Monday, April 27, 2015

Swollen Toe-What should I do?

All of the sudden, your toe is swollen and tender. What is going on? Well, it is important to see a podiatrist or foot doctor to get it checked out! The foot doctor will be interested in a variety of things: did you injure it, do you have new shoes, do you have other medical conditions, did you start a new exercise or activity, or do you use that foot repeatedly for work (a peddle, etc). The sore toe and foot will be examined and x-rays are usually taken. Many things can cause a swollen toe: breaks or fractures, soft tissue irritation or injury, hammer toes, arthritic conditions, soft tissue masses, infection, and other conditions. Do you have a sore toe? Give us a call, 708-763-0580,

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fractured Toe for Brewer's Player, Jonathan Lucroy

News reports state that Milwaukee Brewer, Jonathan Lucroy, will be unable to play for 4-6 weeks due to a fracture of his big toe after it was hit by a foul ball. As the 2015 baseball season kicks into full gear, there will be reports of injuries due to being hit by foul balls, pitches, etc. The speed and angle of the ball can cause significant damage to the structures of the foot and ankle. Fractures or broken bones are common after being hit by a baseball. Broken bones of the foot take 6-8 weeks to heal and often require immobilization (casts, surgery shoes, walking boots), rest, and occasionally, surgery. The need for surgery depends on the location and severity of the injury, stability of the fracture, other health conditions of the patient, and other factors. If you have a foot injury, give us a call! Dr. Bender, 708-763-0580