Perhaps one of the easiest injuries that most of us commonly suffer is a stubbed toe. You may be walking in socks or bare feet, moving quickly or even slowly, and, all of a sudden, your toe hits a chair or table, or something else in your house. Or perhaps, you are carrying something or … Continue reading Is Your Toe Broken?
It is important to take foot pain seriously. If the pain is continuous or recurring, it is vital to seek help before that pain develops into a more serious injury. A 2014 survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association revealed that 77 percent of U.S. adults have experienced foot pain, but only a third of … Continue reading Taking Foot Pain Seriously
14-year-old Presley Chandler isn’t just a normal teenager. She’s also practically a professional figure skater, and has been training for the past 10 years. Presley goes to skating classes for at least six hours a week, and piles on additional practice on her own. All this training has taken a few tolls on her body. … Continue reading Stress Fractures Can’t Stop Teenage Figure Skater
Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use. When this happens, they stop cushioning the foot and ankles from the impact of hitting the ground. Because there is nothing to protect them, the bones of the foot begin to absorb the … Continue reading Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Georgia Tech forward Jason Morris was finally able to return to the Jackets’ roster during their recent game against Kennesaw State. He was only able to play for four minutes, but after missing the first ten games due to a foot surgery, he was still invigorated. The stress fracture that caused Morris to need the … Continue reading Morris Back with Jackets after Foot Surgery
One of the most common injuries that athletes suffer from is a sprained ankle, a very painful and frustrating problem. A sprained ankle usually causes one to avoid participating in sports, and once someone has sprained their ankle, they are very likely to sprain it again. To get back into sports after a sprained ankle, … Continue reading Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries
Scott Wells of the Rams will be missing the remainder of the football season after suffering a broken ankle. The veteran center sustained his injury during a game against the 49ers. Coach Jeff Fisher reported that Wells fractured his left tibula, giving a prognosis of a four to six week recovery time. Prior to last … Continue reading NFL Player to Miss Remainder of Season From Broken Ankle