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Jessica Ennis is pregnantHeptathlete Jessica Ennis 27, is expecting her first child as she continues to enjoy her absence from the track and recover from her damaged Achilles tendon.  'I started getting severe pain in my left heel last June but it was only after I had a few scans that doctors identified that the tendon in my Achilles had been damaged. All the continuous training for London 2012 had put an unbearable strain on it.'

Ennis like many athletes tried to minimize the pain with the use of steroid injections so she could participate in the World Championship in Moscow, but that did little for her. 'Having it operated on was an option but I wanted my body to heal naturally,' says Jess.

There are a range of possible injuries you can have on your Achilles tendon. If you think you may have tendonitis or a rupture, contact podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help determine what is causing you pain and provide you with a varied array of treatment suggestions.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation
- Dull to Severe Pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation. Often the doctor will order an MRI to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment will involve rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries.

For more information about Achilles Tendon Injuries, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Ankle SprainsBrooklyn Nets Deron Williams is recovering from a third sprained ankle this season. Having already missed several games, Williams won't be on the court for quite some time. This is due to Williams receiving cortisone shots since the beginning of the start of last season, as his ankle issues have become an everyday affair.

 Editor Alex Raskin of the Wall Street Journal states that Williams signed a five-year $98 million deal with the Nets in 2012, and then hurt his left ankle while training with the U.S. Olympic team. In times past, Williams had suffered bone spurs and inflammation to the joints of his ankles. Williams went on to mention that two of his sprains were “bad luck,” and were a result of wrong landings. "When you jump, land on somebody's foot, I don't care who you are," Williams said after that pair of sprains.

If you sustained an ankle sprain, contact podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose your problem and help to minimize your discomfort of your foot and ankle.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are quite painful and can limit your mobility. Although they are not completely unavoidable, wearing appropriately fitted shoes and stretching before physical activity can help lower your risk of incurring an injury. Ankle sprains occur when the ankle rolls over itself or twists in an awkward way, causing a ‘pop’ or ‘snap’ in the tendons around the ankle. Some causes of ankle sprains include:

· Walking
· Sports
· Previous Injuries

In addition to pain, ankle sprains are characterized by skin discoloration and swelling, which is the result of ligaments being stretched beyond their limits. Usually ankle sprains are not severe enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room as there are many home treatments available, including ACE bandages, pain relievers, medication, and of course the RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method. However, if the ankle muscles or ligaments or damaged from a rip or tear, it is advisable to see a physician immediately, as the injury may require surgery.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Plantar FasciitisGeorge Biondic was to attend a 48-hour race within the men’s 60-64 age category featured in the Across The Years Ultramarathon. However, Biondic’s initial upbeat, go-getting view took a turn for the sour after developing plantar fasciitis in his foot.

Sadly, Biondic fell two hours before medics would inform him that participating in the race would not cause additional damage.  “I couldn’t stand on it, let alone run,” Biondic said. “It put us 10 miles behind schedule on our distance and it became clear the Canadian record was not attainable. “But we didn’t want to quit. We were really prepared for this race. I trained 11 months for this one. Biondic was later able to attain the record.  “The record seemed possible if we avoided problems and didn’t sleep the second night,” said Biondic, who went on to complete 277.08 kilometres. “We went 48 hours and it wasn’t until the last five minutes was it clear that we had the record.”

If you are affected by plantar fasciitis, do your feet a favor and seek the care of podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will examine and treat your feet and work towards a better recovery.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, causing pain in the heel and arch of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

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

How Can Plantar Fasciitis Be Treated?

· Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
· Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Jules Wakeham, 31, is to marry her partner Deane after having surgery to allow her to walk without a crutch or insoles31 year old Jules Wakeham has severe osteoarthritis in her arm and leg. The Bride-to-be can finally walk down the aisle after having surgery to fuse her wrist and ankle joints. Although Wakeham’s surgery was successful, she will have to wear a pair of trainers underneath her bridal dress as a result of her condition.

Prior to Wakeham’s procedure she was unable to walk without the assistance of insoles in her shoes and support of a crutch due to her heel never fully reaching the ground staying at least two inches in the air. ‘I haven’t come across anyone who has had as many joints fused as me at such a young age, said Wakeham.

‘I haven’t been able to walk barefoot for five years now, and I’ve missed being able to walk down the street holding my fiancé’s hand. But I have learned to make the most of what I’ve got,’ she added. Wakeham had to have at least eight operations following two falls, which left her with many broken bones and deformities.

Proper foot support is important.  If you need help or guidance in properly supporting your feet, consult podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help you choose the best footwear for your feet.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.  If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet

To learn more about the Importance of Proper Foot Support, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

Read more about the Importance of Proper Foot Support.


Sports Injuries Travis Snider of the Pirates originally thought the pain in his left foot came as a result of a simple ligament strain. However, Snider found out that he was more severely injured than expected. In fact, his injury even caused his 2013 batting average to be as low as .215.

Upon the season’s end Snider underwent surgery to have bone spurs and the sesamoid bones in the ball of his foot removed in order to heal his foot. “After Christmas I’ll be eight weeks (post-surgery) and hopefully get clearance to start progressing with some physical activity,” Snider stated in regards to his recovery.

If you are recovering from a foot injury and need foot therapy, contact podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can provide rehabilitation as well as a general course for your road to recovery.

Most common injuries

People who are constantly on their feet are prone to a variety of injuries. Therefore, it is important to take part in physical therapy in order to get back on the right track quickly.

What to do when injured

Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. This is important for those wanting to get back into the game quickly. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.

During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. These are some steps physical therapy often involves:

  1. Basic stretching & twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.
  2. Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate the muscles and relax them.
  3. Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.    

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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