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... Privileges at Southern NH Medical Center BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS-VA, Boston, MA (7/03 - 6/04) RESIDENT (PSR-12) Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency which included preoperative,intra-operative care of multiple podiatric issues which included elective and surgical procedures (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, heel spurs, etc) tonon-elective surgical procedures (osteomyelitis, fractures, etc)...

February Articles 2014
...As with stress fractures, breaks form as a process over time—repeated stress on already present cracks...

March Articles 2014
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures in the foot and ankle happen when muscles become weak due to too much or too little use...

Stress Fracture Barely Affects MLB Player
... 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...

May Articles 2014
... To treat problems of the foot, ankle or lower leg, a podiatrist may prescribe physical therapy, drugs, perform surgery on lower extremity fractures...

Majority of Americans experience foot pain, shows new study
... Podiatric Treatment A podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following: physical therapy drugs perform surgery on lower extremity fractures orthotic inserts or soles A common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Does Not End the Race for Runner
...Kaufman’s RA makes her especially prone to incurring stress fractures...

August Articles 2014
...If ignored, sesamoiditis can lead to other, more serious problems such as severe irritation and fractures of the bones...

Sesamoid Troubles End Zeid’s Season
...It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures...

September Articles 2014
...If ignored, sesamoiditis can lead to other, more serious problems such as severe irritation and fractures of the bones...

Bilateral Sesamoiditis Ends Season for MLB Player
...It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures...

October Articles 2014
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

Acupuncture Can Aid Heel Pain Management
...Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing...

December Articles 2014
... Stress fractures are a common injury for runners...

Wearing the Wrong Fitting Running Shoe Can Cause Serious Injury
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

May Articles 2015
... Broken toes can be categorized as either minor or severe fractures...

Dancing with the Stars Instructor Suffers from Broken Toe during Rehearsal
... Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery...

July Articles 2015
... Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use...

Dave Grohl Makes Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Appearance despite Broken Ankle
... Broken Ankles A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area...

Dancing With the Stars Champion Rumer Willis Sustains Stress Fracture
...“I have to hang up my dancing shoes for a little bit because of a few stress fractures in my foot but it’s not going to stop me from singing for you guys on the #DWTSlivetour,” Willis explained...

September Articles 2015
...This added force can cause fractures, ligament tears, and muscle strains because the legs are trying to compensate for the impact...

Celebrity Runners Share Marathon Running Tips
... - Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style...

November Articles 2015
...As with stress fractures, breaks form as a process over time—repeated stress on already present cracks...

Ankle Sprains: Tis’ the Season
...X-rays or other imaging studies may also be ordered to determine how bad the sprain is and to check for fractures or other injuries...

February Articles 2016
...Similar to plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause heel pain due to stress fractures and muscle tearing...

Addressing Your Heel Pain
...Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing...

Osteoporosis and Your Feet
...According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Did you know that unexplained fractures in the foot can be the first sign of osteoporosis...

All About Foot Fractures
With nearly a quarter of all the bones of your body located in your feet, it’s not surprising that one of the more common conditions we see at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists are fractures...

Treating a Lisfranc Injury
... Lisfranc injuries fall into three categories: fractures, sprains and dislocations...

Treating Sesamoid Injuries
...At New England Foot & Ankle Specialists, we find risk factors that make patients more likely to injure the sesamoids include: Participating in sports and activities that put significant pressure or impact on the big toe and forefoot, such as ballet, football, running, basketball and tennis Having high arches Frequently wearing high heeled shoes There are several types of injuries that can occur to the sesamoids and the bones and tendons surround them including fractures, inflammation (sesamoiditis) and Turf Toe...

Podiatry Videos
BONE/JOINT/TENDON Bunions Flat Foot Gout Hammertoes Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Shin Splints Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Stress Fractures   NAILS & SKIN Athlete’s Foot Chronic Wounds Fungal Nail Ingrown Toenails Wounds and Ulcers   DIABETIC HEALTH Diabetes Diabetes and the Foot Diabetic Shoes and Your Foot Health Wounds and Ulcers   ORTHOTICS AND FOOTWEAR Orthotics SPECIALITY SERVICES & SURGERIES Laser Therapy for Fungal Nail   *MONTHLY FEATURE* PODIATRIC MEDICINE Podiatry Adult Footwear Children Footwear Foot and Ankle Injuries Bunions Hammer Toes Plantar Warts Fungal Problems Heel Pain Pain Above the Feet Plantar Fasciitis Diabetes & Your Feet Ingrown Toenails Neuroma Foot Surgery Callus Cracked Heels Eczema Psoriasis Cysts Pigmented Lesions Charcot Foot Ganglionic Cysts Arthritic Foot Conditionss Haglunds Deformitys HEEL PAIN Overview Common Causes Treatment Options Preventing Heel Pain WOUND MANAGEMENT Overview The Healing Process Causes & Types of Wounds Treatment Options Prevention of Wounds DIABETES & YOUR FEET Overview Diabetic Neuropathy Peripheral Arterial Disease Foot Ulcers & Infections Care for Your Diabetic Feet SPORTS INJURIES Overview Shoes Socks & Orthotics Skin Injuries to the Feet Forefoot Injuries Midfoot Injuries Rearfoot Injuries Ankle Injuries Leg Injuries The information provided by Visual Media Concepts, Inc...

Ankle Fractures
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Bone Healing
...These include: Movement of the bone fragments; weightbearing too soon Smoking, which constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormone-related problems, or vascular disease Some medications, such as corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants Fractures that are severe, complicated, or become infected Advanced age Poor nutrition or impaired metabolism How Can Slow Healing be Treated...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Fracture-Toe
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Heel Bone Fractures
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Jones Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Fractures...

Osteoporosis
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Osteopenia
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot...

Synovitis
... Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help confirm the diagnosis, and help rule out other possible concerns such as fractures or infections...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

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