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Wondering how your favorite player's ankle injury will affect him in future games? Looking to get insight on how players deal with the same injuries you're experiencing? We keep you current all season long.

 

Serena Williams Will Play in the Brisbane International despite Receiving Minor Surgery on Her Feet.

Despite receiving minor foot surgery on her toes, Tennis Pro Serena Williams will be heading to the Brisbane International. Many were concerned whether or not Williams would head the next round, after recently withdrawing from an exhibition match with world No. 1 Victoria Aza- renka in Thailand next Thursday. Williams ongoing foot troubles has displayed the need more recovery time following her surgery, but tour- nament director Cameron Pearson is convinced Williams will be fine stating "she's the rockstar of tennis."

She enters the 2013 season chasing the "Serena Slam" and is deter- mined to continue her rampage in the New Year. "I always said that if
I'm playing well I'm doing everything right, it's really difficult to beat me," Williams said. Dr. Johnson Holmes of Holmes Podiatry is a podiatrist who understands how crucial foot surgery is, before making adjust- mentsand getting back into the game. With his help, your injury can be
evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

Foot Surgery

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

However, sometimes you might need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can be used to 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 get back on track with your life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hindering the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. Again, these are the last options a surgeon would choose; the main goal would be to save the feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Boston, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.


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Celebrities

We keep you informed about the latest celebrity happenings to show how celebrities deal with the same conditions many of your patients are afflicted with.

 

Singer Annie Lennox Cancels Performance Due to Foot Pain

Former Eurythmics star Annie Lennox has recently canceled a performance at a United Nations event in Switzerland due to a foot injury. Lennox was scheduled to make an appearance at the Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony in Geneva, but opted not to go because of an issue with her foot that has left her in a great amount of pain.

Lennox said on social media site Facebook.com that "Some- times I get searing electrical shocks flashing through the nerve endings. It's the kind of pain that makes you stop in your tracks." The singer says she is resting up and plans to return to work soon. If you have pain like Lennox and think that it
may be due to a nerve disorder, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Roger Morris of Podiatry of Excellence. Dr. Morris can diagnose your injury or condition and provide you with appropriate treatment options.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

To learn more about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and EMG tests on Nerve Disorders of the foot and ankle please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Stroudsburg, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.


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Studies

Study Takes on Question of Nonsurgical Repair of Achilles Tendon

A study published in the December 5th issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery sheds light on whether nonsurgical repair of a ruptured Achilles tendonis necessary. Alexandra Sor- oceanu, M.D., M.P.H. and colleagues performed a meta- analysis of 10 randomized trials comparing surgical and non- surgical treatment. In their study they found the rerupture rate was similar. They also found the use of surgery was linked with a low rerupture rate if early range of motion wasn't used. "The results of the meta-analysis demonstrate that conservative treatment should be considered at centers using functional rehabilitation," said Soroceanu and colleagues. "Surgical repair should be preferred at centers that do not employ early-range- of-motion protocols as it decreased the rerupture risk in such

If you think you have sustained an Achilles tendon injury you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Jeffrey Hooser of Ankle & Foot Specialists. Dr. Hooser can diagnose your injury and provide you with a range of treatment options.

Facts to Know about Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in body. Since this tendon is important to movement, any injuries inflicted should be immediately brought up.

What Are the Most Common Injuries to the Achilles Tendon?

Tendon Ruptures: One may hear a popping or snapping sound if their Achilles tendon ruptures. Symptoms are swelling, pain, and difficulty walking or bending the foot forward. There are surgical and non-surgical proce- dures available and recovery can last up to a year from treatment.

Learn more about achilles tendon injuries by following link below.

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Lifestyles

Shockwave Therapy Cures Patient after Suffering Severe Pain in Feet

45-year-old full-time carer from Bankside London Rosemary Smith started getting shooting pains through her feet, which she thought it had to do with long periods of standing. About eight months later her pain spread to her right foot, when she later learned she had plantar fasciitis.

Rosemary tried switching from high heels, to flatter shoes, painkillers, specialized orthotic insoles, and even steroid injections. But nothing seemed to halt her agonizing foot pain. Eventually Rosemary was referred to shockwave therapy, and she noticed a drastic change after several treatments. "When I got off the bed, my feet felt more comfortable than they had in years," said Rosemary.

Although shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment for many different types of foot and ankle pain, it is important that you seek the advice of a podiatrist like Dr. Donald Lisbon of Medical Podiatry Care. Dr. Lisbon will examine your injury and work with you to determine if shockwave therapy is the best treatment option for your foot pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. This technique is used on patients that do not respond well to physiotherapy. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

To learn more about treatment, recovery time, and controversy regarding shockwave therapy read article by following link below.

If you have any questions please contact our office, which is, located in Philadelphia, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.


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