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Description: J.B. Holmes reacts to his bogey on the fifth hole during the first round of the Northern Trust Open.J.B Holmes, a famous PGA golfer will not partake in golf’s famous PGA Tour competition due to a broken ankle injury he sustained. The golfer is estimated to not be playing for 8-10 weeks of the competition, due to the injury. Holmes broke his ankle in a rollerblading incident not too far away from his home in Windermere.

The former U.S. Ryder Cup player broke his ankle by rolling backward on his blades. He then hit a hole in the ground while waiting for his fiancée, Erica Kahldin, to catch up stated Terry Reilly of Wasserman Media Group. His ankle collapsed sideways, which resulted in a small fracture. “Just a freak little thing,” said Reilly.  

If you think you have sustained an ankle injury such as this you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Broken Ankles

The ankle is made up of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula connect to your knees and sit directly above the talus bone. The talus is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. Fractures occur when there is an excess of force or stress as a result of jumping, running or twisting the ankle.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct, accurate diagnosis. The first sign the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. Often times there is severe bruising and swelling at the site of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

Treatment

Without proper care, a broken ankle could cause arthritis and instability later in life as a result of not healing properly. Therefore, it is essential to seek proper treatment to make a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to expedite the healing process. Elevate your feet above your head and ice the ankle to reduce pain and swelling. Your doctor may decide that surgery is the best option, in which you will likely be in a cast for at least three months. In all cases, a thorough rehabilitation program will help strengthen the leg and prevent the muscles from atrophyi

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20130326&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=130329649&Ref=AR&MaxW=445&border=0Erik Bendle and his 6 ½- year-old black mouth cur dog Nice made a 6,000 mile trek in order to raise diabetes awareness. Bendle made this journey after losing his mother Gerta Bendle due to complications of diabetes. Gerta underwent gallbladder surgery and lost her toes from diabetes. One obese woman had neuropathy -- or lack of feeling -- in her feet. She started walking and lost a lot of weight, Bendle said. "She could move her feet again. She was as happy as a schoolgirl." Bendle's motto is simple: "Love yourself -- go for a walk."

If you are currently suffering from diabetes and need help with diabetic foot care, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can help you manage your diabetic feet to ensure that they remain healthy, while also providing you with any treatment options if any problems do arise.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet
- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

For more information on caring for your diabetic feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
April 10, 2013
Category: Foot Care

According to editor Anjali Athavaley, many health clubs do not allow members to go barefoot for health and safety reasons. Dr. Alan Adler, a 59 year old Detroit dentist, prefers to run without shoes on the treadmill and has been caught numerous times in health clubs running barefoot. Jason Carrell, the operator, of gym Fitness 19, says “If someone were to drop a weight on their toe, and they don’t have their shoe on, their toe is going to explode”. Many fellow patrons who prefer wearing shoes also find the act to be distasteful. “It was just a big, hairy dude with his big, hairy feet, clomping along beside me. I just felt like that was an unnecessarily excessive human skin transfer” commented Hanna Brooks Olsen in regards to watching a fellow gym member run on the treadmill without shoes.

Allowing your body time to adjust properly to barefoot running is essential, and part of this preventative care involves talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A.  Dr. Wynn will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

Barefoot Running

The Impact of Barefoot Running

- Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
- Running barefoot requires a different way of running; the landing is done on the front part of the feet.

The Advantages of Barefoot Running

- When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
- It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
- Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.

The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running

- No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
- Blisters may form.
- Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
- Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Mariely Orama, a medical assistant for the Athletic Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Center wraps Rosmarie Danchik's injured foot.Rosemarie Danchik had never set foot in the office of a podiatrist until she broke her foot at the age of 61.  After sustaining a fall while putting away Christmas decorations Danchik found herself in a wheelchair and facing reconstructive surgery.   Broken bonesare not an uncommon complaint as people agebecause bones lose calcium.  While not everyone can expect broken bones with age, foot problems tend to increase and can often be the early signs of a serious illness. Aging does a number on people’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones which can mean an increased need for podiatric attention.  Diabetes can also sometimes be spotted by a podiatrist through routine care.  

If you are suffering from any podiatric complaints that may be related to age you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can diagnose your problem as well as provide you with treatment options.

Geriatrics and Podiatry

When people age, some common issues that may occur are bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and even rough brittle nails. These issues may also affect your foot health without care.

It is important to take care of your feet because feet that are injured or diseases can affect your overall health and having painful feet hinders your ability to do daily activities.

As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns, etc.

Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock, the higher the chance of exposure to bacteria.

Lastly, good foot health means you can have a more active lifestyle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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