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Beauty queen Kiaraliz Medina fainted from pain after twisting her ankle backstage during the competition’s question and answer segment of Miss America. Medina later introduced herself to the audience with “I’m here to make the crutches look good”. No further injuries or conditions were reported.

If you are suffering from ankle pain, seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide you with treatment options.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

· Mild to moderate bruising
· Limited mobility
· Swelling
· Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things is to avoid further stress to the affected area.

Preventing a Sprain

·  Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
·  Stretching before exercises and sports
·  Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast, which will allow you to walk while stabilizing the ankle.  However, if the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required. 

If you have suffered a previous sprain, you may want to consider additional support, such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the full article on Ankle Sprains.


Description: Pau Gasol LA Lakers Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis; or inflammation of a tendon in the foot’s sole. According to Los Angeles Times Editor Eric Pincus, plantar fasciitisis an injury that can be resolved with treatment and orthotics. Gasol had missed eight games prior due to knee tendinitis. However, Gasol is likely to continue to play despite his condition.

If you are experiencing significant pain in your heels or the ball of your foot, where the plantar fascia is, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Dr. Khaimov can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

· Ill-fitting shoes
· Weight change
· Excessive running
· Non-supportive shoes
· Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

· Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
· Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read the full article on Plantar Fasciitis.


Description: http://cdn0.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/6520883/20130113_jel_sj7_067.0_standard_730.0.jpgHouston Texan’s rookie wide receiver DeVier Posey had a bittersweet performance in his postseason game against the New England Patriots, scoring his first ever career touchdown reception but also tearing his Achilles tendon late in the 4th quarter. According to sources, Posey will need surgery to correct the injury and might not be available at the beginning of next season.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury like Posey’s can be a painful ordeal. Luckily, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Dr. Khaimovcan examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

What Are the Most Common Injuries to the Achilles Tendon?

Tendon Ruptures:One may hear a popping or snapping sound if their Achilles tendon ruptures.  Symptoms are swelling, pain, and difficulty walking or bending the foot forward. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures available, and depending on the treatment you take, recovery can last up to a year from treatment.

Achilles tendinitis:Achilles tendinitis is the milder of the two injuries, and can be recognized by the following symptoms: inflammation, dull to severe pain, an increased flow of blood to the tendon, portions of the tendon growing in thickness, and a slower movement time. Tendinitis can be treated in many different ways and is often diagnosed by an MRI.

How Can I Avoid Injuries?

· Stretch before exercising, running or walking
· Calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and using the leg press
· Work out on a floor that is cushioned to relieve pressure on your heels.
· Find properly fitting and comfortable shoes

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read our Article to learn more about Achilles tendon injuries.


Description: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65195000/jpg/_65195831_65195809.jpgSteven Holzman, a builder from Bracknell woke up one morning to find his foot swollen with a severe case of necrotizing fasciitis. Holzman was rushed to the hospital where he had three operations in four days. Holsman states, “I’m lucky to still be alive,” after potentially losing his leg from a “flesh-eating bacteria.” Doctors believe Holzman developed athlete’s footand then suffered a small cut between his toes while working under wet conditions. “I’m very lucky to survive it, but I’m even more lucky that I’ve still got my leg,” said Holzman.

If you do catch athlete’s foot, or are experiencing foot pain, burning, or tingling that you think might be caused by athlete’s foot, it is recommended that you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Dr. Khaimov can properly examine your feet and determine if the symptoms you might have are being caused by athlete’s foot.  

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, locker rooms and public pools.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate feet with lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff nails
- Use anti-fungal product

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.

To learn more about tinea, visit our link below.

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

Read the Full Article on Athlete’s Foot.




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