Patient Education

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Anthony Hoffman DPM
...trauma, fractures and other various podiatric emergency conditions RESIDENT RESEARCH PAPER Presented in 1997 to Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Hayward/Fremont, CA MRI and Use of Gadolinium in the Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS Alta Bates Summit Medical Center...

Foot Care for Runners
... Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are small cracks in the surface of a bone...

Metatarsalgia
...High arches, hammertoes, bunions, stress fractures and Morton's neuroma can all trigger metatarsalgia symptoms...

High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price
... Ankle injuries: Because heels impair balance and increase the risk of falling, ankle sprains and fractures are common...

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems
...In fact, recent studies have shown that overweight people experience more heel pain, tendonitis, arthritis, ball-of-foot pain, fractures and sprains in their feet and ankles than individuals at a normal, healthy weight...

Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot
...A lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet and ankles during a long run can produce enough stress to cause hairline fractures and other debilitating foot injuries...

Healthy Feet for Active Kids
... Kids love the freedom of being shoeless, but walking barefoot may increase a child’s risk of infection, sprains or fractures...

Stress Fractures: Don't Put Off Painful Foot Injuries
Stress fractures are notoriously misdiagnosed and undertreated...

Avoid Injury and Improve Your Game: How to Choose Athletic Shoes
...Serious back, knee, hip and heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, fractures and painful blisters are some of the common conditions faced by athletes wearing the wrong footwear...

Ready to Run? Visit Your Podiatrist First
... Common injuries experienced by runners include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis and stress fractures...

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet
...Foot surgery is performed to treat many foot problems including: Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Heel pain Neuromas Flatfoot Warts Nail problems Surgical treatment for foot and ankle problems can help you return to your active lifestyle while relieving pain and discomfort...

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?
...In fact, seemingly unexplained foot fractures may be an early indication that you have osteoporosis...

Sprains and Fractures - Protect Your Ankles from Instability
...Either way, ankle sprains, and fractures should not be ignored...

Ankle Fractures
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Bone Healing
...These include: Movement of the bone fragments; weightbearing too soon Smoking, which constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormone-related problems, or vascular disease Some medications, such as corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants Fractures that are severe, complicated, or become infected Advanced age Poor nutrition or impaired metabolism How Can Slow Healing be Treated...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Fracture-Toe
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Heel Bone Fractures
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Jones Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Fractures...

Osteoporosis
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Osteopenia
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot...

Synovitis
... Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help confirm the diagnosis, and help rule out other possible concerns such as fractures or infections...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...