Cleveland Clinic podiatrists stress the importance of proper footwear to avoid stress fractures. When people start taking up exercise, it is not uncommon for them to choose the wrong footwear. Unfortunately, the wrong footwear can cause stress fractures of the foot because they are ill-fitting, allow the foot to move too much, and don’t support the foot and ankle.
Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use. Because of this, the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection, the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus causing stress fractures.
What are Stress Fractures?
They are cracks in the foot bones common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
-People affected with Osteoporosis
-Play tennis or basketball
-High impact workouts
Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves high impact movement will aggravate pain.
The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.
- Surgery with support pins around the fracture helps
- A great intake of Calcium and Vitamin-D helps for strong bones
- Set a regimen for running or other activity
- Wear supportive shoes
If you experience any discomfort or stress stop what you are doing and get rest. If symptoms persist see an orthopedic specialist right away.
If you have any questions or think you may have a stress fracture, please feel free to contact our office in Milburn NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
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Many women go to extremes to wear high heeled shoes; recently, it has become more popular for women to inject Botox into their feet in order to make wearing high-heels more comfortable. It is not the best way for women or anyone to take care of their feet by injecting fillers, as there are other ways to make walking more comfortable. Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center sees many patients with every day foot care needs.
It is important to know how to take care of your feet with the following tips:
Often, people take care of their bodies, faces and hair than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of ourselves that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no suspicious bruises that we may not have noticed before.
For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health as well as make it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.
Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes may be important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the show. Clean socks and a foot powder can help prevent athlete’s foot fungi, foot odor and can absorb sweat. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.
The little things you do to take care of your feet can yield you good results as well as better health in the long term.
If you have any questions about foot care, please feel free to contact our office in Milburn NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
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New York Giants' star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured his foot during the Giants’ training and recently received surgery on his right foot. Nicks and the Giant’s medical staff already have a timetable worked out for his return to the field thanks to the quick and successful surgery on his fifth metatarsal bone. When it comes to foot surgery, Dr. Howard Hyman sees many patients with foot injuries at his practice.
Foot surgery is usually the last option that would be necessary when it comes to healing an injury. Usually, rehabilitation is meant to help and aid your healing process, but when this process does not show to be effective or if the damage is too severe for regular rehabilitation, surgery may become necessary.
Foot surgery may be useful for those afflicted with severe bone issues within the foot and may be healed with surgery that leads to reconstruction of the foot. Sometimes surgery is necessary when there has been a serious injury as a result of an accident, birth defect, congenital malformation, and many other possible issues. It is said that every year there are new advancements to foot surgery techniques. This is a good thing for those who need help overcoming their foot problems. The feet are a very important part of the body as it allows us to move about and complete everyday tasks as well as enjoy life. It is important to always take the best care of your feet. Often times, the feet are the most overlooked part of our bodies when clearly we should be doing more to maintain their health as well.
Finding the right podiatrist can help you learn more about the issues of your feet if any and they can help you get on the right track to literally get back onto your feet again. If you have any questions or think you might have an Achilles tendon injury, please feel free to contact our office in Millburn, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.