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Wild center Mikko Koivu has not been medically cleared to play after having surgery to repair a broken ankle on Jan. 6. (Pioneer Press: SherriTeam Finland and Mikko Koivu have a difficult decision to make in regards to whether or not the Wild captain will be able to participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Koivu had surgery to repair an ankle fracture on Jan. 6, and his recovery is still ongoing.

"As far as we go, if he's medically cleared and if there's no risk of injuring it further, then I think it's great. I would want him to go," said Mike Yeo, Koivu’s coach. However, Yeo admits it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be well enough to play any more NHL games before the break begins. Koivu’s last opportunity will be in a game against Nashville at Xcel Energy Center.

Broken ankles are very painful and usually require a lot of rehabilitation. If you have or are recovering from an ankle injury, consider seeing a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn will fully examine your injury and provide cutting-edge treatment.

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.

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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

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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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