Category: Foot Injuries

Best Ways to Treat a Bunion

At Clifton Foot & Ankle Center, we’ve found that many of our patients with bunions believe that they have a problem with their big toe. Well, they do – sort of. A bunion becomes visible when your big toe no longer points straight out but slants inward toward your other four toes. But the cause […]

Is a Contusion a Bad Thing?

Earlier this month, running back Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was injured in a game after having just returned to the field from a previous injury. As CBS Sports put it, “Freeman has swapped a right knee bruise with a foot contusion.” Wait, what? How can you swap a bruise for a contusion? Well, […]

Turf Toe Can Take a Long Time to Heal

Pre-season football has already seen a good number of players sidelined by injuries. Here’s what recently caught our interest at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center: Greg Senat’s turf toe injury. Senat of the Baltimore Ravens will be off the field “for a while,” says his coach. It can take a long time to make a […]

Keep Kids Safe When Mowing the Lawn

The statistics on kids getting injured during the summertime can be startling. The National Safe Kids Campaign asserts that May, June, July, and August are the most dangerous months of the year for kids, with injuries from all sorts of outdoor activities around the water like boating, swimming, tubing, and water skiing, as well as […]

RICE Isn’t Always a Food!

Take the word rice. What does it conjure up in your mind? Images of vibrantly green rice paddies in the Far East? Maybe a healthy dinner of whole grain brown rice topped with some steamed veggies? Some Mexican rice and beans? There’s no question that rice is a staple all over the world. In the […]

Watch Your Toes!

Your toes, as small as they are compared to your body, actually have a very important role.  They help keep your body balanced, assist in supporting your weight, and allow you to walk, run, and be upright while mobile.  When we get pain in our feet, we are probably affected by heel pain, arch pain […]

Is Athleticism Learned or Genetic?

Athletes are revered in every sport from the NBA to the Olympics. You may mistakenly assume that supreme athletes are a special breed that are separate from the rest of us but there is no specific gene that says whether or not you will become a professional athlete or not. There may be a few […]

4 Tricks Used By Professional Athletes to Recover Faster

Professional athletes are pretty hard on their bodies, but they have a team of people around them to make sure that they don’t injure themselves. Here are some tricks used by the pros to help make your body recover faster from any sports activities or injury! Timing: Professional athletes get treatment for their injuries seconds […]

Workouts for Injured Feet & Ankles

Having a foot or ankle injury doesn’t mean that you have to spend the next few weeks being a couch potato (unless you have a very, severe injury). If you have a mild or moderate injury you can still workout as long as you’re careful. Here are a few alternative workouts you can do while […]

Your Feet and Winter Sports

It’s finally starting to feel like winter! Although it hasn’t snowed yet, we can prepare to bring out our skis, snowboards, ice skates, and sleds. Winter sports are extremely fun and something we look forward to every year. Whether it’s a casual stroll on ice skates or zipping down a snow-covered mountain, people of all […]

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