Posts for tag: Fracture

By Dr. Evan Vieira
December 04, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Fracture   Lisfranc fracture  

                                     

A Lisfranc fracture is a common injury of the foot, usually suffered in a high impact fashion.  This causes the 1st and 2nd metatarsal or long bones of the foot to separate.  A Lisfranc injury is sometimes complicated to treat as this is one of the most important supportive ligaments to the structure of the foot.  

This type of injury can require surgery, but with some new advances in technology we have been able too achieve amazing results with the use of a period of immobilization and external bone stimulation devices. Above are images of a female patient who suffered such an injury.  As you can see the bottom of the 2nd metatarsi bone is clearly broken, however the next image shoes it healed in only about 5 weeks!  
 
This is just one example, but if you find yourself with a foot injury we are here for you too!
By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
March 08, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Foot Care   Fracture   ankle  

Get a foot bath- you will need to fill the foot bath with warm, swirling water and then soak your foot in it. The warm water will serve to loosen and relax the muscles, and that is why you are supposed to have the warm foot bath after removal of the cast. It will be best if you soak your foot as much as possible. The warm foot bath will later be followed by the application of ice pack to the ankle. 

Bone supplement- you can also invest in some of the best bone supplements as nutrition is also part of successful healing process. Just make sure that the bone supplement you are buying has magnesium and high levels of calcium because magnesium helps with the absorbency of calcium in the body.

Foot elevation- always try to elevate your foot as much as possible. To assist you with this look for comfy pillows so as to make yourself comfortable. Bright pillows can also contribute to lift your mood during this healing period.

Good food choices-studies have indicated that some of the foods are not good when you are healing from a fractured ankle. You should, therefore, avoid those foods that reduce the healing power of your body. When you are recovering from a broken ankle, avoid sugar as well as pain relievers including aspirin.

Avoid smoking- as we saw earlier, smoking can increase the time your fractured ankle takes to heal. You should, therefore, quit smoking even if it is for good so that you also do not cause your ankle some serious damage.

With the above tips along with seeing a podiatrist for fractured ankle, you will be back on your feet as soon as possible.

 

By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
March 08, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Foot Care   Fracture   ankle  

Aside from the pain, it might seem like a good thing to sit on the couch waiting for your fractured ankle to heal while you change channels searching for your favorite shows. Well, the sad part will come in when days and weeks begin to pass by, and you do not see any hopeful changes to your ankle fracture.

Your one fantastic recovery time might start to feel like a prison sentence. Most people at this point will be anxiously looking for ways they can speed up the healing process. Lucky enough, there are some tips which you can use to speed up the healing process.

The healing mostly depends on the kind of fracture that you have. A simple break will take a minimum of three months, but smoking will mean that it takes much longer than this. If there is a dislocation or several breaks, then you might need six months of healing time or even a year. 

Tips to Speed up Healing

As you are gradually healing, you will need to take part in physical therapy to make sure no complications arise and that you recover completely. Therefore the following are the tips which you can incorporate so as to hurry up your healing.

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