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Los Angeles Dodgers player A.J. Ellis had all the reason to smile. When his team won, Ellis went to congratulate fellow teammates Josh Beckett. Unfortunately, Ellis slipped on a teammate’s facemask and wound up rolling on his ankle as he ran towards Beckett. Ellis was diagnosed with an ankle sprain and is currently DL.

"I wanted to be a part of it. It's a great day, a great experience to be a part of. I quickly lost my thrill for what happened," Ellis said. "Rolled it pretty good. I'm beyond frustrated, still kind of shocked." A Dodgers catcher will be taking Ellis’ place until he recovers.

Ankle sprains can strike an athlete out of the game. If your foot or ankle is sprained, call podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care.Dr. Tedesco 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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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Baseball player Ben Revere sustained a fracture to his right foot shortly after joining his team, the Phillies, back in July of 2013. To help speed the healing process, Revere has his foot being held up by pins. Unfortunately, Revere still contends with pain in his injured foot, saying 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 first and foremost hopes his injury will temporary as he wants to be in the game as soon as possible.

Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injury is no fun.If you are an athlete and sustained podiatric injury, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care.  Dr. Tedesco can treat your injuries with the care they need.

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 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, including:

•           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.

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

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Matthew Leonardi, has been dancing since he was 4 years old. Ten years after his first dance, Leonardi began experiencing a strange feeling to his ankle.  "I couldn't point [my foot]. It felt like something was blocking it and I didn't have that great flexibility of pointing and flexing,” Leonardi said.

Leonardi would be diagnosed with trigonum syndrome; a rare condition in which excess bone in the ankle is crushed by an injury. Fortunately, according to Leonardi’s surgeon, once the diagnosis has been made the condition can be corrected through surgery.  "Recovery was great. I started pointing and flexing again, like nothing happened, like there was nothing wrong with it, and I was just like, ‘Oh my gosh, he saved my career,’” Leonardi said.

Foot and ankle conditions sometimes require surgery. If you or a loved one needs surgery,contact podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care.  Dr. Tedesco can help you determine whether or not you need surgery.

 

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions

- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues

- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions

- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones

- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

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

 

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MLB player Rudy Owens’sustained a mysterious stress fracture in his left foot last year, undergoing surgery so the injury doesn’t get worse.  “Even when I first started feeling it, it never hurt when I pitched — only when I’d run,” Owens said involving last year. “I tell people I was in the rodeo and I got stepped on by a bull. Other than that I don’t know, it just happened, I guess stress fracture.”

 “Foot’s good,” Owens said post-surgery. “I mean, it’s getting there. It gets sore sometimes when I run. I take a few days off of running and it feels good again. So I mean, it’s just up and down with the soreness. But pitching wise, there’s no pain.”

A stress fracture can happen unexpectedly. If you injured your foot or ankle, podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care is here to help. Dr. Tedesco can examine your foot or ankle and make the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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

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