Foot & Ankle Care FAQs
Can I Get A Forefoot Fracture For Accidentally Kicking?
Yes, fractures of the toes and forefoot are quite common, and can be caused by accidentally kicking. They can also result from the overuse and repetitive stress that comes with participating in high-impact sports like running, football, and basketball. Although fracturing a bone in your toe or forefoot can be quite painful, it rarely requires... Read More »
How Do I Know If My Ankle Is Sprained?
A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. If there is a severe in-turning or out-turning of the foot relative to the ankle, the forces cause the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal length. If the force is too strong, the ligaments can... Read More »
Can I Get Injured When The Toe Is Forcibly Bent Up Into Hyperextension?
Although often associated with football, turf toe occurs in a wide range of sports and activities. Definitely. Turf Toe is an injury that happens when the toe is forcibly bent up into hyperextension, such as when pushing off into a sprint and having the toe get stuck flat on the ground. Sprains of the big... Read More »
What Is The Most Common Cause Of Heel Pain?
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is caused by repeated strain on the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes, supporting the arch of the foot. A strained plantar fascia causes weakness, swelling, and inflammation in one or both heels. Foot & Ankle Injury &... Read More »
Are Bruises Or Muscle Contusions Most Common In Athletes?
Athletes in all contact sports have many opportunities to get a muscle contusion (bruise). Muscle contusions, or bruises, are second only to strains as a leading cause of sports injuries. Most contusions are minor and heal quickly, without requiring the athlete to be removed from the game. Foot & Ankle Injury & Pain Treatment in... Read More »
How Can An Overuse Injury Result In A Stress Fracture?
Understanding this common overuse injury Stress fractures, also called hairline fractures, are overuse injuries. When muscles, which act as shock absorbers, get tired, their ability to cushion bones decreases. Without the buffer, the added force can cause stress fractures. Certain factors increase your risk of developing stress fractures, including: Excessive physical activity with not enough... Read More »
What Are The Most Common Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated at OrthoNOW?
Whether your suffering from a common sports injury, or complex fracture, or pain from the effects of normal wear and tear, your ankles and feet deserve expert care. Some of the most common foot and ankle conditions treated at OrthoNOW are: Contusion (Bruise) Congenital and Post-traumatic Conditions Forefoot and Toe Deformities Hallux Valgus Pilon Fractures... Read More »