Posts for: September, 2013
New Zealand’s University of Otago’s Prof. Lisa Stamp conducted an eight-week study that focused on gout patients and their Vitamin C intake. According to the results, Vitamin C did not help lower urate levels to a ‘clinically satisfactory degree’.
“Though Vitamin C may reduce risk of developing gout, our data does not support using Vitamin C as a therapy to lower uric acid levels in patients with established gout,” Prof. Stamp commented. While Vitamin C can still help lower the risk of developing gout, it is not a viable treatment for the disease.
Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from gout, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.
What is gout?
Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable. The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off of them to recover.
Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.
If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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Goalkeeper Ben Foster will sidelined for at least 12 weeks as a result of suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Foster limped off the field during Saturday’s draw at Everton, and will be having surgery after scans indicated the damage done to his foot.
Unfortunately, Foster will be missing the next two months’ games against Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Montenegro, including World Cup qualifying games. “There’s no hiding the fact this is disappointing news as Ben is a key player for us. He was excellent on Saturday before his injury forced him off.” head coach Steve Clarke had said to the team’s official website.
Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, 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. Khaimov can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.
Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.
Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:
· Blue (foot)
Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.
Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated. Trying to keep the foot rested is important as the bones need plenty of time to heal and recover.
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Although the New York Jets have a great victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars recently that is worth celebrating, they might not be so happy with having a player injured. Quinton Coples, outside linebacker for the team endured a broken ankle during the preseason game against the Jaguars.
According to ESPN New York, the injury is a minor fracture and is not something that requires extensive surgery. The incident happened when Coples rushed Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne causing a fumble during the second quarter of the game. This injury might cause a small setback for the Jets who were relying on Coples to be a prominent player in reviving the team from previous season losses.
A broken ankle can be a tough injury to endure and can cause one a great deal of pain. If you have broken your ankle, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.
When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.
Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle
- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle.
- Swelling around the area.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.
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The summer is a popular time for wearing flip flops. Although these shoes are trendy for being summer-friendly, they also incur the risk of developing hammertoeand other conditions since the often-flimsy soles do not provide good arch support for your feet. Minimize the risk by seldom wearing flip-flops and of course choosing footwear that provides good support for your body.
A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill fitting footwear.
The Importance of Proper Foot Support
Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support.
Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.
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