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Tuesday, 28 May 2024 00:00

Dancing, an expression of rhythm and grace, can exhilarate both body and soul. However, the physical demands of dancing can also lead to a range of foot and ankle injuries. From sprained ankles to stress fractures, dancers often face the risk of acute injuries due to sudden movements or improper technique. Landing incorrectly from jumps or executing complex footwork can strain ligaments and muscles, resulting in sprains or strains. Overuse injuries such as tendonitis or stress fractures may develop from repetitive movements, especially in styles that involve high-impact or intense training regimens. Additionally, wearing inadequate footwear or dancing on hard surfaces can exacerbate these risks. Despite these challenges, dancers can mitigate injury risks through proper warm-up routines, technique refinement, cross-training for strength and flexibility, and wearing supportive footwear. If you have endured a foot or ankle injury from dancing, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can safely treat these types of injuries, in addition to providing you with information on how to protect your feet while dancing.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Deborah Rosenfeld from Rosenfeld Podiatry. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe

Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.

Treatment

Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

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

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Tuesday, 21 May 2024 00:00

Cuboid syndrome, though less common than other foot ailments, can cause significant discomfort and impairment in affected individuals. This condition occurs when the cuboid bone, located on the outer side of the foot, becomes displaced from its normal position within the foot's arch. The exact cause of cuboid syndrome is often attributed to overuse or repetitive stress, such as excessive running, jumping, or wearing poorly fitting shoes. Symptoms of cuboid syndrome typically include pain and tenderness along the outer edge of the foot, difficulty in walking or bearing weight, and limited range of motion in the ankle and midfoot. While cuboid syndrome is considered a rare injury, it is important to seek prompt medical attention if suspected, as delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to prolonged discomfort and complications. Treatment options for cuboid syndrome may include rest, orthotics, and in severe cases, manipulation or mobilization techniques performed by a podiatrist to realign the cuboid bone and restore proper foot function. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Cuboid syndrome, also known as cuboid subluxation, occurs when the joints and ligaments near the cuboid bone in the foot become torn. If you have cuboid syndrome, consult with Deborah Rosenfeld from Rosenfeld Podiatry. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Cuboid syndrome is a common cause of lateral foot pain, which is pain on the outside of the foot. The condition may happen suddenly due to an ankle sprain, or it may develop slowly overtime from repetitive tension through the bone and surrounding structures.

Causes

The most common causes of cuboid syndrome include:

  • Injury – The most common cause of this ailment is an ankle sprain.
  • Repetitive Strain – Tension placed through the peroneus longus muscle from repetitive activities such as jumping and running may cause excessive traction on the bone causing it to sublux.
  • Altered Foot Biomechanics – Most people suffering from cuboid subluxation have flat feet.

Symptoms

A common symptom of cuboid syndrome is pain along the outside of the foot which can be felt in the ankle and toes. This pain may create walking difficulties and may cause those with the condition to walk with a limp.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of cuboid syndrome is often difficult, and it is often misdiagnosed. X-rays, MRIs and CT scans often fail to properly show the cuboid subluxation. Although there isn’t a specific test used to diagnose cuboid syndrome, your podiatrist will usually check if pain is felt while pressing firmly on the cuboid bone of your foot.

Treatment

Just as the range of causes varies widely, so do treatments. Some more common treatments are ice therapy, rest, exercise, taping, and orthotics.

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

 

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Tuesday, 14 May 2024 00:00

An Achilles tendon tear occurs when the fibrous tissue connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone ruptures, often due to sudden and forceful movements or overuse. This vital tendon plays an essential role in everyday activities such as walking, running, and jumping. When torn, it can cause severe pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. The injury is commonly associated with athletes, especially those involved in sports requiring quick bursts of acceleration like basketball or soccer. However, anyone can experience an Achilles tendon tear, particularly as they age or if they engage in activities that strain the tendon. Treatment typically involves rest and stretching exercises that can strengthen the tendon and prevent future injuries. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair the tear. If you have endured an Achilles tendon injury, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat this condition.

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact Deborah Rosenfeld of Rosenfeld Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

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 injuries 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 feel free to contact our office located in Marlton, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2024 00:00

Ensuring the right shoe size is essential for comfort and foot health, especially when shopping online. Fortunately, measuring your shoe size at home is a simple process. Begin by gathering a ruler, a piece of paper, and a pen. Place the paper flat on the ground against a wall. Stand on the paper with your heel touching the wall. Using the pen, mark the longest part of your foot at the tip of your longest toe. Measure the distance from the edge of the paper to the mark in centimeters or inches. Repeat this process for the other foot as foot sizes may differ slightly. Finally, compare the measurements to a shoe size chart provided by shoe manufacturers or online retailers. Remember that shoe sizes may vary between brands, so it is essential to refer to specific sizing guides for accurate measurements. If you are experiencing any type of foot pain associated with the shoes you wear, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can treat foot conditions and offer additional guidance on how to find the right shoe size.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Deborah Rosenfeld from Rosenfeld Podiatry. Our doctor will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

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

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