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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
October 19, 2015

Malik Zaire of Notre Dame has recently undergone surgery to repair a broken right ankle. The quarterback hopes to recover in time for spring practice. The injury in question occurred during a recent victory over Virginia. Freshman DeShone Kizer stepped in after Zaire’s injury to throw the game’s winning touchdown pass. “Teams have to overcome injuries,” shared coach Brian Kelly. “It is unfortunate, but it is what it is. We will find a way to put it together.”   

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

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
January 14, 2014

Kenny VaccaroKenny Vaccaro of the New Orleans Saints sustained a fracture in his left ankle during a game versus the Carolina Panthers; As a result, Vaccaro will undergo foot surgery according to Sean Payton.

The injury, believed to end Vaccaro's season, consisted of his ankle rolling up and bending awkwardly during the first quarter. An air cast was placed in Vaccaro’s leg before he was hauled off the field. "It's a fracture in the ankle," Payton said. "It's fairly clean." Vaccaro was considered to be by many analysts among the NFL’s top rookies.

Depending on your condition, you may need foot or ankle surgery. If you feel you need surgery, consult podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can evaluate your foot or ankle condition and decide whether or not surgery is best for you.   

When Surgery is Necessary

Foot and ankle surgery are reserved in cases when less invasive procedures and treatments do not help with the problem.  Although surgery is generally considered to be a last resort, when undertaken it can provide a permanent pain relief than before and allows you to resume the activities your foot problem has prevented you from enjoying otherwise. This includes:

· Foot deformities (bunions, bone spurs)
· Painful nerves
· Congenital deformities
· Misaligned bones

The type of surgery you will undergo is dependent on the problem at hand. For painful bunions, you may undergo a bunionectomy. Surgical fusions can help realign bones while nerve removal can help get rid of painful nerves and the tissues that surround them.  With advancing, evolving technology and surgical techniques becoming more sophisticated, many procedures are now being performed with small incisions and more precise instruments, allowing for faster recovery times.

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.

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http://static.entertainmentwise.com/photos/Image/jj.jpgThe Voice coach and singer Jessie J brokeher foot two years ago, but still is suffering repercussions. She recently had to visit a physical therapist to pop back in her bone in her foot. Jessie J suffered the repercussions of reconstructive ankle surgery she had two years ago.

Back in 2011, Jessie J was forced to perform at Glastonbury sitting in a gilded throne, as her left foot was in a surgical boot following that ankle break in early June. The singer went extensive reconstructive surgery, receiving a bone transplant and fusion, then had metal fittings and plate into her foot. Jessie J continued to wear high heels, even after doctors warned her to take it easy. “Come on foot. I believe in you. Pop back in and behave! Ouch!” said Jessie J.  

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Cornell’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

To learn more about foot surgery, 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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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
March 14, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Pain   Bunions   Foot Surgery  

While women are nine times as likely to get bunions as men, the condition does not seem to further discriminate with young women being affected as well.  26-year-old Kacey Barker of Massachusetts found herself with a painful bunion that kept getting worse and even caused her to limit the athletic activities she participated in.  “A lot of my friends thought bunions are for women who are old or who wear high-heeled shoes for decades,” said Barker.  Barker, who tends to select more supportive and sensitive shoes, chose to have surgery to correct the problem after the pain became unbearable.  “There’s a misconception that shoes cause the bunions.  Shoes aggravate it and make it symptomatic.  It starts to occur in the early phases of young adulthood, and as time goes on, it progresses,” said Michael Trepal, professor of surgery at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  

Bunions themselves are a common problem women face. If you are experiencing toe pain or foot pain that you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A.  Dr. Wynncan examine your bunions, diagnose the condition, and provide the appropriate treatment options to you.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

For more information on diagnosis and treatment for bunions, 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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