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michelle-forbesSources of the Berlin, Germany based set told FOX411 that numerous of actors, including Michelle Forbes, who plays Lieutenant Jackson, have sustained injuries recently due to intense production schedule and stunts gone haywire on the Hunger Games set. According to the insider, Michelle sprained her ankle and injured her knee.  “She is recovering and seeing a specialist,” the insider said.

The insider also noted that the scene on the set of the final installment of the book-inspired trilogy is “pandemonium.” A source tied to the film’s studio, Lionsgate, however, denied there have been any injuries, stating the filming is on schedule. Photos also revealed Liam Hemsworth limping, with multiple outlets reporting he injured his ankle on set. But a source told E! News that the 24-year-old did not sustain an injury and that no production time was lost.

Ankle sprains can take you out of the game. If your ankle was sprained, call podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY.Dr. Bar-David can treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

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

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful.

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.

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Additional information – including how to cope with ankle sprains– 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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jedd-gyrokoJedd Gyorko of the San Diego Padres had to sit out of the team’s recent game against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a case of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He had been experiencing heel pain since late May. Although he was given cortisone shots by his doctor, he still found himself having a hard time playing through the condition.

The Padres speculate that Gyorko may have to be moved to the 15-week DL in order for his plantar fascia to fully heal. Jace Peterson was brought up from a Triple-A team to fill in for him when they took on the Pirates.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common podiatric conditions. For help dealing with the pain caused by plantar fasciitis, speak to podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can assess your foot condition and recommend the proper treatment for your foot and ankle ailments.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Weight change
  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices. 
  • Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis. 
  • Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

New Studies on Treatment

According to groundbreaking treatment option studies, Luca M. Sconfienza, M.D. says that ultrasound with steroid injections was effective in over 95% of cases that involve plantar fasciitis. This process involves anesthesia and is a single process, out-patient treatment that was discovered to be highly effective. Luca M. Sconfienza M.D. presented her study at an annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Be sure to speak with your podiatrist about different methods that can be used, as well as finding out what treatment options they offer.

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Additional information – including the effects of plantar fasciitis– 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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Caris LeVert of Michigan State sustained a stress fracture in his foot. In order to have his injury repaired, LeVert had to undergo surgery. Due to his surgery and need of a recovery period, LeVert will miss approximately eight to ten weeks of game time.

Fortunately, Michigan State coach John Belein remains optimistic, stating that “He is doing well . . . We are confident he will participate in our late summer training and play in our August trip to Europe.” LeVert is currently being considered for NBA drafting.

Stress fractures are especially common in athletes. If you suffered a foot or ankle injury and believe it may be a stress fracture, come and see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY.Dr. Bar-David will treat your foot and ankle injuries with the professionalism and care they need.  

 

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. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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Additional information – including how to cope with stress 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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luke-rockholdMMA fighter Luke Rockhold picked up the win against Tim Boetsch in a middleweight bout at UFC 172. Unfortunately, Rockhold’s victory wasn’t just without his share of cuts and bruises. Rockhold revealed at the event’s post night press conference that he suffered a broken toe.

Rockhold took to Instagram to display the X-rayed injury. Rockhold fractured the middle toe in his right foot. According to the UFC rankings Rockhold is number 5 in the world rankings, making a title bout a possibility in the near future.  

Broken toes can break the fight out of you. If you sustained a toe injury, see podiatrist Dr. Tzvi Bar-David of Foot Associates of NY. Dr. Bar-David can attend to your foot and ankle injuries.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • inability to move the toe with ease.
  • crooked or disfigured appearance
  •  tingling or numbness in the toe
  • fever or chills throughout their body
  •  open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Alleviate swelling by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional information – including what to know about broken toes– 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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