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Posts for: November, 2013

By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
November 22, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Pick Running Shoes Based on Comfort to Prevent Foot InjuryAccording to the BBC, your shoes have little effect on whether or not you sustain injuries. Aarhus University’s Rasmus Nielsen believes clinicians should place their focus on training as opposed to one’s choice of footwear. University of Calgary’s Benno Nigg conducted a study which provided six different shoe inserts in varying elasticity and hardness, keeping a diary over the course of four months. Regardless of the insole of their choice, injuries were less prevalent among those who ran without insoles. Both have concluded that comfort seems to be more important as opposed to the type or style of shoes that you wear.   

Wearing properly fitted shoes can serve to prevent injuries and adverse conditions to your legs and feet. Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A can help size your feet and provide care should you develop any foot problems.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.

· When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
· When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
· Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
· Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
· Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses

· If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

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

Read the full article on Choosing the Right Shoe Size.


plantar fasciitisLogan Forsythe of the San Diego Padres has been contending with an ongoing case of plantar fasciitis. While Forsythe has tried to avoid surgery, he acknowledges that surgery will be “the only possibility” if he does not heal from a month of immobilization and rest.

 Forsythe has received cortisone shots and wears a protective boot to help his foot recover. Forsythe has delivered two RBI singles in victories against the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynnwill examine your heel pain and determine if you have plantar fasciitis before providing the appropriate treatment options.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

· Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
· Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

· Excessive running
· Lack of adequate footwear
· Bad foot support
· Overpronation
· Obesity

To learn more about Planter Fasciitis, please follow link below.

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

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Foot and Ankle InjuriesThe Trail Blazers’ CJ McCollum suffered a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot during a practice, a re-injury of the same area in early 2013. As a result, McCollum will undergo surgery to help repair his broken foot.

McCollum’s prior injury took him off the court for the rest of the previous season, but there is no timetable as to when he will recover from his current injury. The 6’4 McCollum was the 10th pick in the 2013 draft and averaged 23.9 points in 12 games as a senior.

Everyone should take care of feet, but more importantly for athletes that put stress on them on a daily basis. If you need help recovering from a foot or ankle injury, consider consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A.

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. Sports therapists are more focused on athletic-related injuries than general physical therapists. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly before they attempt to get back into their game.

Physical Therapy Gives Hope

Physical therapy helps to keep athletes as active as they are physically capable, which will get them ready to return to the field once their feet become healed. Physical therapy often gives hope to athletes.

To learn more about Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes, please follow link below.

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

Read the full article on Sports-Related Foot Injuries.




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