Thursday, October 22, 2015

4 weeks Post-Op Heel Pain Surgery with Dr. Wellens



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Monday, September 28, 2015

3 Week Post-Op Patient Testimony after Arthritic Spur Surgery with Dr. W...



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

2 Week Post-Op Ankle Arthroscopy with Dr Wellens



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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Quell Patient Testimony only 1 week and 1/2 after using it - Dr Wellens



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Thursday, August 20, 2015

12 Days Post-Op Plantar Fasciitis Surgery Patient Testimony with Dr. Wel...



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Post Op Tarsal Tunnel Surgery Patient Testimony with Dr Wellens



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Patient Testimony after Arthritic Bone Spur Surgery with Dr Wellens



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Patient Testimony after Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain Surgery with Dr Wel...



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ankle Sprains

Treatment includes resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling. Compressive bandages, braces or even a cast (in stage 4 severe ligament injury) also may be used to immobilize and support the injury during healing. Serious ankle sprains, particularly among competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair and tighten the damaged ligaments. Chance of surgery does increase if ankle sprains are not treated correctly.
  
To prevent ankle sprains, try to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility in the foot and ankle through exercising, stretching, and wearing well-fitted shoes. no flip flops or crocks  when running or exercising.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.

In everyday practice at CFFA I see many examples where patients go to ER right after the injury and get Xrays and if there is no fracture present, they are told that it is just a sprain but no ankle brace and other offloading device is given therefore directly putting patient at risk for not correctly healing the injury. This incorrect treatment can cause future problems, specifically lateral ankle instability that requires surgery if early treatment is not performed.


 I always recommend that patients have ultrasound to evaluate the degree of Anterior Talo-Fibular ligament injury to determine the correct treatment protocol for them. Correct diagnosis is very important.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

All about Bunions

What Is a Bunion?
A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe -- the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint -- that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. This forces the toe to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump of bone on the foot. Since this joint carries a lot of the body's weight while walking, bunions can cause extreme pain if left untreated. The MTP joint itself may become stiff and sore, making even the wearing of shoes difficult or impossible. Bunions- from the Latin "bunio," meaning enlargement-can also occur on the outside of the foot along the little toe, where it is called a "bunionette" or "tailor's bunion."
Winter Haven Bunions - Podiatrist in Winter Haven, FLSymptoms
  • Development of a firm bump on the outside edge of the foot, at the base of the big toe.
  • Redness, swelling, or pain at or near the MTP joint.
  • Corns or other irritations caused by the overlap of the first and second toes.
  • Restricted or painful motion of the big toe.
How Do You Get a Bunion?
Bunions form when the normal balance of forces that is exerted on the joints and tendons of the foot becomes disrupted. This can lead to instability in the joint and cause the deformity. They are brought about by years of abnormal motion and pressure over the MTP joint. They are, therefore, a symptom of faulty foot development and are usually caused by the way we walk, and our inherited foot type, our shoes, or other sources.

Although bunions tend to run in families, it is the foot type that is passed down -- not the bunion. Parents who suffer from poor foot mechanics can pass their problematic foot type on to their children, who, in turn, are also prone to developing bunions. The abnormal functioning caused by this faulty foot development can lead to pressure being exerted on and within the foot, often resulting in bone and joint deformities such as bunions and hammertoes.

Other causes of bunions are foot injuries, neuromuscular disorders, or congenital deformities. People who suffer from flat feet or low arches are also prone to developing these problems, as are arthritic patients and those with inflammatory joint disease. Occupations that place undue stress on the feet are also a factor; ballet dancers, for instance, often develop the condition.

Wearing shoes that are too tight or cause the toes to be squeezed together is also a common factor, one that explains the high prevalence of the disorder among women. Read more here.

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