Posts for tag: Ankle Injury
This year’s Glastonbury festival left a lot of people with sprained ankles and tired muscles. Although it is usual for attendees to be exhausted after Glastonbury, it is unusual for the exhaustion to be caused by poor ground conditions. The ground at this year’s festival was covered in mud, and it made navigating throughout the area difficult. A young man named Tom stated that his father fractured his ankle from dragging his leg through the mud. Walking in the poor conditions proved to be extremely exhausting for the attendees, and it caused many of them to have sore muscles.
Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will attend to your foot and ankle needs.
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
- Bruising of the area
- Area appears to be deformed
If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.
If you have any questions, please feel free to 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 care needs,
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Justin Bieber, who has been on his Purpose World Tour, recently sparked media attention after falling off stage during a performance. Although he was able to come back from the fall injury free, he then suffered a sprained ankle from a game of basketball between friends. While the pop star is recovering, he plans on continuing his world tour. “Gonna be taking it easy tonight on stage, sprained my ankle playing ball,” he stated before his Ohio concert.
Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
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. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, 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 our office located 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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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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