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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. 

Known as a painful condition that results when the body’s immune system attacks its own joints, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent damage if left untreated. As rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, prevention is key to ensuring that symptoms do not progress. Proper health care is vital in prevention, as well as avoiding or quitting smoking and exercise. Smoking can greatly increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, while exercise can help maintain mobility and function of the joints.

Understanding where RA starts will help treat and prevent the condition. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, contact Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will do everything possible to treat your condition.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Severe pain and immobility are caused by an inflammation of the lining of your joints, and in worse cases the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone can occur.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, many cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain will often initially present in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and pain in the feet
  • Stiffness in the feet
  • Pain on the ball or sole of the feet
  • Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor may ask you about your medical history and lifestyle to help determine possible causes of your RA.

Treatment

Unfortunately, there is no cure for RA, so treatment options are designed to specifically target the symptoms of it, most notably the pain it causes. Two types of anti-inflammatory drugs – non-steroidal or NSAIDs and corticosteroids – may be prescribed by your doctor. In some severe cases where the joints are too badly damaged, surgery may be an option. As always, speak with your podiatrist to help determine the appropriate treatment options available to you.

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 the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes pain, swelling, and joint stiffness in the feet. Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis, but there are many natural remedies available to ease or reduce the symptoms. Tai Chi and meditation can help reduce stress which can then aid in reducing arthritic flare ups. The two activities can also help individuals with the disorder how to manage the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil and peppermint oil can be used to sooth and heal the joints. Going outside in sunlight for fifteen minutes a day or taking a Vitamin D supplement has been known to reduce chronic bone pain caused by arthritis. Turmeric, ginger, and pineapples can be used to reduce the swelling of the joints. Chronic flare up sufferers should avoid consuming fried foods, alcohol, and heavily processed foods since they contain chemicals that can create inflammation.

Characterized by stiffness and lack of mobility, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a painful condition that needs medical attention.  For treatment options, see Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can take care of any foot conditions and determine a treatment plan that is right for you.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occur, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet

- Stiffness in the feet

- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

- Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition. Rheumatoid Factor tests help to determine if someone is affected by the disease.

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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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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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Prince Harry has broken his toeEven in spite of suffering a broken toe, Prince Harry 29 scion, continues to train for a trek to the South Pole. Prince Harry is scheduled to make an impressive 208 mile journey as part of a Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

The walk is 16 days long with temperatures plummeting as low as -31 degrees fahrenheit, as the prince will walk with veterans of the British, Commonwealth and the United States military. Palace officials have not revealed just how the prince broke his toe, but it’s clear that not even an injury can stop this royalty. The goal of this endeavor is to raise $2million for rehabilitating and re-training injured troops.

Suffering from a broken toecan be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your 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). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

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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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