Knowing the Risks of a Fall

Well, school is back in session. Summer is in the last days. Now, we’re preparing for the fall season. It is also the start of Falls Prevention Awareness Month. You may not think about the risk of taking a tumble, but the risk increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually.…

RICE for Children’s Sports Injuries

69695554 S Sports Injury Child Youth Foot Leg Ankle Pain Hurt PodiatristOne of the top reasons why children are seen in the Emergency Department at US hospitals is unintentional injury, which includes sports injuries. While we encourage children to stay active and participate in sports, we also acknowledge the risk of injury to the feet and ankles that comes with it. There are many ways that children can get injured while playing sports, including: collision with…

What to Do About A Broken Toe

Pinky Toe FunctionsIt seems that just about everyone has had occasion to jam their foot into a piece of furniture or a door when barefoot.  So often happening in the middle of the night, they’re often referred to as “bedpost fractures”.   After getting over the sudden, intense pain when you see stars and have gotten past the urge to utter some bad words, what comes next? Immediately,…