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sports injuryOrioles’ catcher Matt Wieters left the game after his ankle rolled in the bottom of the fourth inning during a 6-5 loss against the Red Sox.  "Just precautionary," manager Buck Showalter said of the move. "He's fine. [He] went in and got some ice on it."

The foot injury was sustained as Wieters walked with the bases loaded to drive in a run in the fourth inning; he moved to second on a wild pitch, and then ran to third rolling his ankle on Ryan Flaherty’s inning ground out. Wieters will have some days off which will help him heal and rest his feet. "[Head athletic trainer] Richie [Bancells] said during the season he would have continued to play," Showalter said. "Just wanted to get some ice on it make sure it doesn't turn into something worse."

Getting back into sports from a foot or ankle injury can be frustrating and take time. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury and have been out on the sidelines as a result, see podiatrist Dr. Michael A. Stein of East Bay. Dr. Stein can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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For more information, contact our office 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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stress fractureJustyna Kowalczyk participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kowalczyk partook in the 10k classical-style-cross-country race in Krasnaya Polyana, despite having a fractured foot. Kowalczyk eventually moved forward to win the race.

Kowalcyk finished in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds, beating silver medalist Charlotte Kalla of Sweden by 18.4 seconds.  "It's something big for me because I broke my foot two weeks ago," said Kowalczyk, who wept during the flower ceremony. "I was fighting with myself with this injury."

Stress fractures can be painful and not always something that can be pushed through. If you suffered any kind of fracture, come see podiatrist Dr. Michael A. Stein of East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your foot and provide the treatment necessary for you to heal.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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For more information, contact our office 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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ankle sprainsA statement was released after Mike Iupati, a guard for the NFL’s 49ers, was taken off the field after sustaining an injury. In the statement, Head Coach Jim Harbaugh stated that the large guard suffered a rather severe and possibly career-damaging injury.

Because the season is over, Iupati will be absent from OTA and what is more, if the injury is dire enough, he will find it next to impossible to retrain fast enough to get in shape for training.

Nothing the NFL has said indicates whether Mike Iupati will be fit to return in time—or whether he will return at all.

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. Michael A. Stein of East Bay. Dr. Stein 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 our office 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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Taylor MartinezThe speculation about Taylor Martinez’s foot injury can finally end, as his father has revealed that a torn plantar plate was the reason the senior quarterback’s final season was cut short. Martinez hurt himself in the fall and was only able to play during one of the Huskers’ Big Ten games.

Fans knew little about the injury until now. Casey, Martinez’s father, made the details public in order to give his son the opportunity to start over fresh on Nebraska’s pro day this spring.

If you are an athlete and spend a lot of time on your feet, it’s likely that at some point you might incur a sports related foot or ankle injury. To get your hurt foot checked out, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will offer a professional medical opinion and advise you on how to avoid injuries while playing sports in the future.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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foot surgeryJake Locker of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans underwent foot surgery, which means he is out for the rest of the season. Although he’s off the field, Locker’s recovery process is far from simply resting. For the first time, Locker hosted his first event known as the Titans and T-Bone fundraiser for his new charity The Pass it On foundation.

Because he’s very busy and has something to focus towards, Locker remains optimistic about his recovery process. “I’m looking forward to getting it fixed and starting the healing process,” Locker said. “I feel confident I’ll come back stronger than I was and I’ll have no side effects from this injury.”

Foot surgery is a serious proposition that should only be done after a medical consultation. If you are thinking about surgery to fix your foot injury, visit a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein canassess your condition and walk you through all the corrective options available to you.

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
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

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

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

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

If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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