Larry G. Wells, DPM
Location and Office HoursFoot & Ankle Clinic
Corry, PA 16407
- Corry Memorial Hospital
What causes metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia occurs when one or more of the metatarsal heads become inflamed, usually due to excessive pressure over a long period of time. Metatarsalgia is often seen among athletes who take part in high-impact sports that involve running or jumping, such as tennis, football, baseball, soccer and track. Some people may have a long second metatarsal that can predispose them to this condition.
What should I expect after having a surgery for an Achilles tendon tear?
After either type of surgery, you will likely wear a cast, walking boot or similar device for 6 to 12 weeks. At first, the cast or boot is positioned to keep the foot pointed downward as the tendon heals. The cast or boot is then adjusted gradually to put the foot in a neutral position (not pointing up or down). Many health professionals recommend starting movement and weight-bearing exercises early, before the cast or boot comes off. Your total recovery time will probably be as long as 6 months.
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When should I call the doctor about my baby’s clubfoot?
Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has any of these problems with the cast:
• Swelling that does not get better with elevation
• Swelling of the toes that does not “pink up” after 20 minutes of raising them higher than the level of the heart
• Decreased or loss of movement in the toes
• Change in skin color below the cast
• Skin becomes red, irritated or sores develop
• Bad smell from inside the cast
• Bright red drainage on the cast
• Fever over 100.5°F for longer than 24 hours with no other symptoms
• A crack in the cast or peeling of the cast
• A wet cast that does not dry completely
• Something stuck in the cast
Also call your child’s doctor:
• If you think the brace does not fit well.
• If your child’s shoes are too tight or too loose.
• If you find any skin redness or irritation that does not go away in 1-2 days.
• Any questions or concerns you have about how your child looks or feels.
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