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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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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.

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Andrew SwallowAndrew Swallow of the Kangaroos suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a game against Melbourne. The 26 year old midfielder collapsed in pain during the early third quarter with no one around him. Swallow was taken to the hospital during the last quarter, with medics certain he suffered a full-blown rupture. Since the start of 2009, Swallow has not missed any games, though now the footballer faces at least a year on the sidelines. “It’s really disappointing for everyone associated, for our club and footy fans in general.” North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be frustrating and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can examine your Achilles tendon as well as other foot and ankle injuries, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Just What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our bodies. As the tendon that connects the heel to the calf muscles, the Achilles tendon helps with even the most basic movement in the legs such as walking. As a result, the Achilles tendon can risk incurring Achilles tendinitis or even a rupture. Those especially at risk include people who overexert themselves during physical activity, namely athletes.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms Include:

  • Inflammation
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Tendon Thickening
  • Slower Movement Time
  • Pain ranging from dull to severe

Achilles Tendon ruptures are caused by the tendon ‘snapping’ or ripping. There are often more painful and immediate as opposed to Achilles tendinitis. There are surgical and non-surgical methods in treating Achilles tendon ruptures, with recovery time possibly taking up to a year.

While no injury is completely avoidable, there are preventive measures that can lower your chances. This includes:

  • Incorporating strengthening exercises to your workout regimen such as squats and leg presses
  • Stretch your tendon before and after exercise
  • Wear comfortable, fitted footwear that is occasion-specific

And of course, if you believe you have injured your Achilles tendon be sure to visit a podiatrist immediately, as they can help diagnose and address your problem.

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