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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
August 24, 2015
Tags: Foot Pain   broken ankle   Foot Healt  

Bryan Mone of the University of Michigan’s Wolverines will be out for an extended period of time due to a broken ankle. The lower leg injury was sustained during practice, and now it seems the Michigan nose guard may have to miss the entire season. The injury comes as a blow for the Wolverines, who appear to regularly rotate Mone, Ryan Glasgow and Maurice Murst. The 325 pound Mone is the largest and most likely strongest of the group. With Mone out, the team’s change in rotation will force coach Greg Mattison to rely more on Glasgow.    

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

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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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 27, 2015
Tags: broken ankle   broken toe   Foot trauma  

Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants has had to combat a season full of injuries. The player suffered a broken toe during the third preseason game against the Jets, placing him on short-term injured reserve for the first ten weeks of the season. After returning to the field, Schwartz was only able to make it one more quarter before he broke his ankle, officially ending his season. At the Giants’ minicamp in June, Schwartz shared, “My toe’s fine, I haven’t really felt it all this spring. My anke’s getting there, it’s just a matter of getting the repetitive pounding on the ankle. It’s gonna take time, I’ve got a couple of weeks now, five weeks to get it right.”

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle 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).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

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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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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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 08, 2014

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport)At the beginning of March, Brooklyn Nets player Brook Lopez received surgery to help repair a torn tendon and tighten lateral ligaments in his left ankle. It has been confirmed by Brooklyn GM Billy King that Lopez suffered two ankle sprains, one in November and the other in December of the 2013 season.

The 2013 All-Star center was sidelined in the beginning of 2014 after undergoing two procedures on his right foot. The surgery will hopefully not cause a delay in Lopez’s return to the court. Lopez has also fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, an injury that required immediate surgery to repair. Despite his injuries, he ranks No. 7 in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating at the time of injury.

Anyone can suffer from an ankle sprain. If you sprained your ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your ankle sprain in addition to any other foot or ankle condition.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

How Can I 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 helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

  • Wearing appropriate shoes
  • Stretching before participating in physical activity
  • Knowing your limitations

To learn more about ankle sprains please follow link below.

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

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Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland after the Women’s 10km Classic competition at the Laura Cross Country Center during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games,During an abnormally warm cross-country women’s 10k classical ski race, Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk won in spite of having recently fractured her foot. Kowalczyk was faster than silver medalist Charlotte Kalla by 18.4 seconds, finishing the race in 28 minutes, 17.8 seconds.

This is the first gold medal the athlete has won at Sochi and the second one of her career. "It's something big for me because I broke my foot two weeks ago," Kowalczyk said. "I was fighting with myself with this injury."

Stress fractures of the foot and ankle often occur among athletes and usually require surgery and a long recovery period. If you are dealing with a stress fracture, speak to a podiatrist like Dr. Jeffrey Conforti. Dr. Conforti will assess the severity of your condition and make a professional recommendation regarding your 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.

Treating Stress Fractures

The individual and the degree of injury depend on the fracture of the foot. Some fractures heal very fast while others take a long times and one would need crutches.

- Set a routine regimen for any activities that involve running
- Choose footwear that provides good support
- Surgery with supportive pins around the ankle

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

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