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Description: Jeter The 38-year-old Yankees shortstop was seen sporting an ankle brace and a slightly fuller figure on Thursday at a south Beach, Miami hotel. Jeter’s broken ankle has given him one more extra problem to worry about as limited mobility has restricted him to exercise, therefore making him gain more weight. According to Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman, Jeter’s broken ankle has put him on a non-weight bearing situation that will likely last until January. His recovery period is estimated to be three months, since his injury occurred in October, and should be ready to play at the start of the new season.

Suffering a fracture or break in an ankle as Jeter did, will undoubtedly require the proper care to heal properly. If you think you have sustained an ankle injury such as this you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Kayla Nehus, a runner at the University of Central Arkansas was not given a huge vote of confidence from others early in her running career.  Due to having flat feet, she was informed that she would not be able to hope for a successful career as a competitive runner.  Refusing to let the negativity discourage her, Nehus let it spur her to try even harder which led her to land all-conference and all-state honors for three years in a row at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock.  She was later recruited to the University of Central Arkansas where the coach did not believe that she would be able to make it very far in her running career until she shot to the top of team rankings as an incoming freshman.

Having flat feet does not mean that it is impossible to participate in sports, but the condition may require extra care.  If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay Dr. Stein will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

Treatment:

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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A glass of wine is proven to save you from arthritis, which has shown to be big problem in the role of women’s health.  The study shows that women who drink at least three medium size glasses of wine a week are 52 percent less likely to develop arthritis.

This is great news for people who are worried about developing arthritis and dealing with foot pain due to arthritis later in life. However, if you do suffer from arthritis, there is still a good way to get the proper care by seeking the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay Dr. Stein can help you manage your arthritic foot care problems and symptoms and provide treatment options to you.

Arthritic Foot Care

In an average lifetime, we walk approximately 75,000 miles. This can put a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints that we have in our feet. As we get older, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if arthritis comes into play, the joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care and treatment would become imperative at this point.

It is best to take care of your feet by wearing well-fitted shoes. Certain conditions may develop when you wear shoes that don’t fit properly, for example hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room in the shoe can help your feet be comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain
- Specific exercises may help; stretching the Achilles tendon can prevent further pain and injury. Stretching can also increase your mobility.
 

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Shoemaker Alan Kleinman holds a plaster cast of one of Igor Vovkovinskiy's feet. He never goes by shoe size. 'That's irrelevant to me. I've got the cast, which is an exact replica of the foot.'Igor Vovkovinskiy of Minnesota is no stranger to the negative side effects of wearing improper footwear. Standing at 7 feet 8 inches he is the tallest man in America and as a result has suffered from foot ailments for many years.  “I started getting sores on my feet because the shoes were just too small” said Vovkovinskiy.  The sores he experienced required surgery. Shoemaker Alan Kleinman of Louisville took notice of Vovkovinskiy after he appeared on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.  After meeting in person Kleinman was able to make a cast of Vovkovinskiy’s foot and from it a custom pair of shoes.

“The shoes that Alan made are the first comfortable shoes I’ve had in at least three to four years” said Vovkovinskiy. It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. Now that Vovkovinskiy has a pair of shoes that fit him well he is ‘able to walk more now.’ A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

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