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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00

Cekovsky Back After Ankle Injury

Center Michal Cekovsky, of the Maryland men’s basketball team, is back and performing well after missing six games with a left ankle injury.  After a game against Charlotte back in December, Cekovsky reported feeling some pain in his ankle.  It persisted through the holiday break and soon thereafter he wound up in a walking boot.  After resting and keeping weight off the ankle, Cekovsky came back on January 24th.  He is currently playing less than he used to, usually not more than 10 minutes per game.  Cekovsky is vital to the offense of the Terps, and he’ll hopefully be back to his healthy self soon.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Brent Kempf of Sayville Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports 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 feel free to contact our office located in Sayville, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Diabetic Foot Health Guidelines

Diabetes is often the underlying condition behind a myriad of foot and ankle problems. Issues such as peripheral neuropathy, in which a patient experiences a tingling or burning sensation in the feet, and poor circulation in the legs and feet both have links to diabetes. To avoid the injuries often associated with diabetes, consider the following guidelines: wear properly fitting shoes that offer support, inspect the feet often for bruises and cuts, trim the toenails regularly, dry the feet thoroughly after bathing, avoid using heating pads or hot water bottles on the feet, exercise gently to increase circulation and muscle tone, and alert your podiatrist immediately upon spotting an injury, blister, or lesion.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Brent Kempf from Sayville Foot Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. The condition can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, especially the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels, as blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Sayville, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Smarter Running Can Reduce Risk of Injury

A recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concluded that even five minutes of low-intensity running a day can extend one’s life by several years, compared to not running at all. While running is universally understood to be an easy exercise to implement, it can be detrimental to the body if done incorrectly. For smart running, consider the following suggestions for best practices. Build a strong base by maintaining a consistent routine and gradually adding mileage to allow the body to adapt to changes. Avoid running when fatigued, this can put unnecessary strain on all parts of the body. Cross-training can also help strengthen muscles and increase endurance.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Brent Kempf of Sayville Foot Care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber; this will help you gain better flexibility.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Sayville, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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