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On the Hunger Games set in Berlin, Germany, Michelle Forbes, who plays the character of Lieutenant Jackson, received several injuries. The injuries came as a result of stunts gone awry and the intense production schedule, with Forbes spraining an ankleand injuring a knee. An insider from the set told FOX411, “She is recovering and seeing a specialist,” also stating that the film set is “pandemonium.”

Contrary to what was reported from the source on set, a Lionsgate-affiliated insider denied the existence of any injuries and reported that filming is running on schedule. Liam Hemsworth, another Hunger Games star, was also disclosed to have sustained an injury; in photos from on set, the actor is shown to be limping, suggesting an injured ankle.

Treatment for ankle injuries is possible at home, but having the input of a doctor is always helpful. If you would like information on self-care for an ankle injury, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

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.

For more information about Ankle Sprains, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Clifton and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) share a romantic 'Princess Bride' moment, while Elwes tries not to put weight on his foot. (20th Century Fox)Actor Cary Elwes—best known as the farm boy who becomes Dread Pirate Robert’s protégé then dies and gets revitalized a few times in Princess Bride—will release a memoir about the movie’s production in October.  The book is titled “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.”

In a recent discussion about the memoir on a panel at BookCon, Elwes revealed that six weeks into filming he broke his toe.  He said he was afraid that he’d lose the role if he asked for a delay, and instead suffered quietly on set.  He also admitted that many of his postures were based primarily on removing pressure from the swollen foot

Apparently, he broke the toe while driving Andre the Giant’s ATV by somehow wedging his foot under the pedal.

While the sheer willpower required to fence through crippling foot pain is impressive, ignoring and exerting a broken toe is ill advised.  If you are suffering from a broken bone in the foot or ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to any of your podiatric needs.

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
·the inability to move the toe with ease.
·toe appears crooked or disfigured
·tingling or numbness in the toe
·injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated 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 regarding broken toes, follow the link below.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 09, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

TV newsreader Chris Bath when she was a young girl as a dancerChris Bath of Seven Sunday Night used to be a ballet dancer. Unfortunately flat feet and knock-keeps kept the future host from taking her dance career even further; today, however, Bath manages to remain connected to the art as the ambassador of Parramatta-based Form Dance Projects. Form, like other local business and creative leaders, is looking for an artistic home for the city’s many dancers, choreographers, and school students.

“I loved dancing, but was not anatomically made for it so I had no turnout, my knees always wanted to knock in and my feet were also flat,” Bath comments. “I realized at age 12 when my teacher told me, but I refused to give in.”

Flat feet can become burdensome for dancers, athletes, and other performers. If you have concerns regarding flat feet, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assist you with any of your foot- and ankle-related issues.

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.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

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.

 

To learn more about flat feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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http://wric.images.worldnow.com/images/3768783_G.jpgWomen who often bypass comfort for the sake of style are finding that this decision may be detrimental to their foot health, according to WRIC Newsroom. The current trend of sporting high, narrow-fitting, or strappy shoes leaves women with very poor or even nonexistent foot-support. The desire for fashionable shoes has even spread to teenagers; even they are suffering from foot pains.

After her sophomore year of high school Jordan Kennmore underwent surgery for the removal of a bunion. “It hurt even putting on sandals, it hurt. I’d go barefoot around a lot,” she states, now 20-years-old. “I don’t wear those a lot anymore. Special occasions, maybe, cause I don’t want to try and fit my foot into a tight and narrow space and have something go wrong.”

Many women regularly wear high heels despite their lacking foot-support. If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing high heels, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle problems.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

·         Ankle Joints
·         Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
·         Balls of the Feet
·         Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
·         Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

·         Corns
·         Calluses
·         Hammertoe
·         Bunions
·         Morton’s Neuroma
·         Plantar Fasciitis

For more information about maintaining foot health while still wearing high heels, follow the link below.

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

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201-986-1900
 
 
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