Posts for tag: foot injury

By Dr. Evan Vieira
March 19, 2018
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Basketball   Foot Care   foot injury  

                             

March Madness is here!  One of the most exciting times of year in sports.  Basketball is an exciting, high energy, fast paced sport.  Constant lead changes and fiercely competitive college athletes make the NCAA tournament amazing.  

Basketball is very often synonymous with lower extremity and foot injuries.  The nature of the sport puts a lot of stress on the feet and ankles.  Sprains and fractures are unfortunately a common injury for these types of athletes.  A sprain, or tearing of a ligament is often treated with a. period of immobilization, but can require surgery.  The same goes for fractures of the feet.  
 
We here at advanced podiatry are experts in all types of lower extremity injuries.  So. if you find yourself sidelined we can get you back on the court. Go Orange!
By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
March 20, 2017
Category: Foot Injury
Tags: Foot Care   foot   Hiker   foot injury  

After hearing sad news of the activist hiker who was killed walking barefoot across america to raise awareness of climate change, there are many lessons that can be learned from his sacrifice. I don't claim to be an expert on highway safety or pedestrian dynamics, but what I do know is feet. During his trek, the activist would post selfies of his bruised, swollen feet to document his journey. While his dedication was quite a feat of feet (very proud of that one), as a podiatric physician, I can't help but comment on the myriad of issues that can arise from attempting any barefoot activities. 

As can be inferred, stepping on glass or other roadside debris is a bad idea. No matter how callused the skin, open wounds on the skin of the feet can have severe consequences. 

Nobody has a perfect foot. While most imbalances are the result of inherited bone structure (thanks mom and dad), the compensation that the supporting structures of the foot are forced into can cause pain and instability. After repetitive cycles of loading and pressure, the structures in the foot can break down and remodel in a detrimental way. Swelling is the body's way of saying that something is wrong, and not addressing foot issues can lead to chronic damage. Shoes are a good way to support the structure of the foot, but shoes are cut from a mold of what the "average" foot is thought to look like. A custom insole is the best way for any long distance athlete to properly support the foot to achieve the maximum individual potential for greatness! No matter the foot type, we can make a mold of your foot and fabricate a device that supports your individual skeleton.

As my grandmother used to say, 'no matter what you do, be smart about it.' 

By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
March 18, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot   care   foot injury  

So you went out for St. Patrick’s day, drank large amounts of green beer, and now you have a splitting headache and your big toe is warm, red, swollen and so painful you can’t even bear to have your bedsheets touch it. After a couple powerades, your head is better, but your toe is still killing you! You don’t remember kicking anything or getting your toe stomped on while river dancing, so what gives?

Barring any traumatic event or infection, the presentation of these symptoms is consistent with a diagnosis of gout. Hereditary factors often play a role in having gout, but it is not uncommon that a person with no family history of gout or elevated uric acid will have a flare up. 
 
Uric acid is a naturally occurring compound in the body that is a product of the metabolic breakdown of purines, which are found in high concentrations in meat and meat products, anchovies, mackerel, scallops, game meats and beer. At high levels, uric acid crystalizes and gets deposited in joints, tendons and the surrounding tissues causing a localized inflammatory reaction. It also may cause kidney stones, additional kidney issues and arthritis.
 
While a gouty attack can occur in any joint in the body, for some reason, over half the cases involve the joint of the big toe. The first step (which is excruciating if you have gout) is evaluation & gout treatment by a podiatrist. Your podiatrist will order some blood work, offer a range of treatments from oral medications to injectable steroids, and have you follow up with your internist or an endocrinologist. As a sufferer of gout, I can tell you, the sooner you see your podiatrist, the sooner you will get relief. 


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