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Jared Allen, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, may be needing surgery for his foot injury against the Seattle Seahawks. The surgery will probably mark the end of Allen’s season, suggesting that Allen will be missing the Panthers’ playoff and possibly the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl. Allen will be having an x-ray to determine the status of his condition.  

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary. If you are struggling with a foot or ankle condition, talk to one of our podiatrists of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

  • Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices 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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Despite a broken right foot, Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers has still successfully played through his injury and worked tirelessly through the summer to completely rehabilitate and enter training camp without issue. “It’s good. It feels pretty much normal now,” he shared. “I’m not even really thinking about (the foot) on a daily basis, so it’s nice.” Luckily for McDonagh the bone was healing normally on its own, allowing the athlete to avoid surgery and playing with plates in his foot.    

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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Foot Ankle OrthoticsAccording to Yung Shing Wai, MD, of Mount Elizabeth Medical Center, issues with flat feet are very common when it comes to arch problems. Flat foot sometimes starts in childhood and may gradually develop into adulthood. In most cases having flat feet is related to a tight calf, which can cause the foot to overpronate and the arch to break down and collapse.

A simple form of treating arch problems in the feet is wearing a prescribed custom-fit orthotic boot. If an orthotic does not work, then surgery may be involved, including screw inserts or even a complete reconstruction. If surgery is required, the patient will most likely be on crutches for several weeks. After crutches the patient will likely be wearing a walking boot to help readjust to bearing weight on the foot again.

There are many different types of ankle foot orthotics available and many different conditions that might require them. If you believe you are a candidate for ankle foot orthotics, you should see a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will examine your feet and help you determine if orthotics are right for you.

What are Ankle Foot Orthotics?

Orthotics are physical aids used to support weak limbs or direct the proper function of limbs. Often they are used to support the ankle and foot. Such orthotics are known as AFOs. AFOs help strengthen the muscles or train them to function in the proper position. AFOs can also benefit muscles that need to be lengthened or loosened.

Why might you need orthotics?

Orthotics are prescribed for a variety of conditions, including:

-cerebral palsy
-polio
-multiple sclerosis
-arthritis
-stroke

Modern orthotics have improved dramatically from the metal braces of previous years. Many of today’s orthotics are made of lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of comfort and support. Often the orthosis is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored.

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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http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/49/files/2013/05/6778114-300x199.jpgJulian Edelman was sidelined after reinjuring his right foot for a second time during preseason practice. Last season Edelman hoped to get his injury healed before the season was over but sadly it did not pan out that way.

Edelman still remains optimistic that he can be able to attend the Patriots mini summer camp in mid-June. If he cannot recover however, Edelman could be benched for another season.

If you are an athlete or are trying to get back into sports after suffering a foot injury you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can assess your condition and provide you with the care needed for your feet.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.

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: http://newstrib.com/SiteImages/Article/OriginalSize/28306a.jpgWith warm weatherin season more people will be wearing flip flops to let their feet out for the first time since the winter season. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, flip flops do not provide much support for the feet and flip flops have been proven to cause serious foot related injuries and conditions.

With no straps around the ankle, the joint stays unsecured. Podiatrists across the nation urge flip flop wearers to check their footwear to ensure it is safe to wear in accordance to APMA Seal of Acceptance/Approval Program. The APMA program recognizes flip flops and other footwear that is safe to wear on your feet. Doctors also advise to not wear flip flops for extended periods of time. “Use it wisely. A few hours here and there” said Dr. Larry Ketner, a podiatrist currently studying this case from Peru.

Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay will help you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.

Flip-Flops and Feet

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

· Ankle problems
· Hip problems
· Lower back problems
· Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?

· Sprained ankles
· Blisters
· Infections
· Cuts and Scrapes

I like wearing flip-flops, are there safe alternatives?

If you decide buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and are made of high quality materials that will support for your feet.  These flip-flops will cost more, but will also last longer as a result; make sure you are purchasing your flip-flops from a respected brand too. Replacing your flip-flops every 3-4 months is suggested to provide maximum support and protection for your feet.

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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