Injuries Of All Degrees Are A Routine
In routine life certain abnormal conditions such as an injury or wound, especially of the foot, are encountered by people of all ages. What they say that problems don’t take a slightest note of race, religion, caste, creed, sect, color, age or sex of the person they select to remain with, stand cent percent correct & confirmed. Ranging from the slightest of bruise or a negligible cut to a major fracture in the bone or complete ripping of any soft structure like muscle, tendon or ligament, all types of abnormal conditions need some degree of consultation and supervision from your foot and ankle podiatrist or a specialist to nip it in the bud.
The More Vulnerable Ones Being At Higher Risk
The Minors And The Seniors: Kids or minors and the elderly find themselves at a much more vulnerable position in terms of sustaining a more serious form of the injury that requires much longer time to heal in our older generation leading life in retirement and nearly reclusion. The kids face frequent bruises, wounds, abrasions, minor fractures or ruptures owing to their being following a physically supercharged schedule. The elderly find it exceedingly difficult to recuperate from a major fracture or rupture, and generally find themselves dependent upon others for getting helped out, with the old age poisoning the regeneration and recovery process speed in the entire body.
The Sporting People: Another major category that quite frequently suffers at the hands of unwanted injuries and damages is the athletes. Their continuous, repetitive actions without allowing sufficient time of respite to the body structures at uninterrupted motion causes undue fatigue in the soft tissues, giving rise to pain and weakening of the structures involved in the movement. The weakening process progresses to the loosening up and loss of elasticity in the connective tissues causing them to malfunction or function less.
The more grave aspects that a sports personnel might be confronted with during his/her career several times over is sustaining injuries at a higher level that require much more supervision, care, treatment procedures, healing time, tolerance, willpower and expense in order that the undesirable plight is completely done away with. Athletes need to recover well in time if their career has to stay positive and brilliant. They are guided to and advised special foot care techniques, daily workout steps, orthopedically correct sporting postures & positions, a scheduled diet plan, and trusted & prescribed medication in the hours of need.
Advance Foot & Ankle Solutions: Offering The Best Progressive Solutions
From routine examinations & checkups to moderate level supervision & treatment to advance level surgical procedures, we are all capable of tackling your lower limb physical issues with the highest standards of proficiency and empathy.
Foot being among the most important parts of the human body providing lifelong support to the entire body mass, needs to remain in and maintain its perfect working state at all times. Any mishap to its composite structure(s) may bring about its malfunction, restricted function or total dysfunction, depending upon the scope of injury. Foot and ankle issues should, by all means, be addressed as soon as possible so that even a minute neglect may not transform it into a mammoth spiraling out of control.
The following list summarizes what we are capable of combating with perfectness.
- Foot fracture: It is of varied types depending upon the location of the fracture. These have to be dealt with promptly to avoid undue aggravation in the issue.
- Ankle fracture: These fractures of the most serious type do need surgical intervention since the torn tendon usually breaks away a small portion of the bone. Sometimes, blood supply to such bones disrupts worsening the problem further.
- Toe fracture: Fracture in the toe region, though painful & annoying, seldom causes disability. Being mostly a stress fracture it usually heals up on its own without the need of surgery.
- Metatarsal fracture: Fracture of the metatarsal is generally caused out of stress or under the condition of osteoporosis or carrying bulky weight.
- Stress fractures: These fractures are chronic in nature, developed due to a continuous, repetitive stressful activity over a period of time. Sports personalities are placed at more risk of such fractures.
- Athlete’s Foot: Being a highly contagious fungal infection contacted mainly by sporting people at any point in their life, hot & humid conditions are highly favorable for its spread at ease.
- Warts: Warts are outgrowths of the superficial skin layer at the foot’s bottom owing to a contagious viral infection that is non-cancerous & benignant and subsides itself within a year or two.
- Bacterial Infections: These infection of the foot skin are usually caused due to skin cuts or cracks that cause intense dryness of the skin and should be examined early to prevent infection altogether.
- Onychomycosis: It is the fungal infection of toenails or fingernails that causes them to discolor, thicken, disfigure and eventually crack. It let go unchecked it might hinder in proper standing, walking or exercising gait.
- Eczema: Eczema on the foot is usually the “Pompholyx” version of the disease characterized by intense, increasing itch that produces red, bumpy blisters over the skin causing its scaling & dryness.
- Corns and Calluses: Corns & calluses are formed as protective layers comprising of compact, dead skin cells usually formed on the toes & soles of the feet, respectively due to friction produced against constant rubbing contact.
- Heel pain: Heel pain is usually the consequence of inflammation of the Plantar Fascia ligament (Plantar fasciitis) that occurs due to damage to the ligament during sudden jerk while running, jogging or dancing.
- Metatarsal pain: Commonly known as Metatarsalgia to podiatrists, it is an inflammation of the forefoot with intense, thrusting pain caused primarily in athletes & elderly.
- Burning feet: This problem is usually confronted by 50+ age group, diabetic people, neuropaths and people with poor blood circulation & thyroid maladies.
- Bunions: These are the swelling in the toe joints & generally a congenital problem that can be aggravated by wearing narrow-front shoes. It often requires a podiatric surgeon to perform corrective surgery over it.
- Hammertoe: This condition is the outcome of muscle imbalance within the foot that gives rise to unnaturally tight tendons & ligaments with excruciating pain & the toe joints turned downwards.
- Club foot: This is a congenital defect that is painlessly correctable at time of birth. It is recognized by heels & toes twisted inward either in one limb or both. The affected foot, calf & leg are shorter than the normal limb.
- Pes Cavus (Arch foot): It is commonly referred to as high-arched foot that diminishes the shock-absorbing ability of the foot-arch and exerts extra pressure over the ball of the foot & the heel.
- Flat foot: This condition is contrary to Arch foot where surgery is required to provide the patient with a more stable and functional foot. It is usually a painless anomaly of the foot-arch.
- Shortened toe: Medically known as ‘Brachymetatarsia’, this is a condition of growth defect beginning at ages 6-12 whereby the person suffers from an overlying toe on the foot owing to its shortened metatarsal.
- Ankle Valgus: It is a deformity of the tibiotalar joint rarely found in children and leads to walking instability, pain and footwear use, only to be corrected surgically. If untreated it can give rise to early degenerative arthritis.
- Intoeing: It is a condition whereby the feet are turned inwards instead of pointing straight ahead. It is a painless condition that doesn’t interfere with a kid’s walking ability.
- Outtoeing: It is a condition whereby the feet are turned outwards instead of pointing straight ahead. It is quite common in toddlers and vanishes with the child’s growth due to soft & tensile bones.
- Limb length: Limb length discrepancy can be congenital, developmental or posttraumatic and usually requires early age surgery to be corrected by either limb shortening (in young kids) or its lengthening (in adolescents).