Posts for: August, 2013
Jaguars running back, Maurice Jones-Drew will be making a big return to the game of football. Recently, the athlete injured his foot in Oakland leaving him unable to play for quite some time. Given the okay by doctors, the football star will be training with the rest of his team soon. Jones-Drew suffered a Lisfranc injury.
“He came back and they put him through multiple tests, his cutting and things like that, he did outstanding. You’ll see him out there getting some reps, but we want to be smart with that and bring him along slowly,’’ Coach Gus Bradley said. Jones-Drew doesn’t seem to be bothered by those who think they may have lost a step in his eighth season after suffering a serious foot injury. “As I got older, I think my drive to be the best running back is what kind of gets me going, to be the best overall running back. That’s what drives me now,” said Drew.
Facing such an injury can be daunting, but with proper care returning to previously enjoyed sports and activities is not impossible. Receiving treatment from a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC help you manage your injury as well as provide solutions for how to get back into the sports you enjoy.
Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries
Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:
In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.
Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.
Anyone suffering a stress fracture should visit a physician immediately. Most treatment involves refraining from any activities that place extra or undue stress on the ankle, including refraining from participation in any sports. Those interested in a quick recovery need to be mindful of their treatment process and invest in it thoroughly in order to ensure they can return to their passion in full force.
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Researchers in the U.K have come up with a suggestion for a running shoe that takes tiny springs generally used in beds to captivate the shock of a sprinter’s foot hitting the ground. Injuries emerge in more than 70 percent of runners in a given year; in spite of the improvements in the structure of running shoes being put out in retail stores said Jim Richards, lead researcher.
Shockwaves are generated when a runner’s foot hits the ground, which may lead to foot and leg injuries such as shin splints, runner’s knee, or stress fractures, states Elizabeth Palermo of TechNewsDaily. "If you had a car suspension with just a damper and no spring in it, then you'd have a very bumpy ride," Richards said in a statement about this year's Summer Science Exhibition. "Therefore, having a shoe that incorporates both provides a much-improved shock-absorbing system compared with existing technology."
While the creation of this product hopes to help prevent injury, injuries may still occur. If you have sustained an injury while running or wish to learn more about how to prevent running injuries you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options.
How to Prevent Running Injuries
Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.
What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.
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Carol Cornachini, owner of Branhaven’s Plaza Shoetique, worked with a group from BHcare, which is an organization assisting people who are mentally ill or struggling with substance or domestic abuse. BHcare bridges that gap by providing them with shoe-fitting and new footwear services. “We serve our customers the old fashioned way,” Cornachini says, “we take care of them. We want them to feel taken care of. We want them to walk out of here happy customers and come back happy customers.”
The mother of two descends from a lineage of shopkeepers and works as a school-nurse during the regular school year. The group of women exchanged hugs and smiles with the staff, stating they had never ‘felt so special’ or having worn a nicer pair of shoes. Cornachini has engaged in these acts of kindness for years, adding a personal touch to her customer service and business.
Wearing properly fitted exercise shoes can serve to prevent injuries and adverse conditions to your legs and feet. Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can help size your feet and provide recommendations on the best exercise footwear for your feet so they remain healthy and can provide care should you develop any foot problems.
Getting the Right Shoe Size
There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.
· When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
· When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
· Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
· Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
· Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses
· If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes
As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat your feet right by choosing the right pair of shoes that can provide them comfort and mobility with minimal pain.
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Obesity has been widespread in America for several decades. The ailment already accounts for roughly 60 percent of females in some counties. Luckily, physical activity has been increasing too, keeping counties in California, Kentucky, Florida and Georgia in mind. Unfortunately, while more Americans are getting more workouts into their schedules, just as many are in distress from obesity as well.
“More aggressive strategies to prevent and control obesity are needed. Diet and changes in individual behavior are key components,” according to Dr. Ali Mokdad, study researcher and professor of global health at the University of Washington. The study found that more men have been keeping physically active, but that the increase in physical activity from 2001 to 2009 was greater in women. Obesity is often linked with health conditions such as Type-2 Diabetes and diseases of the heart, and should be addressed.
Experts blame excessive eating and drinking for the increase in those prone to obesity. Your feet are an important part of your body, and if you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Kahimov can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
Obesity and your Feet
Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.
Problems & Complications
Extra Weight– Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.
Diabetes– People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.
Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot.
Footwear – Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.
Orthotics– These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.
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We are in the midst of summer, and everyone is taking out their favorite pair of flip-flops. Little do they know, flip-flops offer lack of protection against falling objects, and can lead to internal foot damage to bones, according to Laura Schocker of Huffington Post.
Spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association believes flip-flops can trigger foot ailments such as: tendonitis, stress fractures, foot pain, ankle pain, blisters, and plantar fasciitis. "The feet are the foundation of your whole body. This is the base of the skeleton," says Jackie Sutera, a podiatrist in New York City.
Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC help you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.
Flip-Flops and Feet
How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?
· Ankle problems
· Hip problems
· Lower back problems
· Changes in the way you walk
Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?
· Sprained ankles
· Cuts and Scrapes
I like wearing flip-flops, are there safe alternatives?
When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and are made of high quality materials that will support for your feet. These flip-flops will cost more, but will also last longer as a result; make sure you are purchasing your flip-flops from a respected brand too. Replacing your flip-flops every 3-4 months is suggested to provide maximum support and protection for your feet.
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