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Monday, 28 April 2014 00:00

Action Actor Sustains On-Set Injuries

50 year old actor Russell Crowe, who recently celebrated his half-century birthday, revealed to Australian radio station Nova FM a bucket list of injuries that he incurred while filming various action roles.

 When speaking of his current condition, Crowe says that “I find it a bit difficult to run these days. I have grade four tears in both Achilles, I have shin splints, no cartilage in the toes in my right foot, I’ve got bone marrow edemas in under my knees, and I have one degenerating hip…”Fortunately, Crowe maintains a sense of humor and continues his craft in spite of his injuries.

Working on your feet can cause wear and tear. For treatment of foot or ankle pain, see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Allow yourself to expose your feet.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Additional information – including information on achilles tendon or foot and ankle injuries – can be found by visiting www.footassociatesny.com.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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When C.J. Kopecki was just 10 years old, he planned on spending his active life playing soccer. Unfortunately for Kopecki, he has flat feet; meaning that he would be unable to run as efficiently as the rest of his potential teammates.

Instead of deterring himself from athletic participation, Kopecki took up swimming instead, and now at age 14 he’s a valuable member of the South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO). The teen recently came in third place in the 13-14 Division high-point standings in the Florida Gold Coast 14-Under Junior Olympics. "I decided to try it out,” Kopecki said. “I went to a practice and … got taught all of the strokes and learned to swim. I have loved it ever since then.”

Having flat feet can create several difficulties for those who have them. If you or a loved one has flat feet, contact podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can help you work with your flat-feet as well as other podiatric-related needs.

 

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

 

Symptoms:

·         Pain around the heel or arch area

·         Trouble standing on the tip toe.

·         Swelling around the inside of the ankle.

·         Flat look to one or both feet.

·         Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional information – including symptoms and treatments of flat feet can be found by visitingwww.footassociatesny.com.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Ben Revere, a baseball player for the Phillies, has his foot held by pins in hopes of expediting the healing process of his injury. Revere sustained a fractured foot shortly after joining the team in July 2013. For now, Revere struggles with pain in his foot, stating that his feet feel ‘like nails’. "Everybody says the first time you get traded to a new team, you feel like a rookie again," Revere said. "It's true. Now I feel a lot more comfortable. I know what I've got to do. I know how everything is over here in the organization."

Revere has high hopes that his injury will only be temporary, as the Phillies want Revere to be back on the field as soon as he can.

Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injury is devastating for athletes. If you are an athlete with a foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can treat your foot and ankle injuries.  

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain on the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face include:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional information – including symptoms and treatments of foot and ankle fractures can be found by visiting www.footassociatesny.com.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


It was only a practice game, but a misstep looked like it would take the 6 foot 9 inch forward out of the game for the season.  Derek Funderburk, a sophomore at St Edwards in Ohio was turning to defend the basket when he stepped on the foot of his Eagles teammate and broke his own foot.

Fortunately, after treatment and some time off, Funderburk was able to return and finish the season with his team.

What happened to this young athlete was truly a freak accident, however foot fractures are common and can put anyone on the sidelines of their own life.

A broken foot can happen to just about anyone. If you or a loved one suffered a broken foot, come see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can treat your foot and ankle injuries with the professionalism and care they need.  

 

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Symptoms of a broken foot typically include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness. Occasionally the pain of a broken foot may be so severe that walking is not an option. Broken toes are usually less painful than broken heels or other bones within the foot. A foot that is blue, numb, cold, misshapen, cut or deformed can occur in more serious cases of broken feet. Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed.

Prior to seeking the attention of a doctor, several steps can be taken at home in order to reduce pain and swelling. Stabilization and elevation of the broken foot should be the number one priority.

“It is important not to move the foot, so any type of homemade splint will work well. However, any splint that causes the foot to become more painful, or cut off blood circulation should be removed. Ice can also decrease swelling and alleviate some of the pain that a broken foot can cause, “ according to Foot Associates of New York, podiatric physicians and surgeons with offices in Manhattan and the New York metropolitan area.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional information – including symptoms and treatments of foot and ankle fractures can be found by visiting www.footassociatesny.com.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

 

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