Patient Education

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

 

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March Articles 2014
...Basketball, tennis or and gymnastics are activities where stress fractures occur more frequently...

Stress Fracture Barely Affects MLB Player
...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...

July Articles 2015
...Individuals who run, play tennis or basketball, or practice gymnastics tend to experience these fractures more frequently...

Dancing With the Stars Champion Rumer Willis Sustains Stress Fracture
...Stress factors are most common among: -runners                                   -people affected with Osteoporosis -play tennis or basketball -gymnastics -high impact workouts Symptoms Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent...

4 Gifts for Happy Feet
... Fitting at a Sports Shoe Store: If you run, play tennis or basketball or another sport, a professional fitting at a specialty sports shoe store will ensure shoes that fit your sport and your feet...

Why is Your Child’s Heel Hurting?
...These include: Sports participation—this is by far the most common cause, particularly for children who play sports that involve excessive amounts of pounding on the heel such as running, basketball, football, soccer and baseball...

Dealing with Neuromas
...Other possible causes include: Certain foot deformities, including: flatfeet, bunions and hammertoes Overuse from activities that deliver repeated pounding to the ball of the foot, such as basketball or running An injury or trauma to the foot Symptoms Oftentimes the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma start gradually...

Treating Sesamoid Injuries
...At New England Foot & Ankle Specialists, we find risk factors that make patients more likely to injure the sesamoids include: Participating in sports and activities that put significant pressure or impact on the big toe and forefoot, such as ballet, football, running, basketball and tennis Having high arches Frequently wearing high heeled shoes There are several types of injuries that can occur to the sesamoids and the bones and tendons surround them including fractures, inflammation (sesamoiditis) and Turf Toe...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
Feet and ankles take a beating in basketball! Injuries can occur from running, jumping, cutting, quick starts and stops, and direct contact with other players...

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
...For this reason, children and adolescents involved in soccer, track, or basketball are especially vulnerable...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...They are often associated with activities requiring increased pressure on the ball of the foot, such as running, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and ballet...

Sports Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Baseball Basketball Field Hockey Football Injuries Golf Injuries Lacrosse Rugby Running Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball

Turf Toe
...Although this injury is most commonly reported in football players, participants in soccer, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and dance also are at risk...

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