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July 2024

Wednesday, 10 July 2024 00:00

Are Bunions Affecting Your Everyday Life?

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

Tuesday, 09 July 2024 00:00

Taking Care of Our Feet

Everyday foot care is essential for maintaining overall health and mobility. Often overlooked, our feet are complex structures that endure significant wear and tear daily. Proper foot care involves several steps to protect and maintain their health. Start with daily washing and thorough drying to prevent infections. Moisturize to keep skin supple, but avoid the spaces between toes to reduce fungal growth. Regularly inspect your feet for cuts, blisters, and signs of infection, as these can indicate underlying health issues like diabetes. Trim toenails straight across and file the edges to prevent ingrown nails. Wearing well-fitting shoes that provide adequate support and cushioning is imperative. Shoes should have enough room for toes to move comfortably, and high heels or tight footwear should be avoided to prevent deformities and pain. Paying attention to foot problems and addressing them early can prevent complications. If you have persistent foot issues needing specialized care, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Arnold Tarpley, Jr. from Tarpley Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Tarpley can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Uniontown, and Connellsville, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Ankle injuries while running are common and can be caused by several factors. Overtraining often leads to fatigue, increasing the risk of improper form and accidents. Muscle strains can occur from inadequate warm-ups or sudden increases in intensity. Wearing the wrong shoes, especially those lacking proper support, can lead to instability and misalignment. To prevent these injuries, it is essential to incorporate rest days into your training schedule to allow muscles to recover. Ensuring a thorough warm-up before running can prepare muscles and reduce the risk of strains. Investing in high-quality running shoes that provide adequate support and cushioning is essential for maintaining proper form and stability. Listening to your body and avoiding pushing through pain can also help prevent serious injuries. If you have sudden or chronic ankle pain from running, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can effectively treat this condition.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Dr. Arnold Tarpley, Jr. of Tarpley Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Tarpley can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Uniontown, and Connellsville, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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