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Kobe Bryant professional basketball player for the LA Lakers has been recently diagnosed with a bone spur in his foot. Kobe will be seeing a Foot Doctor in Sacramento today for an evaluation and treatment plan. We will keep you updated on the location of the bone spur and how it is treated in the next few days after his evaluation.
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Dr. Brown was recently interviewed by David Quick from the Post and Courier about training and running in the bridge run barefoot. Dr. Brown has had over the past couple of years a nagging injury on the outside of his foot that has not responded to conservative self treatment. Dr. Brown incorporated minimalist shoes into his training and now has run the Turkety Day Run barefoot and plans on running the bridge run barefoot as well. Dr. Browns foot pain has resolved over the past year with the minimalist shoes as well as running barefoot. Please double click the link below for the article.
BRIDGE RUN TRAINING SERIES
If you have been training for the upcoming Bridge run over the past few months I wanted to give a few tips about running up hill which may help make it easier for you during the race.
Try to slightly lean forward into the up slope as you run up the bridge. Running shorter strides makes your running technique more efficient. Keep your head and eyes focused ahead, but not all the way up. Make sure you don't lean over at the waist which may cause strain on the lower back and overworks the hamstrings. When you run up hill on the bridge try to stand tall which will engage your glutes to help power you up more efficiently.
Lastly it is very important to get out over the next few weeks and do some practice runs on the bridge which will help you to get used to running on such a big incline and help to decrease the chance of injury.
Our practice is proud to introduce a convenient post surgical kit for ingrown toenail surgery after care. The Amerigel Post-Op surgical kit is offered to every patient who has undergone a permanent nail matrixectomy. This wound healing kit allows for quicker healing times, eliminates the need for soaking after nail procedures, and aids in compliance by our patients.
The Amerigel Post-Op Surgical Kit has allowed our patients to obtain an effective wound healing product with all the dressings right at the time of service.
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Tips for Protecting Your Feet from the Heat
Protecting your feet during the hot summer months is essential to preventing foot related injuries.
There are numerous ways to prevent future foot predicaments so you can have an enjoyable time at the beach or the pool during the summer months.
Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete's foot, and other infections and also increases risk of injury to your feet.
- Wear shoes or flip-flops around the pool, to the beach, in the locker room and even on the carpeting or in the bathroom of your hotel room to prevent injuries and limit the likelihood of contracting any bacterial infections.
- Remember to apply sunscreen all over your feet, especially the tops and fronts of ankles, and don't forget to reapply after you've been in the water.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will not only help with overall health, but will also minimize any foot swelling caused by the heat.
- Keep blood flowing with periodic ankle flexes, toe wiggles, and calf stretches.
- Some activities at the beach, lake or river may require different types of footwear to be worn so be sure to ask the contact at each activity if specific shoes are needed. To be safe, always pack an extra pair of sneakers or protective water shoes. If your shoes will be getting wet, they should be dried out completely before your next wearing to prevent bacteria or fungus from growing.
- If you injure your foot or ankle while on vacation, seek professional medical attention from a podiatric physician. Many often only contact a doctor when something is broken or sprained, but a podiatrist can begin treating your ailment immediately while you're away from home.
In case of minor foot problems, be prepared with the following on-the-go foot gear:
- Flip flops – for the pool, spa, hotel room, and airport security check points
- Sterile bandages – for covering minor cuts and scrapes
- Antibiotic cream – to treat any skin injury
- Emollient-enriched cream – to hydrate feet
- Blister pads or moleskin – to protect against blisters
- Motrin or Advil (anti-inflammatory) – to ease tired, swollen feet
- Toenail clippers – to keep toenails trimmed
- Emery board – to smooth rough edges or broken nails
- Pumice stone – to soften callused skin
- Sunscreen – to protect against the scorching sun
- Aloe vera or Silvadene cream – to relieve sunburns
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