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By contactus@mid-michiganfootandankle.com
October 19, 2015

Several new studies in both people and animals have revealed that a single sprained ankle may have lingering, lifelong negative effects on how well and often one may move. In one study that involved young people, college students with chronic ankle instability were found to move significantly less than those without the condition; taking a daily average of about 2,000 fewer steps. This reflected a different study involving mice, in which mice with past sprains continued to have problems during balance testing when compared to mice that did not suffer injury.   

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle needs contact Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Triathlete Tamsyn Moana-Veale travelled thousands of miles from her native Australia to compete in the 2014 Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon in Morocco. Unfortunately for Moana-Veale, she found out she had a stress fracture in her foot once she arrived in Morocco.

This stress fracture prevented Moana-Veale from taking part in the running portion of the race. However, Moana-Veale’s doctors allowed her to participate in the swimming and cycling segments, and she was sure to give it her all in those events. Moana-Veale’s training partner, Anel Radford, finished in second place in the event overall.

Stress fractures are painful. If you sustained a stress fracture to your foot or ankle, speak to podiatrist Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M., of the Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can treat your podiatric injuries.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

Treatment

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take longer.

For more information about Stress Fractures in the Feet and Ankles, follow the link below.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in SaginaworEssexville, MI.  We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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Joel EmbiidMany NBA analysts expected Joel Embiid to be the first player the Cleveland Cavaliers picked when the league started its draft this year. But unfortunately Embiid recently incurred a stress fracture in his right foot, making him a potential liability if the problem doesn’t fully heal right away.

It’s all too common for a top-prospect NBA player’s career to be impeded or ended by an injury that just won’t go away. Luckily Embiid’s prodigious skills still make him a valuable option for any team, even if they have to shoulder a few risks by selecting him.

Athletes like Embiid are constantly moving around, which places huge strains on their feet and makes them susceptible to painful injuries like stress fractures. If you or someone you know has been experiencing pain in their feet, visit podiatrist Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M., of the Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can figure out whether or not a stress fracture is the cause of your discomfort and assist you in making a full recovery.

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.

Treating Stress Fractures

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot.

For more information about Podiatric Stress Fractures, follow the link below.

If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw or Essexville, MI.  We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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By gary@midiabeticfootcenter.com
June 19, 2013

KOKOBritish rapper Itch has pulled out of a London gig to undergo surgery on his foot, after sustaining a nasty foot injury during a performance over the weekend.

Itch broke three bones in his heel by jumping from a balcony during his performance at The Jazz Cafe in the U.K. iTch, Jonathan Fox, was due to appear alongside action star Bronson at a nearby nightclub, but instead will be undergoing surgery to repair his foot. The rapper went on Facebook, and posted a picture of himself hanging from the balcony with his bandage foot, “Camden rocks! Hospital sucks,” said Fox.  

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Stein’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When is Foot Surgery Needed?

Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.

However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.

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

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