Category Archives: Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries

Ankle Injuries During Thanksgiving Family Football Fun

foot-doctors-los-angelesEvery Thanksgiving, families watch football on TV, and play the sport with friends and family members. While most of these friendly games end with everyone enjoying their turkey dinners, more than 25,000 people across the country will get a serious ankle injury.

Many people think that ankle sprains are non-serious injuries that can be treated at home with rest and ice. However, not seeking treatment can have serious long-term effects on a person’s return to functionality and increase their chances of a future serious sprain.

To learn more about this festive injury and what you should do, keep reading!

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Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant Suffers Broken Bone In Foot

foot-surgeon-los-angelesDallas Cowboys all-pro receiver wide receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken bone in his right foot during his team’s 27-26 win over the New York Giants on Sunday night.

Bryant appeared to suffer the injury at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The injury is sometimes called a “Jones Fracture.”

Bryant had surgery on Monday to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. The fifth metatarsal is on the outside of the foot (smallest toe).

A screw was inserted into Bryant’s right foot  to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal. What does this mean to the Cowboys and Bryant’s career? Keep reading!

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Do Your Feet Get Sore From Biking?

podiatrists-los-angelesDo you suffer from sore feet after a bike ride, or during a ride?

Foot pain due to biking is common. Soreness can be caused by ill-fitting footwear or incorrect cleat position.

Pain may be the result of an underlying foot condition such as plantar fasciitis or another issue. To learn more, keep reading!

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Foot Injuries Increase During Winter Weather

podiatrist-los-angelesWhen temperatures dip, cold-weather related injuries increase.

During the winter months, some hospitals experience up to a 500 percent increase in ER patients.

Many of these injuries are the result of slips and falls.

What is the most common foot injury during the winter and what should you if it happens to you?

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New York Giants’ Jon Beason Needs Foot Surgery

New York Giants’ middle linebacker Jon Beason fractured a sesamoid bone and tore ligaments in his right foot in June, but has been playing through the pain.

After aggravating the injury, Beason has finally agreed to surgery.

What does Beason’s future hold, keep reading!

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How to Avoid Skateboard Foot Injuries

Many kids and adults enjoy skateboarding, along with its gravity-defying joy of jumps, spins, and flips.

However, skateboarding tricks can result in a lot of hard falls and injuries to ankles and feet.

How can you avoid these types of injuries? Keep reading!

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Soccer Season and Your Child’s Feet

When kids head back to school, they also return to school sports, such as soccer. While soccer has less contact than football, children can still injure their feet.

How do you know when your child’s soccer injuries are minor or serious, and what can you do about them? Keep reading!

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What To Do If You Have a Heel Bruise

While ankle sprains are the most common ankle/foot injury, a heel bruise can be very painful.

The heel bone, also known as the calcaneus, is the largest bone in the foot and the primary weight bearing bone.

A heel bruise can happen because of a sudden injury or from repetitive impact on the foot. What should you do if you have a heel bruise? Keep reading!

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Ankle Injury Knocks Soccer Player Marco Reus Out of World Cup

German soccer player Marco Reus was knocked out of the World Cup on Friday after suffering an ankle injury during a warm-up game against Armenia.

The German Football Federation said that Reus suffered a partial ligament tear in his left ankle.

How serious is this injury and what can be done about it? Keep reading!

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What to Do If You Get Runner’s Toe

Subungual hematoma (also known as runner’s toe or tennis toe) is when there is bleeding under the toenail. This happens because of repeated trauma to the toe and/or toenail.

This trauma can be caused by something as innocent as shoes that are too tight or by toenails that are too long. If you drop a heavy object on the toe, this can cause traumatic bleeding under the toenail.

What should you do if this happens? Keep reading!

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