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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 29, 2016

Saints Drew Bees sustained a torn plantar fascia in the game against the Detroit Lions, currently being rehabilitated. Bees’s status is still unknown about whether he’s going to play in the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but coach Sean Payton is hopeful that Bees will play next season. Bees is “intent on playing,” but his injury may bench him for the rest of the season.

 

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. For assistance, see Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can assess and provide in-depth information as well as measure your personal foot biomechanics.  

 

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

·      Excessive running

·      Non-supportive shoes

·      Overpronation

·      Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

·      Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices

·      Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis

·      Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

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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A Seoul court awarded a man known by the surname “Yoon” a subsidy due to his condition. Yoon contracted a nerve disorder after working on a waste pipe at a Samsung semiconductor plant in 2012. Because he did not wear any protective equipment, Yoon was exposed to hydrofluoric acid.

This hydrofluoric acid caused Yoon’s extremities to stop functioning correctly. Yoon appealed his claim to the Seoul Administrative Court, which acknowledged the fact that hydrofluoric acid often causes nerve damage. As a result, Yoon was awarded due to the physical damage he sustained.

Anyone suffering from nerve complications in the feet know the difficulties involved. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

For more information about Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below.

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 ankle injuries.

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Robert McKechnie, 55, has Stiff Person Syndrome which means his muscles are becoming progressively stiffer. He currently needs crutches to get around and fears he will soon have to use a wheelchairA father and former chef named Robert McKechine has been diagnosed with Stiff Person Syndrome, a rare neurological condition that causes the muscles in the face, arms, and lower legs to gradually freeze up to the point of immobility.

It all started when McKechine developed symptoms reminiscent of the flu in July of 2012. However, subsequent trips to the doctor revealed that he actually had Stiff Person Syndrome, which infects the body through abnormal antibodies. These antibodies then act as catalysts for an autoimmune reaction. “But I’m starting to fall over now,” McKechine said. “I get up and my feet and legs feel numb and I can’t walk.”

Neurological disorders of the foot and ankle can be very complicated. If you have a nerve condition in your lower extremities, take some time to speak to podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can identify the source of your discomfort and provide you with a wide array of treatment options.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

For more information about Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Kingwood, TX. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.

Read more about Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle.



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