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Lucas Glover during the final round of the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.Despite an injured toe, Lucas Glover is competing in the Wyndham Championship. Glover was forced to withdraw from Wednesday’s pro-am after breaking his middle toe on daughter Lucille’s crib.

However, that did not stop Glover from going into the open-round tee the next day, and will continue to press further. “He was dead set on playing,” manager Marc Barnhardt said to Golf Channel, “he had to withdraw last year because of his knee and he considers this a home game. He’s determined to play if he can.”

Suffering from a broken toe can be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry can assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape.

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(From left) Rick Lusiak, Allard district manager;  Barbie Barnett; Lisa Victorius; Beth Deloria and her husband, Jim, participated in the Chicago Half Marathon on July 21. “Beth goes around the U.S.” running and sharing the message to get back up. She is why I have the brace, which changed my life,” Barnett said.  |  Submitted43-year old Barbie Barnett is without hesitation a heroine to several. Notwithstanding her individual hindrances, the educator took part in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon. In 2009, Barnett’s right foot and lower unit of her right leg became paralyzed while she was improving from back surgery. What Barnett was going through is recognized as foot drop, a disorder which lets weakness in the muscles that move the front part of the foot.

With the support of an ankle-foot orthotic brace, Barnett ultimately learned how to walk again. “My brace helped me gain the mobility and independence” Barnett said as a answer to her recuperation treatment and involvement in the event, eager to attend as an encouragement to others enduring the same disorder.

If you have a need for ankle-foot orthotics, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can work with you on treatment options for your foot conditions that might require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.

Ankle Foot Orthotics and What They Do

Usually used for the foot or ankle, orthotics provide support for weakened limbs or help direct the limbs so they may function properly. These orthotics can help strengthen muscles as well as benefitting muscles that need to be loosened or lengthened. Usually the orthoses is designed in a rigid L shape that is contoured to the calf and flesh colored in order to blend with the patient’s appearance.

When are Orthotics Necessary?

Orthotics are prescribed when someone is diagnosed with diseases that affect the musculature such as polio and multiple sclerosis. However, ailments such as arthritis and stroke, or foot conditions that “toe in”, may also require orthotics.

As opposed to metal braces of previous years, modern orthotics have improved tremendously. Many of today’s orthotics are manufactured with lightweight plastics and other advanced materials to provide new levels of support and comfort.

If you have any questions, contact our office located in New Albany, IN. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Foot and Ankle InjuriesSenior college athlete Justin Cobbs has been sidelined for at least 6-8 weeks after suffering a broken foot on the court. Cobbs, who broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot, will undergo surgery to have a screw inserted into his foot according to Coach Mike Montgomery.

 “No guarantees with the feet,” Montgomery said, “But that’s the smartest course of action and the quickest way to get back. He’s anxious to get going.” Until Cobbs returns, sophomore Tyrone Wallace as well as freshman Sam Singer and walkon Garrett Galvin will be taking Cobb’s position.

Dealing with a broken footcan be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry. Dr. Ladha can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is either bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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Flip FlopsPros in the general healthiness of feet are intensely recommending that buyers of inexpensive flip-flops change the kind of summertime footwear they select to place on their feet.

These meek rubber sandals could cause an abundant amount of discomfort in the long run. “Everything in your body starts with how you strike your heel to the ground,” said Bob Thompson, executive director for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health. “You’re taking your five toes and grabbing your shoe to make sure it doesn’t slide out,” he said. “That action of the toes grabbing the shoe on the toe box is not normal.” To go into larger detail, flip-flops give feeble arch support, placing the ankles in unusual positions which affect the hips and spine.

Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry helps you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.

Flip-flops are not only very popular, but very convenient, especially in the warmer weather. They allow your feet to breathe and let you move your toes freely. They also go with most attire and can be worn with many different clothing styles. Unfortunately, these type of shoes also have a disadvantage, as they can cause harm to your feet in more ways than you think.  These symptoms include:

  • Ball and arch problems in the foot
  • Changes to the body’s natural gait
  • Blisters
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Higher risk of infection
  • Higher risk of scrapes and cuts to the feet
  • Issues in the lower back, legs and ankles

To avoid these symptoms (and minimize your risks), select a pair of flip-flops made of high quality materials that can offer protection. Purchase flip-flops from a reliable manufacturer and be sure to replace them every three to four months. Be sure the soles are firm and not ‘floppy’, or that they don’t bend or wiggle a lot when lifted from the floor.

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