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Rashaan Gaulden of the University of Tennessee will unfortunately be out for the rest of the season due to a broken foot. The sophomore defensive back got “tripped up” during a punt return drill, according to an announcement by Volunteers coach Butch Jones. Gaulden played 11 games as a reserve last season and made five of his seven total tackles on special teams. “Rashaan meant so much for us not just form a DB standpoint but from special teams as well,” Jones said. “Last year as a true freshman, that’s where he made his impact. Not only on defense do we have to replace him, but we have to replace the productivity on special teams as well.”

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment to prevent exacerbation. If you are seeking treatment for a broken foot, visit one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

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

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Inventor Kenton Lee has created a solution for parents who are wary of their child’s ever-growing feet and the number of shoes they may have to buy to accommodate their child’s growth. While the shoe/sandal was intended for impoverished children unable to purchase either a single pair of shoes or larger shoes to fit growing feet, those who are looking for a simple and more practical option for providing footwear for their growing child will find Lee’s invention useful. Shoes come in either small or large, with small lasting from kindergarten to fourth grade and large starting where small left off until about ninth grade. Straps set at various intervals on the shoe can be adjusted to fit the wearer’s comfort. The shoes themselves are made of rubber and leather and are meant to last.

Growing children should wear proper fitting shoes to ensure that their development is not hindered by detrimental foot problems. For more information, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will help you determine the best fit for your children’s feet and provide you with the information to help answer all of your questions.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

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

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Everyday foot care is a practice that should be maintained year-round, regardless of the season. There is no denying, however, that the unpredictable wet weather of fall makes it a season where extra care should be taken. Prolonged exposure to moisture and water can create bacterial growth on the feet. Washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells, and the space between toes should be cleaned regularly. Toenails should be kept trimmed to prevent dirt from accumulating and makes cleaning the nails much easier. The feet should always be kept dry and clean, and it is important to wear waterproof shoes if possible when out in the rain.

 Everyday foot care is necessary all year round, regardless of weather. To learn more about daily foot care practices and how to maintain optimal foot health, consult with podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices 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 heavy door from the Millennium Falcon set fell and landed on Harrison Ford’s foot during filming for the new Star Wars movie recently. The actor’s foot ended up being broken and shooting for the film had to be rescheduled so that he could get it cared for by a doctor.

 

Paparazzi frequently found opportunities to photograph Ford walking around with a large cast on after the incident. However, he was recently seen with a small bandage on his foot instead of the cast, which is a sure sign the injury is healing. Disney plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2015.

 

Working on your feet can sometimes result in accidental or stress-induced injuries. If your foot or ankle is injured, see podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will treat your podiatric needs.

 

Working on Your Feet

 

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

 

Positive Changes

 

Negative Heeled Shoe – Choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

 

Go Barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

 

Eliminate Pain

 

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

 

Achilles Tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

 

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

 

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

The million-dollar feetGemma Howorth is a foot and hand model which, for her, means hand and foot care is vital. Her lower extremities are often photo-shopped over those of famous models like Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, and others. A foot model’s feet are considered by experts to be perfect: soft and supple, with toenails that have a slight pink tint and just the right amount of curve.

So, in order to keep her job, Howorth must take special care of her feet and hands. This means never wearing high heels, doings everything possible to avoid damage and blemishes, and, in order to keep her hands looking perfect, she can’t even do the dishes!

The importance of everyday foot care cannot be stressed enough. If you need advice about day-to-day foot health, talk to podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein, founder of Foot Doctor of East Bay. Dr. Stein will teach you about different health care regimens you can do and help you find a schedule that works for you.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.

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

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