Monday, May 31, 2010

Exercise With Care

Recently as I have been going to the gym for a workout, or walking outside, I cant help to notice ones footgear. Whats amazing is what I see people wearing when running on the treadmill or using the elliptical. I see different forms of footwear ranging from what should be used, sneakers to things one doesn't want to wear in loafers, shoes, sandals and flats.  Its very important when exercising and going for walks or runs to have your foot supported and have good shock absorption.  You will not be able to get this with loafers, shoes, or sandals. You should always be in a good supportive sneaker when you are very active at the gym. You will not be as fatigued and you can prevent less problems with your feet!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ryan Madson Breaks Big Toe

Ryan Madson, the pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, broke his big toe the other day after blowing a save for the Phillies. He kicked a folding chair in frustration. After this happened the toe started to swell and ache. Treatment for a fracture of a toe depends on the type of fracture. Its more serious in the big toe and sometimes the fracture needs to be fixed either with screws, pins, or wires. It sounds like he will not need surgery for this, but will be in a walker boot for a few weeks. If the fracture occurs in the joint he may develop arthritis in the toe. In the lesser toes if there is a fracture, usually these will be treated with a splint to the other toe. This again depends on the type of fracture that has occurred. Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you have any more questions please visit our webpage.