Friday, September 28, 2012

Foot Injury for Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez injured his foot this week when he fouled a ball off of it. This can lead to swelling and pain, as it did for Rodriguez. Reports said that he was icing and resting the foot. If a heavy or fast moving object hits your foot or ankle, it is important to rest, ice, wrap, and elevate your foot. These type of injuries may cause breaks and sprains of the foot or ankle, so it is important to make your podiatry appointment soon after injury. Contact the Advanced Physical Medicine Foot Clinic for your foot and ankle needs! 708-763-0580

Monday, September 17, 2012

Forte of the Bears has ankle injury but not a high ankle sprain

Reports today from ESPN state that Bears player, Matt Forte, does have a sore ankle, but it is not a high ankle sprain, as suspected. High ankle sprains involve an injury to the syndesmotic membrane between the tibia and fibula bones of the leg, and the mechanism of injury involves an outward twisting of the leg and/or foot. Obviously, this movement can occur in sports like football, so this is a concern when a professional player like Forte goes down with an ankle injury. X-Rays are taken to make sure that these bones are not broken, but MRI is needed to check the soft tissue structures around the ankle. Compressing the leg often causes pain, especially with twisting. For milder high ankle sprains, RICE (rest, ice, compression/immobilization, and elevation) can be used for treatment, but more severe sprains may require surgery. Thus, the recovery time can vary. Dr. Bender, 708-763-0580, 6931 W. North, Oak Park, IL 60302

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Opening Sunday for the NFL! Garcon out with foot injury!

It is the first series of Sunday games for the NFL and Pierre Garcon of the Saints had to exit today's game with a foot injury. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! Dr. Bender 708-763-0580