Chad Westphal, DPM
Location and Office HoursArizona Medical Clinic Orthopedic & Podiatry
9165 W Thunderbird
Peoria, AZ 85381
- BC/BS of Arizona-HMO Arizona
Are my shoes causing foot problems?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredMany women suffer from wearing tight shoes and tall heels. They don't realize that bad shoes can hurt your health. Watch this video as Dr. Oz explains how ill-fitting shoes can cause pain and deform your feet.
What should I think about if I have a surgery for an Achilles tendon tear?
An Achilles tendon rupture is usually treated with surgery or with a cast, splint, brace or other device that will keep your lower leg from moving (immobilization). When compared with immobilization, surgery provides less chance that the tendon will rupture again and offers a shorter recovery period. There is greater risk for wound complications in surgery, though.
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What is ankle spatting?
Spatting is when the cleat is taped on the outside to reinforce and help support the ankle. There are two opposing thoughts in regards to spatting. The first is that spatting is a helpful way to decrease ankle sprains. The extra supports can help prevent the common ankle sprain. The second thought process is that while spatting might reduce common ankle sprain, it can also increase the likelihood of suffering from another, more serious injury. If the ankle does not roll upon impact, then the force is driven up into the lower leg and a possible break or fracture is possible in the lower leg. (This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program)Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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