elderly

A study from Portugal shows that a simple set of foot and ankle exercises can increase strength and improve balance in elderly individuals. Forty eight individuals, with an average age of 78 years old, were divided into two groups. Strength of ankle dorsi-flexors and plantar-flexors, balance and functional mobility were measured as a baseline for [...]