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PRP InjectionsAt the Radiological Society of North America’s most recent meeting, they were presented with the findings of a new study done by Dr. Alice La Marra involving platelet-rich plasma injections. 80 participants who led active lifestyles and had tendon problems were given three shots a day for 21 days.

The results showed that test subjects who had degenerative tendon disease had increased functionality and faster recovery times when given PRP injections. Sports-assessment questionnaires were given to determine the effectiveness of the injections, and those who had Achilles tendinitis had scores that were 80% better, while those with patellar tendinitis scored 75% better.

PRP injections have been shown to improve the healing process of many foot and ankle injuries. For more information, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your injury and determine if PRP would be a good solution for your condition.

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is blood taken from a patient and spun in a centrifuge, concentrating the amount of platelets. The plasma is then re-injected into the site of injury or damage, assisting the body in repairing damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissue. PRP helps the body speed up in its healing process.

Uses of PRP

Injuries affecting the foot sometimes don’t heal properly because of poor blood circulation. The healing time slows down and recovery time is affected by poor blood supply. PRP injections will speed up recovery and resolve this issue.

Treatment

PRP is the first regenerative treatment for damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments. No surgery needed. It is only applied with an insertion of a needle.

Ultrasound – An ultrasound is needed for proper placement of the platelets.

Injection – When the first injection is received, the patient will return to the doctor in about 2 to 3 weeks and monitor the recovery process.

Recovery time – Some people respond to treatments differently. Therefore, depending on your condition, the doctor will make any remaining decisions on how many more injections are needed, or if any additional ones are even required.

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Sports InjuryDuring an attempt to block a shot made by an opposing team member, St. Louis Wild player Zach Parise took a blow on an instep and injured his foot. What kind of injury and how bad it is are still unknown.

“You try not to get too worried about it until you find out what’s really wrong,” Parise said.

Meanwhile, the Wild coach Mike Yeo believes his team will still be alright, although they will suffer without Parise. “When a guy like Zach gets hurt, it’s always concerning because he’s a top-notch player and brings an awful lot more than just scoring goals. But I do think we’re a deep enough team and have enough character that we should be able to battle through it.”

Foot rehabilitation after an injury can be as important to athletes as the initial treatment. To ensure that you are recovering optimally, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess the progress you’ve made and help keep you on the right track

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed.

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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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http://www.thecorsaironline.com/lifestyle/2013/11/13/foot-fractures-common-in-osteoporosis-victims/Victims of osteoporosis have weaker bones and therefore are more prone to breaking them. Osteoporosis is to blame for about 1.5 million bone injuries per year, and these often include fractures in the feet. Doctors suggest that those who have this condition get regular exercise and make sure they get enough calcium in their diets.

These measures will help make bones stronger. If you have osteoporosis or are trying to avoid developing it, a good way to keep your metatarsals strong is to play sports like volleyball that involve putting all your weight on your feet.

Stress fractures are likely to occur if feet aren’t taken care of. If you believe you may be suffering from a fracture in your foot, call a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can diagnose your problem and will present you with the best corrective options available.

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.  Then 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 called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

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 in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

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

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Stretching ExercisesMany people often experience pain in their feet from time to time. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, there are a few simple exercises that may help alleviate some of the pain experienced.

One such stretch involves sitting with the legs straight out in front of you while angling your toes toward your head and then away from it. Another exercise involves rolling your foot over a golf or tennis ball to help stimulate the nerves. These exercises are great for anyone who is on their feet all day or heavily involved in physical activity.

Stretching exercises are necessary to reduce the chance of injuring your feet while exercising. If you have concerns about physical activity and the health of your feet, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess the health of your feet and give you instructions for stretching them.

Giving Your Feet the Stretch It Needs

Foot pain is very common for people. Our feet carry the entire weight of the human body all day and can be easily strained from overexertion. The feet can receive cramping which can be from any number causes. Pain in the feet can be alleviated without medication and or doctor visits.

How stretching helps:

Stretching relaxes the feet and eases pain whenever performed. It is important to perform stretching slowly and gradually with no force. Stretching should only be held for several seconds, and then relaxed.

Tips to Perfuming the Perfect Stretch:   

Sit and cross one leg over the other by pulling the toes carefully back without overextending. Start by resting the left ankle on the right knee. With the left hand, gently flex the left foot by pulling back on the toes. Do not pull too hard, just hard enough to feel the stretch in the arch of the foot. Then point the toes of the left foot as far as you can. Rotate the motion of pointing with pulling back on the toes.

The stretch should be performed 10 to 20 times, bring immediate relief. Repeat the whole process with the other leg.

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Prince Harry has broken his toe“Can’t stop, won’t stop” seems to be the living catchphrase of Prince Harry. Despite somehow sustaining a broken toe, the 29 year old Harry continues to train for a trek in Antartica. The royal prince is scheduled to participate in a 208 mile journey as part of a Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

The brutal walk is 16 days long with temperatures plummeting as low as -31 degrees Fahrenheit, with the prince marching with veterans of the British, Commonwealth and the United States militaries. Kensington Palace officials have not revealed just how the prince fractured his toe, but it’s clear that not even an injury can stop him. The goal of the march is to raise $2million for rehabilitating and re-training injured troops.

Suffering from a broken toecan be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
 

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

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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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