Tuesday, 20 February 2024 00:00

Understanding the risk factors for ankle sprains and strains is important to avoid injury. Poor athletic conditioning, characterized by a lack of regular ankle strengthening exercises, increases susceptibility to ankle sprains during strenuous activities. Muscle and ligament fatigue, especially when pushing through exhaustion towards the end of vigorous activities, further heightens the risk. Skipping warm-up sessions before physical activity leaves muscles and ligaments tight, while decreasing flexibility and increasing vulnerability to injury. Excess weight places additional stress on the joints, amplifying the likelihood of sprains during movements like walking, running, or jumping. Gender and age also play significant roles, with females over 30 and males aged 15 to 24 showing higher susceptibility to ankle sprains. Wearing high heels in uneven terrain, and wearing low-topped shoes during sports like basketball, further increases the risk of injury. Through proper conditioning, warm-up routines, weight management, and appropriate footwear selection, the risk of ankle sprains decreases. For personalized guidance and strategies for minimizing ankle sprain risk, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. 

Although ankle sprains are common, they aren’t always minor injuries. If you need your ankle injury looked at, contact Edward Orman, DPM from Honeygo Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains are the result of a tear in the ligaments within the ankle. These injuries may happen when you make a rapid shifting movement while your foot is planted. A less common way to sprain your ankle is when your ankle rolls inward while your foot turns outward.

What Are the Symptoms?

  • Pain at the sight of the tear
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Ankle area is tender to touch
  • In severe cases, may hear/feel something tear
  • Skin discoloration

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits

Treatment of a Sprain

In many cases, the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevate) is used to treat ankle sprains. However, you should see a podiatrist to see which treatment option would work best with your injury. In severe cases, surgery may be required.

It is important to ask your doctor about rehab options after you receive treatment for your injury. Stretching, strength training, and balance exercises may help the ankle heal while also preventing further injury.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Perry Hall, and Fallston, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2024 00:00

If you are suffering from tenderness, pain, or stiffness in the joints of your feet or ankles, call us to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 00:00

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, specifically the area between the third and fourth toes. This condition involves the thickening of the tissue surrounding a nerve leading to the toes, usually caused by irritation or compression. The hallmark symptom of Morton's neuroma is a sharp, burning pain or the sensation of a small, pebble-like object under the ball of the foot. As the condition progresses, individuals may experience numbness, tingling, or a feeling of swelling in the toes. The pain tends to worsen with activities like walking or wearing tight shoes, as these activities compress the affected nerve. Morton's neuroma is often more prevalent in women and individuals who frequently wear high heels or engage in activities that put repetitive pressure on the forefoot. Morton’s neuroma is treated by a podiatrist. If you are experiencing symptoms of this condition, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with this type of doctor who can accurately diagnose and treat Morton’s neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Edward Orman, DPM of Honeygo Podiatry. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Perry Hall, and Fallston, MD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2024 00:00

Heel spurs are bony protrusions that develop on the underside of the heel bone, often causing discomfort and pain. These spurs typically form in response to long-term strain on the ligaments and muscles of the foot, which leads to the calcification of soft tissues near the heel. While some individuals with heel spurs may not experience any symptoms, others may encounter persistent pain, especially during weight-bearing activities such as walking or standing. The pain is often described as a sharp, stabbing sensation in the heel. Inflammation and tenderness may accompany the discomfort, further affecting mobility. Seeking professional evaluation from a podiatrist is essential for an accurate diagnosis and the formulation of an effective treatment plan to alleviate symptoms and enhance overall foot health. If you have a heel spur, it is suggested that you consult with this type of doctor who can accurately diagnose and treat this condition.

Heel spurs can be incredibly painful and sometimes may make you unable to participate in physical activities. To get medical care for your heel spurs, contact Edward Orman, DPM from Honeygo Podiatry. Our doctor will do everything possible to treat your condition.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be caused by small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching onto the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot and may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Older individuals usually suffer from heel spurs and pain sometimes intensifies with age. One of the main condition's spurs are related to is plantar fasciitis.

Pain

The pain associated with spurs is often because of weight placed on the feet. When someone is walking, their entire weight is concentrated on the feet. Bone spurs then have the tendency to affect other bones and tissues around the foot. As the pain continues, the feet will become tender and sensitive over time.

Treatments

There are many ways to treat heel spurs. If one is suffering from heel spurs in conjunction with pain, there are several methods for healing. Medication, surgery, and herbal care are some options.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our offices located in Perry Hall, and Fallston, MD . We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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