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The Groundpounders, Will Brown, Mel Williams, Matt Jaffe, Al RichmondMel Williams is a member of the Groundpounders, a club of runners who have completed all Marine Corps marathons. Over the years Williams was able to finish the Washington, D.C.’s Marine Corps Marathon 37 times, winning his age group on 18 occasions.

 He was on top of his age group for three years at the Boston Marathon, according to Runner’s World. However, walking on the treadmill at three miles per hour caused the 75 year old such an enormous amount of pain that he had to stop.

 “I know what’s happening to my body,” he said. “The question is: how can I work around it? I realize it’s the aging process. I’m trying to understand it physiologically and I can’t,” said Williams. After  another marathon in October 2012, Williams finished in his slowest run to date, with his legs continuing to bother him. Williams was then suggested to undergo surgery on his calf.

Everyone should take care of feet, but some foot problems require undergoing foot surgery. If you are suffering from a foot condition that may require foot or ankle surgery, consult a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can help you with your foot and ankle needs.

 When Surgery is Necessary

Foot and ankle surgery are reserved in cases when less invasive procedures and treatments do not help with the problem.  Although surgery is generally considered to be a last resort, when undertaken it can provide a permanent pain relief than before and allows you to resume the activities your foot problem has prevented you from enjoying otherwise. This includes:

· Foot deformities (bunions, bone spurs)
· Painful nerves
· Congenital deformities
· Misaligned bones

The type of surgery you will undergo is dependent on the problem at hand. For painful bunions, you may undergo a bunionectomy. Surgical fusions can help realign bones while nerve removal can help get rid of painful nerves and the tissues that surround them.  With advancing, evolving technology and surgical techniques becoming more sophisticated, many procedures are now being performed with small incisions and more precise instruments, allowing for faster recovery times.

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

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Jessica Ennis-HillTrack and fielder Jessica Ennis-Hill had to cancel her scheduled heptathlon in Tallinn because of an ankle injury. According to the UK Athletics, the athlete will continue to receive training, and treatments, instead of undergoing strenuous activity which can impact her ankle further.

There have been questions regarding whether Ennis-Hill will able to compete in the World Championships in Moscow. "I have been running and putting some force through the ankle but (coach) Toni (Minichiello) and I feel that doing a heptathlon is not the best option to achieving a full recovery, and day by day it is feeling much more free and comfortable. My job is to get her to Moscow in one piece, and in good shape, and that is my priority," said Ennis-Hill.  

If you are an athlete or are trying to get back into sports after suffering a foot injury you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can assess your condition and provide you with the care needed for your feet.

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

While one of the most common injuries among athletes may be a sprained ankle, there are still many other types of injuries that plague athletes in any sport. But for less severe foot and ankle injuries, it is recommended by physical therapists and sports medicine doctors that athletes use the R.I.C.E. method to help alleviate pain and to speed up the healing process.

The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again. Although resting is usually the key to all healing, it is necessary to see a doctor to ensure treatment for any other problems that may not be obvious to you right away.

It is best for injured athletes to allow themselves time to heal. Some athletes need hours of re-training, exercise, check-ups with their physical therapist, and other remedies. But with the right attitude and motivation, it is not hard to get back into sports after foot and ankle injuries.

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

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Description: [image]Rasheed Wallace of the Knickshas re-retired. The announcement was made by Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald. The decision came two days after Wallace, 38, reinjured his surgically repaired left foot, which was giving him problems all season long.

Wallace’s injury continued to bother him until late February, according to Knicks. Wallace had a stress fracture in the foot, which would require regular-season ending surgery. The Kincks hoped Wallace would be able to contribute to the playoffs; instead he played only under four minutes on Monday, before having to leave due to foot pain.   

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr.Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Frankel’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

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

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