I recently was visiting family and my cousin’s child, had broken a growth plate in her toe. She had been prescribed a “walking boot” and was advised to limit her amount of stairs and walking. This is typical for any type of foot, toe, bone, tendon, ligament and muscle injury to the lower extremity, however, what seems to be overlooked is general walking around the house or what we would consider activities of daily living. I have rarely, if ever, had a current patient, let alo...
Posted on 2018-12-19
Ankle sprains are a very common injury, yet avoidable, affecting both sedentary individuals and athletes. Ankle sprains tend to affect the lateral (outer) ligaments most, due to the mechanism of injury often tends to be an inward rolling of the ankle. Many individuals under-estimate the importance of the appropriate rehab for lateral ankle sprains, but acute ankle sprains that aren’t dealt with properly are the major risk factor for re-injury and developing chronic ankle instability. In a...
Posted on 2018-07-23
As an avid basketball player, ankle sprains have always been a common injury. Many people wonder if the ankle height of their shoe could play a role in preventing ankle sprains. I personally believed early on that higher cut shoes have a protective effect on ankle sprains. But I still continued to sprain my ankle! This led me to research whether there have been any studies that support this popular belief. Long and behold there was a study by Barret et al. (1993)[1] that compared the prevalence...
Posted on 2018-05-18
One of the most significant changes in running technique in recent years is the shift from heel striking to mid-foot striking. There are many reasons for this shift including increased performance and reduced injuries. While most people will tend to run the way they walk, heel to toe, runners should shift to a mid-foot strike if they want to reduce injuries and increase efficiency. There are many problems inherent with heel striking. With heel strike technique the foot reaches out in front of t...
Posted on 2018-03-13
Writen by Brent Andrews BPE, A.T.,C The Foot: A good analogy is the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak the house will eventually start to collapse. Likewise if your feet are weak your body will collapse. Proper foot function provides support for the body above, keeping it strong. On the other hand, if the foot collapses then the body above is inadequately supported. In biomechanical terms, collapsing of the foot is called over-pronation. Pronation is a necessary motion of the foot...
Posted on 2017-12-14

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