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St. Joseph’s men’s basketball team just took a serious blow.  In a game against Massachusetts on February 11th, sophomore guard Lamarr Kimble fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.  It looks like he will miss the rest of the season.  This type of injury requires surgery, and recovering is not an overnight process.  It will take Kimble two months to be able to even start to practice again, so there is no real chance of him being able to play this season.  He has been averaging 15 and a half points and 4 and a half assists per game.  With a junior guard and junior forward also out with injuries, the Hawks are certainly reeling after this one.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Steven Hartung from Pennsylvania. Our doctor  can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when 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 in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

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

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 00:00

Bears Tight End Nurses Broken Foot

Back in November in a game against the New York Giants, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller sustained a broken foot.  The 32 year old Miller has been plagued with injuries throughout his career.  He missed three seasons in a row from 2012 to 2014.  This time around, Miller is optimistic.  On Bears All-Access Miller said that the rehab for his broken foot is ”going great.”  “Everything’s going according to plan, ahead of schedule. I’ve been through this exact rehab schedule before. I know what it entails.”  He went on to say that he’ll be ready for the Bears training camp when it starts in April.

Foot therapy is often necessary for those recovering from either foot deformities or foot injuries. If you have concerns regarding therapy, Dr. Steven Hartung of Pennsylvania. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Most Common Injuries

People who are active or athletes are prone to a variety of injuries. Therefore, it is often important to take part in physical therapy in order to quickly get back on the right track. 

What To Do When Injured

Physical Therapy – This specialized treatment will focus on the affected area, speeding up recovery and the overall healing process. It is a proven method that has helped millions of people return from any injury.

During physical therapy you will undergo regimented training to get back into full form. Training is often very difficult, especially at first when the foot feels weak. Physical therapy often involves:

Basic stretching and twisting exercises – getting the feet’s mobility and flexibility up.

Massaging – the therapist will massage the injured area in order to activate the muscles and relax them.

Strengthening Exercises – this allows the muscles in the affected area to regain their full strength, a vital step towards full recovery.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Williamsport, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 21:13

New Method in Treating Arthritic Foot Ailment

Nearly two million Americans are suffering from a  common type of arthritis known as big toe arthritis. Recently, the FDA approved a new form of treatment for this condition known as the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage implant. Big toe arthritis occurs when the cartilage wears away between the bones causing bone to bone friction in the big toe. With this new procedure, a small implant is placed between the bones through an incision. Prior to this procedure, podiatrists were simply fusing the bones in the big toe together. While this eliminated the pain of arthritis, it results in a lack of movement in the big toe.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Steven Hartung from Pennsylvania. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Arthritic Foot Care  

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves the inflammation of different joints in your body, such as those in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. In addition to this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Williamsport, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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