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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
December 05, 2016

Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones had been playing into overtime with a broken foot injury in the game against the St. Louis Blues. He had noticed blood leaking through the laces after he and Blues forward Patrik Berglund collided. Jones had to be examined by team doctors after the game. It was determined that he had a hairline fracture, which sidelined him for the next three weeks, or 10 games. Jones had kept playing, finishing with 26 minutes and two shifts during overtime.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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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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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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