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Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants has had to combat a season full of injuries. The player suffered a broken toe during the third preseason game against the Jets, placing him on short-term injured reserve for the first ten weeks of the season. After returning to the field, Schwartz was only able to make it one more quarter before he broke his ankle, officially ending his season. At the Giants’ minicamp in June, Schwartz shared, “My toe’s fine, I haven’t really felt it all this spring. My anke’s getting there, it’s just a matter of getting the repetitive pounding on the ankle. It’s gonna take time, I’ve got a couple of weeks now, five weeks to get it right.”

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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With her second child on the way, Kim Kardashian is reportedly unhappy that another pregnancy is causing her feet to swell. A source has shared that the Kardashian’s feet had swollen so much; they could no longer fit into her favorite high heeled stilettos. “Kim can’t fit into any of her favorite shoes,” the source shared. “Her feet are swollen and hurt, and the last thing Kim wants to do is wear ugly, unflattering flats.” Kim did, however, recently post a photo to Instagram of her feet wearing sneakers, claiming they were the most comfortable shoes in the world.

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, speak to podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and answer any of your related questions.

What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is over-pronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy, but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How can I keep my feet healthy during pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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During a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl fell on stage and suffered a broken ankle. Despite the injury, Grohl continued on with the show. Unfortunately, the rest of the Foo Fighters’ overseas dates were cancelled as a result of his injuries. The band’s publicist released a letter to the fans in which Grohl details his injuries, explains his prognosis, and apologizes to those who bought tickets for the cancelled concerts.  

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama 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 one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Jarell Martin, a first-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies, has reportedly sustained a stress fracture in his foot that will keep him from participating in any summer league games. Martin stated, “We’ll see when we get back how things are going, but overall I’m getting better. It is very tough, but we’ve got to look for later on down the road and do what’s best.” The Grizzlies pick reportedly said he “overworked my body” during the pre-draft process.  

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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