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http://media.graytvinc.com/images/gdp-FalconsJones.jpgAfter breaking his foot in a loss to the New York Jets last season, Atlanta Falcons player Julio Jones has shared that his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October.  The receiver also reported that he will be 100 percent ready for the season opener, where the Atlanta Falcons will host New Orleans. Jones showcased his regained speed at the end of one Falcons practice when he ran past cornerback Desmond Trufant to catch a 40-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan. While Jones is still unsure if the Falcons will allow him to participate in preseason games next month, the athlete’s main concern is ensuring he has no setbacks.

Getting back into sports after sustaining an injury requires time and patience. If you have experienced a foot or ankle injury and are looking to recommence activity, first consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can help you determine when you will be back on your feet and ready to play.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Crocked: Actress Jane Fonda, who suffers from osteoarthritis, wears a support on her right footJane Fonda, a prolific actress currently known for her role as Leona Lansing on the HBO show The Newsroom, has had to deal with osteoarthritis as she’s aged. The condition is particularly hard on her feet. “Arthritis hurts,” she said. “I’ve broken one foot four times and the other foot once and I’ve broken a lot of other bones too.” She currently has to wear a brace for an arthritis-related injury.

Fonda moonlights as a fitness trainer in addition to being a famous actress. She states that she has been able to keep the debilitating effects of arthritis partially at bay by getting plenty of exercise.

Arthritis is definitely painful, but it doesn’t have to limit you completely. If your arthritis is making it difficult to walk or stand, visit podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can perform a full assessment of your feet and do everything he can to ease your discomfort.

Caring for the Arthritic Foot

Humans will walk approximately 75,000 miles in the average lifetime. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and the joints become inflamed and distorted if arthritis occurs, making medical foot care and treatment crucial.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing proper shoes. Certain conditions can develop as a result of poor footwear, such as hammertoe, neuromas, or bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet be comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot can be problematic. Buying shoes that contour to your feet with good arch support can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

-Specific exercises that stretch the Achilles tendon can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
-Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications with Capsaicin.
-Massages can help to alleviate pain temporarily.

It is best to visit your doctor for treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Six Georgia teens have banded together to form Flip Flop Drop, a charity project that has recently been putting shower shoes onto the feet of Georgia’s homeless. The project has most recently been working with Inner City Night Shelter of Savannah, Georgia, where shower shoes are in great need. “As simple as it is, it’s just not in the budget,” says ICNS Executive Director Yvonne Pryor. “You don’t want to just go behind anyone with your bare feet—you’ll get athlete’s foot.”

“Every night, you have individuals after individuals taking a shower,” says Brian Heckmann, an ICNS resident. “Walking in there barefoot is kind of a little disgusting.”

Shower shoes can go a long way in preventing athlete’s foot. To learn more about other methods of prevention, see Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimovwill attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

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 it 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, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot
- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

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, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.
- Tinea thrives in mostly dark, warm and moist environments.
- Although many people never experience athlete’s foot, around 70% of the population may suffer from tinea at some point.

For more information about Athlete’s Foot, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Closer Look at Jon Beason's Foot Injury, Sesamoid FractureWhen athletes sustain injuries to the sesamoid bones in their feet, they usually have to get surgery on them. But when linebacker Jon Beason fractured a sesamoid in his right foot last month, his doctor suggested he try something different. He convinced the Giants player to go with a non-surgical form of rehabilitation that would let the fracture heal by itself.

Beason’s foot was enclosed in a cast designed to hold his sesamoid bones securely in place. His doctor believes that the blood flow around the bone will facilitate a natural repair of the break. Although details about Beason’s recovery are being withheld from the public, many analysts assume that he should be getting the cast off soon.

Injured athletes often have to go through foot rehabilitation before they can return to the field. If you’re an athlete who needs assistance rehabilitating from damage to a lower extremity, visit Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can provide you with professional treatment and advice as you work through the recovery process.

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 so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. 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. 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.

For more information about Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes, follow the link below.

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

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