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How can I most effectively care for a minor foot injury?

How can I most effectively care for a minor foot injury?

Minor?: What is meant by minor foot injury. Please describe what type of injury you have experienced and what type of complications are occurring. If you are not sure of the type of injury you have please consult your podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

What can I do to tell if I have a foot injury after having a longboarding fall?

See below: If you are concerned about a fracture then you will need an x-ray.
An injury will be indicated by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty standing or walking. ...Read more

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Can my foot injury last longer than I was told or if there could be a more serious injury?

Can my foot injury last longer than I was told or if there could be a more serious injury?

Yes: Sometimes xrays could miss a subtle fracture or soft tissue damage such as ligament tears (lisfranc), tendon tears or cartilage damage. A good clinical exam should detect this but at times a MRI or ct is needed when injuries last longer than they should on a compliant healthy person. Ask your podiatrist if there is anything else that can be done or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a foot injury and can't run for about two weeks do you get slower?

I'm just wondering, if you have a foot injury and can't run for about two weeks do you get slower?

Perhaps initially,: But you will recover. Muscle atrophies at a rate of 3% per day with disuse. I wouldn't worry too much about bouncing back after two weeks of not running. ...Read more

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How does one treat a foot injury?

How does one treat a foot injury?

What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more

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How can you treat crushed foot injury?

How can you treat crushed foot injury?

See a physician: If you crushed your foot you should see a podiatrist. Aside from broken bones of primary concern would be the formation of a compartment syndrome where the muscles swell in a confined facial compartment cutting off circulation to the foot and damaging nerves. This can be limb threatening. ...Read more

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What to do for a possible soft tissue foot injury?

More info: Will need to know what type of soft tissue injury such as a cut, or sprain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a foot injury?

What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a possible soft tissue foot injury?

Try Up and no Ice.: If it is only possible soft tissue injury, do very little. The body's natural defense and repairative functions will kick in very nicely. If it is a blatant injury the by all means, begin with the RICE protocol. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can you do with a foot injury?

How to know what exercises can you do with a foot injury?

Foot Exercises: Here is a link to my foot strengthening video. Please remember that the exercises must be done pain free.

http://www. Drblakeshealingsole. Com/2011/05/foot-and-ankle-general-strengthening. Html. ...Read more

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Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Does rollerblading increase the risk of having a foot injury?

Nothing ventured: Nothing gained. I suppose if you kept yourself indoors sitting on a well-padded couch for the rest of your life, the only injury you might get is carpal tunnel from fiddling with the tv remote all day. Yes, a small risk of a foot injury exists if you roller-blade. But what doesn't come with risks? Go out and enjoy life's pleasures. Injuries are going to find you whether you enjoy life or not! ...Read more

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Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Are there any cardio excercises you can do with a foot injury?

Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more

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Do you ever fully recover from a foot injury? Cant stay off it.

Do you ever fully recover from a foot injury? Cant stay off it.

Depends: On the type of injury. Plantar fasciitis can become so severe that any weight-bearing inflames the area and continues the process. Then only staying off the foot will allow healing to occur. See you orthopedist or podiatrist for further care and instructions. ...Read more

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Vibrating foot for 9+ years now from time to time for about 1 min. What could be causing this? Never had any type of foot injury before. Normal?

Vibrating foot for 9+ years now from time to time for about 1 min. What could be causing this? Never had any type of foot injury before. Normal?

R/O NEUROPATHY: You need a full exam and detailed Neurologic exam. Lab work up for Vit d /b12/folic acid/ Lyme titers. If symptoms persist an MRI of the brain to evaluate for MS. And MRI of the back to evaluate for herniated disc. ...Read more

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When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

Injury: This would entirely depend on what the injury is. Usually the purpose of the splint is to immobilize the foot to allow parts of it to rest by restricting motion. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

Physical therapy.: See an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, who will instruct you on the correct strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?

I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?

May not: If you have a true morton's neuroma and have had symptoms for greater than 6 months, then conservative care may not resolve your problem. Neuromas are scaring and inflammation to the nerve sheath and the nerve itself. If the nerve is damaged, then it will usually not return to normal. Many times surgical excision is necessary. Discuss with your foot doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

See your Doc: Yes, you should see your pcp or ortho or podiatrist regarding the foot injury. They will want to review the nature of the injury, review a physical examination, look at xrays or other diagnostic studies and make reccs. ...Read more

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Should I see an orthopedist or podiatrist for a foot injury?

Should I see an orthopedist or podiatrist for a foot injury?

Either: Both are trained to treat foot injuries,
although the podiatrist only treats the foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Foot injury swollen and itch?

Foot injury swollen and itch?

Ice: And elevation. What was the injury? Consult podiatrist. ...Read more

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Need help losing weight with a foot injury?

Need help losing weight with a foot injury?

These may help: Try planks, sit ups, crunches, bicycle crunches, leg lifts. If you have one, use a stationary bike- cardio without much pressure on injured foot. ...Read more

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How can a foot injury from running be treated?

How can a foot injury from running be treated?

RICE: Rest ice compression elevation- if not better quickly see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What kind: There are a number of injuries that occur with the foot and ankle and treatment can range from simple activity modification to immobilization all the way to surgery. More information is needed for a complete answer. ...Read more

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What to do about a foot injury that is swelling badly?

What to do about a foot injury that is swelling badly?

RICE: For many injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. For severe injuries or if your swelling doesn't improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have swelling 1 week post foot injury?

Would it be unhealthy to have swelling 1 week post foot injury?

Yes: It's very normal to have swelling within a week of surgery. It is very important to keep that swelling down by keeping your foot elevated and limit your walking. Unlike other parts of the body, the foot is subject to gravity keeping the fluid flowing down - so you really have to make an effort to reduce that risk. If not, you risk complications like pain, blood clot, and delayed healing. ...Read more

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