Exercise can help reduce pain and prevent a foot condition from worsening. In general, foot and toe exercises can help maintain range of motion and flexibility. Below are 3 to try with your foot doctor’s approval.
Metatarsalgia occurs when the nerves between two of your metatarsal bones become inflamed, creating pain and discomfort in the ball of your foot.
World Arthritis Day falls during the month of October and that’s a good reason for us here at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC to focus on ways to prevent joint disease, which is quite debilitating for your feet and ankles.
We want patients to know how to best deal with a podiatric injury. Use the acronym RICE to help you remember.
Bunions are the result of a biomechanical problem that causes the big toe joint to move out of place and drift toward the second toe, producing the characteristic bump on the side of the big toe.
Finding a lump in your foot can be alarming. At Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC, patients are relieved when we tell them a fibrous knot in the arch of their foot is a plantar fibroma, which is not malignant.
If you have ever suffered an attack of gout, you won’t likely soon forget it.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is similar to carpal tunnel.
If your sneakers are starting to collect dust and your exercise enthusiasm is dwindling, here are some common “fitness busters” that may be getting you off track.
At Long Island Foot & Ankle Care, PC finding the source of your foot discomfort and treating it so you can get back to your life without pain is our number one priority.
Although the Achilles tendon is one of the strongest in your body, it is also one of the most frequently injured. It is vital to your ability to walk, however, so proper care and treatment is essential.
As the last days of summer fade away and cooler autumn temperatures come our way, we at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC see a change in the foot complaints that patients bring to us.
If you are suffering from sesamoiditis you may feel a dull ache under your big toe. This pain is consistent but may come and go depending on your activities or the shoes you wear.
Are you experiencing pain in the mid section of your foot? Does your foot look swollen and is there blistering or bruising in the arch of your foot or the top of the middle of your foot?
You enjoy a lovely evening out to dinner with friends. You come home and head to bed for a good night’s sleep but are suddenly and rudely awakened in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in your big toe.
Bunions are a condition that patients frequently seek treatment for at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC. A bunion is the outward sign of a problem with the bones inside your foot. Typically, the big toe begins to drift toward the second toe and over time, the bones in the toe shift out of place, causing the visible bump on the side of the big toe.
Previously there was a lot of talk about Dez Bryant’s injury in a game against the New York Giants. Dez Bryant is a star wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys who suffered a Jones fracture during a game.
Keeping the foot healthy and in tip top shape is essential for any athlete. After all, it is responsible for supporting most of the movements performed by athletes. An injury however small, can spell the end of an athlete’s career. Consult a podiatrist for any signs of chronic foot pain. The doctors of Long Island Foot and Ankle Group are podiatrists who specialize in helping in helping people with chronic foot pain and other types of foot conditions.
What is a Jones fracture?
A Jones fracture is an injury to the base of the fifth metatarsal. Jones fracture is caused by a twisting injury to the foot. Other causes also include trauma, overuse, and repetitive stress. It is also mistaken as a sprain.
What are the symptoms of Jones fracture?
Many times patients describe having symptoms that include:
- Sharp stabbing pain on the outside of the foot
- Pain while walking
- Tenderness to the touch
Visible signs will appear after an injury has been sustained. If you experience any of the above symptoms, seek medical treatment immediately. You need to stop whatever you are doing and talk to your doctor. Your doctor will do a physical exam and will ask you questions regarding the activities that you are doing when you hurt your foot. He will then perform an x-ray to diagnose the fracture and to see the extent of your injury.
What are the treatments for Jones fracture?
- The first step is to rest and to prevent movement in the foot. Apply ice to the injured part as well.
- Immobilization in a cast. Patients are not allowed to put weight on the injured foot until it heals.
- You may be given anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the pain and the swelling during the healing period.
Jones fracture will take 6 to 8 weeks to heal in a splint, cast, or walking boot. After this period of time, rehab will begin that will last from 2 to 3 weeks. Surgery is usually performed when the injury is severe. Implementations of screws, wires, bone plates, and pins are included in the surgery. Use crutches, walking boot, or splint at all times unless you are resting. Increase your intake of vitamin C and calcium.
To help prevent a Jones fracture
- Wear appropriate shoes for the activity.
- Using proper training techniques.
- Avoid running on uneven surfaces.
At Long Island Foot and Ankle Group with offices located in Valley Stream and Lake Success, we specialize in helping people with foot fractures. To schedule an appointment phone Valley Stream (516) 825-4070 or Lake Success (516) 327-0074.
One of the most promising players of the Memphis Grizzlies has been battling the pain in his left foot. Mike Conley, a point guard of the Memphis Grizzlies missed a couple of games due to an Achilles Tendonitis. After evaluating his injury, the team doctors made a decision not to allow Conley to return to the game and just wait for him to recover.
The inflammation of Achilles’ tendon is referred to Achilles Tendonitis. It causes pain at the back of your leg near the area of the heel. Once the tendon of your heel become swollen and painful, there is a big risk that you have Achilles Tendonitis. Consult a podiatrist for any type of foot injury. The doctors of Long Island Foot and Ankle Group are podiatrists who specialize in helping people with chronic foot pain and other types of foot conditions.
The following are the signs and symptoms of Achilles Tendonitis
- Difficulty of flexing your foot or pointing your toes
- There is pain above your heel and the back of your foot while stretching
- A snapping or popping noise during the injury and
Here are the possible treatments for Achilles Tendonitis
- The use of anti-inflammatory drugs for a limited period of time
- Reducing the physical activity
- Visiting a physical therapist
- Switching to a less strenuous sport
- Applying ice in the area where there is pain
- Elevate the injured foot to reduce the swelling
- The calf muscles should be stretched and strengthen
- Wear a brace or elastic bandage to prevent the movement of your injured foot
- Getting a steroid injection
If ever the conservative treatments are not effective, surgery or an operation is needed to repair the Achilles' tendon.
These activities will strain the Achilles tendon that will result to Achilles Tendonitis
- Wearing high heels shoes daily
- Exercising without having a warm up
- Your foot suddenly turns in or out
- You have a very tight calf muscles
- Wearing shoes that do not have proper support
- Running on concrete or hard surfaces
- Running too often
You can lower the risk of Achilles Tendonitis with the help of these strategies
- Reduce the heel size of your shoes to let your tendons stretch slowly and to increase
- the range of its motion
- Stretching your calf muscles every morning will help to improve your agility
- Choose and wear a shoe that provides arch support and proper cushioning
- Performing a new exercise routine will help intensify your physical activity
- Combining a low and high impact exercises will reduce stress on your tendons
Long Island Foot and Ankle Group with offices located in Valley Stream and Lake Success,
we specialize in helping people with foot disorders. To schedule an appointment phone Valley Stream (516) 825-4070 or Lake Success (516) 327-0074.