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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
November 01, 2017
Tags: Fractures   Swelling   Achilles Tendon   Sports   sprains  

A sports injury can be perceived as broad term and encompass many different ailments. Sports injuries are most commonly found in athletes but they can also affect people who go to the gym, work or engage in other daily tasks. Sometimes accidents and even poor training can result in a sports injury. If you do not warm up or stretch, wear the wrong gear, or do not know the rules, you are also more at risk for a sports injury.

What is classified as a sports injury?

How can I tell if I have sustained a sports injury?

Usually a sports injury occurs while playing, practicing or participating in a sport or other athletic activity. These injuries can be due to a fall, an impact, or moving in the wrong direction. Almost all sports injuries result in some sort of pain, swelling, or tenderness. It is important to treat these sports injuries immediately so that they can heal properly over time. Seek a podiatrist’s help immediately if you think you may be suffering from a sports injury.

What do I do if I have a sports injury?

If your sports injury is severe you should call 911 immediately. If it is moderate and you are not in any life-threatening scenario, then you should seek the help of a trained podiatrist. While waiting to see a podiatrist consider using the RICE method to treat your foot, ankle or other sports injury until you are seen.

Rest- reduce or stop your normal activities. You can do this by relieving pressure and weight from the affected area. Try laying on the couch or sitting down. If you have a set of crutches these may also help you.

Ice- use an ice pack and place it on the injury for 20 minutes about 8 times a day. Be sure to wrap it in a towel so that you do not give yourself further injury. If you do not have an ice pack a bag of peas or a plastic bag of ice cubes also work well.

Compression- use even pressure on the injury to help reduce swelling. An ace bandage, air cast or splint can all help give proper compression.

Elevation- elevate your injured foot or ankle. When laying down, prop it on a pillow so that it is angled above your heart. This will also help reduce swelling.

Did you twist your ankle at practice? Hear a funny popping noise after an accident impact? You should call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Podiatrists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help treat your sports injury with attention and care. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. 

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 31, 2017
Category: Foot Facts

Your foot is a very complex part of your body. It houses 26 bones that are held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  These muscles, tendons, and ligaments form a network within your foot and connect it together. They also support your joints and your mobility. Without them, we would not be mobile beings and our feet would not be in the same shape that we are so familiar with.

There are approximately 20 muscles in one entire foot. They give the foot its overall shape. These muscles expand and contract as your foot moves and help with stability. These muscles each have their own name and function.

  • Anterior Tibial – Lets the foot move upward.
  • Posterior Tibial - Supports the arch and allows it to keep its shape.
  • Peroneal Tibial – Controls outside ankle movement.
  • Extensors – Allows the toes and ankles to raise to take a step.
  • Flexors – Stabilizes the toes on the ground and helps keep balance.

The small muscles in the foot allow the foot to lift and curl. This is also helpful when walking and running.

The tendons in the foot connect the muscles to bones and joints. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It is also the strongest tendon. It runs from the heel all the way up into the lower leg. It has important functions during running, jumping, and walking up the stairs.

The ligaments in the foot hold the tendons in place and help to stabilize the joints. The biggest ligament is the plantar fascia, which forms the main arch of the foot and allows the arch to contract and extend  when you walk.

There are also medial (inside) and lateral (outside) ligaments in the foot. These ligaments provide more stability and balance when the foot moves up and down.

If the foot did not have its intricate anatomy, then we would not be able to live a mobile and active lifestyle. Each piece of the foot is so important to our daily lives and health.

If you suspect an injury to your muscles, ligaments, or tendons, it is important to call a podiatrist right away. Delayed treatment could lead to permanent and irreversible damage. The office of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, which is located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan, can help you heal your foot issues and any other underlying conditions. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are highly trained podiatrists who take pride in their work and their patients. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

If you experience sharp and sudden pain in your heel, accompanied by swelling and difficulty walking, you may have an Achilles tendon rupture injury. An Achilles tendon injury can be determined through a Thompson test, in which “the patient’s calf is squeeze and if the foot moves, that means the Achilles tendon is intact.” MRIs and ultrasounds can also assist in diagnosing an injury. Treatment options for an Achilles tendon injury involve either surgery or prolonged casting.

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will do everything possible to treat your condition.

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, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Achilles tendon injuries.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive end Jonathan Woodar recently announced that he tore his Achilles tendon. Although he underwent successful surgery to repair the damage, he will be placed on the physically unable to perform list and may miss the entire 2016 season. He suffered the injury when he planted his foot while maneuvering around a tackling dummy.

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with your Achilles tendon, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salamawill answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel bone 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

- Snapping sensation

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If unable to immediately see your podiatrist, remember to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate until then.

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

Read more about Achilles Tendon Injuries

Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal has made a speedy recovery after suffering from an Achilles tendon injury, and has no intention of slowing down. The athlete has been keeping up in training sessions with teammate Kjetil Jansrud, who is as fast as skiers can be. “I enjoy the process and that’s a sign I could do this for a while,” Svindal stated. “As long as I’m healthy and able to be fast and have good friends--some of my teammates are my best friends--there’s no reason not to do this.”

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with your Achilles tendon, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel bone 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

- Snapping sensation

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If unable to immediately see your podiatrist, remember to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate until then.

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.

Read more about Achilles Tendon Injuries



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