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FracturesResearchers at the University of Pittsburgh focused their study on whether osteoporosis places elderly women at a higher risk of either fracturing their foot or ankle.

The study suggests that elderly women are among the most susceptible patients to sustaining fractures, with osteoporosis being a prominent risk factor.  

A group of 10,000 women 65 and older were tested by having to walk a certain distance, with the team focusing on those who suffered either a foot or ankle fracture. Patients who sustained foot fractures were generally inactive and suffered from osteoporosis. Patients that were overweight or actually more physically active were more likely to suffer an ankle fracture.

Maintaining proper foot health once you get older is very crucial to a healthy life. If you are experiencing any foot problems seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can examine your feet and provide you with the best treatments available.

Geriatrics and Podiatry

When people age, some common issues that may occur are bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and even rough brittle nails. These issues may also affect your foot health if the necessary steps are not taken to alleviate the problems.

It is important to take care of your feet because feet that are injured or diseases can affect your overall health and having painful feet hinders your ability to do daily activities or may decrease your willingness to do the things that you need to do.

As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups to ensure that you are doing the best you can to take care of your health. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns or anything else that may seem irregular.

Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer often. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock is, the higher the possibility there will be that there is bacteria there. So wear fresh socks and make sure they fit properly.

Lastly, good foot health means you can have a more active lifestyle and you will not be bogged down by pain. Foot health can also lead to good circulation which is paramount to overall health.

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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Many embody the belief that it is best to push through pain during sports, such as running, when in fact pain is a cause for concern and not something to be ignored.  According to Annie Padrid, a Chicago fitness professional, pain is a sign that you should take a break from training.  Stress fractures are an example of an injury that could become worse if you run through the pain.  Any discomfort in the lower extremities could be an indication of a stress fracture.  “The more you keep running, the more likely it will become a full fracture.  We as bone surgeons don’t believe in ‘push through the pain,’” said Dr. Norman Verhoog, an orthopedic surgeon.  

 When overuse occurs in the bone, it can lead to stress fracturesor in the case of a tendon, tendinitis. If you think you may have sustained an injury such as a stress fracture you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Nicholas Crismali   of Crismali Foot & Ankle can diagnose any foot injuries you may have and provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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