Next Step: Foot Care In Connecticut

Posts for: October, 2015

By contactus@ctfootcare.com
October 26, 2015

Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings is reportedly right on schedule in his rehabilitation. The center had undergone surgery late June to repair ruptured tendons. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland recently shared that the team is encouraged by Datsyuk’s progress. Following a checkup with his surgeon this month, the athlete should have a better of idea of when he will be able to return to the ice.

Athletes often have to go through foot rehabilitation after sustaining an injury. For more information, visit one of our podiatrists from Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC. Our doctors can provide you with professional treatment and guidance through foot rehabilitation.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Connecticut. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@ctfootcare.com
October 19, 2015

Malik Zaire of Notre Dame has recently undergone surgery to repair a broken right ankle. The quarterback hopes to recover in time for spring practice. The injury in question occurred during a recent victory over Virginia. Freshman DeShone Kizer stepped in after Zaire’s injury to throw the game’s winning touchdown pass. “Teams have to overcome injuries,” shared coach Brian Kelly. “It is unfortunate, but it is what it is. We will find a way to put it together.”   

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact one of our podiatrists from Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are 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. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are 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
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Connecticut. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@ctfootcare.com
October 12, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: foot pain   Foot Surgery   Foot Health  

Despite recently having undergone surgery on his right foot, Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys shared on social media platform Twitter that the surgery “went great” and he “can’t wait to get back.” The wide receiver was originally suspected to be out for four to six weeks, but new sources suggest he may be out for up to eight weeks. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys owner, shared, “The repair went well, so Dez is of course Superman when it comes to being physical, but on the other hand, we want it to repair well.”

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary. If you are struggling with a foot or ankle condition, talk to one of our podiatrists from Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC. 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 one of our offices located in Connecticut. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@ctfootcare.com
October 05, 2015
Tags: foot pain   Achilles Tendon   Sport  

Junior Galette of the Washington Redskins has recently torn an Achilles tendon while practicing one Wednesday afternoon. At the time of the injury, Galette was only three days away from making his debut in the Redskins’ preseason game with the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, Galette suffered an injury. Coach Jay Gruden shared that the team was “very concerned,” about the seriousness of Galette’s injury. Fullback Darrel Young commented, “I just heard him scream, and then they were checking him after that. It didn’t look good.”   

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with your Achilles tendon, consult with one of our podiatrists from Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Any tendon injuries, however, can create serious difficulty.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Connecticut. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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