MLB player Ben Revere has been complaining that his feet feel “like nails.” The Phillies recruit has his right foot currently being held by pins after suffering a fractured foot. Revere sustained the injury after joining the Phillies last July, Revere hopes that the pins in his foot could play a major role in aiding his healing process.

"Everybody says the first time you get traded to a new team, you feel like a rookie again," Revere said. "It's true. Now I feel a lot more comfortable. I know what I've got to do. I know how everything is over here in the organization." Revere hopes that his injury will only be a temporary one, looking to get back on the field as soon as possible.

Suffering a sports related foot or ankle injury is never good news. If you have a sports related foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Weldon Lovely of Lovely Foot Associates. Dr. Lovely can provide your injury with the care it needs.  

Sport Related Foot And Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Johnstown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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A police summary of Justin Bieber’s performance on several sobriety tests shows that the pop star told officers he had injured his foot. Bieber is claiming that his injury has caused him difficulty to pass the line test. It was believed that Bieber sustained a hairline fracture in his right foot from the skateboarding incident which occurred three months ago.

One officer noted that Bieber had arduousness staying in line as he swayed and had leg tremors during the test, Bieber withal winced as if he was in pain. "He appeared to have great difficulty," the report noted, adding that the injury never was mentioned or noticed after that test. The report also describes Bieber as initially “agitated and condescending” and using frequent profanity when brought to the police station.

A broken foot can be painful and make it difficult to walk. Fortunately, podiatrist Dr. Weldon Lovely of Lovely Foot Associates is here to help. Dr. Lovely can diagnose your injury and formulate a solid treatment plan in order to help rehabilitate your foot.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is 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 (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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diabetic-foot-care3According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, providing good self-foot care may be able to cut the risk of amputation from 45 percent up to 85 percent in diabetic patients. According to Barbara Sadick of the Wall Street Journal, diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic disease in the U.S.

Additionally, having good foot care can reduce the medical expenses incurred by diabetes-related complications according to experts. The CDC indicates that more than half of two million people in the US are susceptible to diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage, can cause sensation loss in the legs and feet. In more extreme cases, it can even lead to amputations.

Diabetes is a condition that especially affects the lower extremities. If you or someone you know is diabetic, visit podiatrist Dr. Weldon Lovely of Lovely Foot Associates, PC. Dr. Lovely can treat all your foot and ankle needs.  

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.

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