Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beaver Valley Foot Clinic: If Something's Amiss, it May be a Stress Fracture.

If Something’s Amiss, it May be a Stress Fracture

At this time of year, millions of people hit the ground running with outdoor sports and workouts.  Unfortunately, though, they sometimes hit it a little too hard, and end up with stress fractures.   

These can occur when sedentary people suddenly overdo exercising, especially with high-impact sports.  Wearing inappropriate shoes, or working out on hard, or uneven, surfaces can also cause them.         

So, if something’s amiss, with foot pain that intensifies during a workout, subsides with rest, then returns with further activity, come visit us.  Our advanced equipment will detect stress fractures that X-rays may miss.  Then, we can get you fixed up and ready for the summer fun that you won’t want to miss!        


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Beaver Valley Foot Clinic; Get Spring Started on the Right Foot!

Get Spring Started on the Right   Foot 

Injuries, such as ankle sprains, occur often in the spring, when, after a sedentary winter, people suddenly overdo their outdoor activities.  So, ease into the season, doing muscle-strengthening exercises, to reduce the chances of injury.

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 However, if you get a sprain, the first 72 hours afterward are crucial; so start treatment immediately, with R.I.C.E.  That means rest (as much as possible), ice (20 minutes, four times per day), compression (bandage and immobilize it), and elevation (prop it up, to minimize swelling). 

 Of course, it’s best to see us for the proper diagnosis and treatment.  Whatever the problem, we’ll help you heal correctly, so you can start the season on the right foot.