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Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries  Research published in journal PLOS ONE is focusing on ultramarathon runners in order to find out if the activity carries any unhealthy risks with the sport. Dr. Marty Hoffman and Dr. Eswar Krishnan, an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, were behind the study.

Fortunately, there were few serious health problems and illness during the year-long study. “These people generally are healthy,” Krishnan told FoxNews.com. “If you already have heart failure or other medical issues, you wouldn’t be ultramarathon-running.” An ultra-marathon consists of running over 26.2 miles, with participants often pushing their body past their limits. The main concern is injuries to the knees and lower extremities.

A sports related foot or ankle injury is no fun.If you sustained a sports-related foot or ankle injury, schedule an appointment with podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help provide the best treatment for your needs.   

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

• Plantar Fasciitis
• Plantar Fasciosis
• Achilles Tendinitis
• Achilles Tendon Rupture
• Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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broken ankleMike Iupati, an NFL guard for the 49ers, was taken off the field and sidelined for what seems to be a broken ankle. After receiving the injury, 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh released a statement saying that the massive guard may have sustained a very serious, possible career-ending injury.

As the season is over, Iupati will miss OTA and, if the prognosis is severe enough, he will find it incredibly difficult to get back into shape for training. It is unclear whether Iupati will return to the field, whether he will even return at all, and what shape he will be in when or if he does.

A broken ankle is very serious and very painful. If you’ve sustained a broken ankle, it is essential you visit a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will treat your ankle and do his best to ensure a complete recovery.

Broken Ankles

A broken ankle is when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both 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. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There 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.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.

Prognosis of a broken ankle is normally good. The sooner your receive treatment the better. So if you suspect an ankle fracture, seek treatment as soon as possible.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Women work on cutting out shoe patterns at a Sole Hope shoe cutting party at Concord Baptist Church.A charity known as Sole Hope gathered local citizens at Concord Baptist Church to help make shoes for children in Uganda that suffer in poverty. These Ugandan children especially need these shoes since going barefoot can lead them to the risk of developing infestations of a local parasitic insect under their skin.

An infestation of this particular insect can lead to infection, sometimes even becoming fatal. The volunteers who participated in the event cut out the fabric and other materials used to make the shoes, which were then shipped to Africa by Sole Hope and assembled by workers in the country.

All children need to have healthy feet. If you would like assistance with keeping your children’s feet healthy, see podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can provide help your child’s feet as well as treat any foot or ankle condition he or she may have.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

· Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet

· Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

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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Boogie Nights: Mark wore a protective boot after undergoing surgery for an ingrown toenailMark Wahlberg had been spotted wearing around a post-op boot for an ingrown toenail surgery he had recently, but the boot was absent during the filming of his latest movie, a remake of The Gambler. On set Wahlberg was seen in 70’s era clothing but didn’t seem to show any signs of injury or pain.

The actor also attended the Critics’ Choice Awards last week without the boot. Lone Survivor, his current film, was a box office success this past weekend, indicating that his career and health are both making big strides.

If an ingrown toenail isn’t treated properly, it can become infected. For professional assistance with your ingrown toenail, visit podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can teach you about the causes of your condition and what you can do to help it heal.

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Treatment

There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:

-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
-Rest with your feet up

If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. A local anesthetic may be used to lessen the discomfort of the operation.  Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail. You will probably have to stay off your feet for a day or so, but should be able to carry on normal activities quickly.

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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