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According to Dr. John van der Steeg, head of the emergency room at Putnam Hospital Center, a record number of falls have occurred mid-January due to the bad ice storm that has hit the Northeast. “A hundred people a day we were seeing—usually it’s around the mid-seventies. We saw a pretty significant increase, and it was due to slip and fall injuries.” These injuries ranged from broken ankles to twisted knees and blows to the head. Walking across slippery, icy surfaces can be difficult, but it can be avoided if one takes shorter steps and leans forward, keeping the center of gravity over the foot.

To ensure that a broken ankle completely heals, treatment should be sought right away. For assistance, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight 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 may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling.

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

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
September 09, 2013

Fabregas pulls out of Spain squad with ankle injuryFootballer Cesc Fabregas injured a ligament in his ankle during a game against Malaysia on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Spanish footballer, Fabregas won’t be participating in Spain’s friendly against Ecuador as a result.

The club’s official website stating:  “Club doctors have contacted the Spanish FA to recommend that the player should not join the national squad for the friendly against Ecuador so that he can undergo treatment in Barcelona”. The 26 year old midfielder has scored an impressive 11 times in his 32 league appearances last season, and is in a race against time to recover for the title defense against Levante.

Facing such an injury can be daunting, but with proper care returning to sports and activities is not impossible. Receiving treatment from a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can 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:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

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.

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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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Alex Rios left Tuesday's game due to a foot injury.MLB player Alex Rios was forced to make an exit during the eighth inning against the Indians after injuring his foot. Rios, who is said to have suffered a foot contusion, walked very gingerly off the field during mid-at-bat.

Although Rios could be able to play as soon as Wednesday, teams may be hesitant on adding the outfielder given the possibility of having a lingering in jury. Rumors involving Rios being traded has been going around since July although after Tuesday night, these rumors may just be squashed.

It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

Working On Your Feet

Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.

Better Choices

A Negative Heel

· This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Going Barefoot

· Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.

Exercise Your Feet

· A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet.

Foot Care

Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation.  Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.

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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