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Preventing and treating common athletic injuries Preventing and treating common athletic injuries Presentation Transcript

  • Preventing and TreatingCommon Athletic InjuriesDonald Pelto, DPMCentral Massachusetts Podiatry, PCWorcester, MA
  • Patient dilemma• Get injured while working out• Don’t want to stop working out• Get sad, depressed, no motivation
  • This is for you if…• You have gotten injured while working out• You want to avoid an injury• You think that foot pain is just part of yourlife
  • Today we will cover• How to diagnose and treat commonathletic injuries
  • Don’t Worry!
  • Key Points• Progress Not Perfection• Positive Focus
  • Heel Conditions• Plantar Fasciitis• Achilles Tendonitis• Haglund’s Deformity
  • Don’t Worry!
  • Causes of heel pain• Too much activity too fast• Too hard of a surface• Old shoes without support or cushionCommon Questions• Heel spur?• Weight?
  • Flex arm muscles
  • Diagnosis
  • Heel Pain Treatments• Topical Treatment• Shoes and inserts• Stretching - Trigger Point, PhysicalTherapy• Medications• Surgery
  • Stretching - Passive
  • Stretching - Active• Physical Therapy
  • Injections• Steroid Injection– 25G Needle– 3cc Syringe– 1cc 1%Lidocaine– 1cc 0.5%Marcaine– 0.5cc Kenalog– 0.5ccDexamethasone
  • Front of Foot Conditions• Neuroma• Metatarsalgia• Ingrown Nail
  • Don’t Worry!
  • Neuroma• Clicking Sound• Feels better withoutshoes• Pain on hard surfacesSolution• Wider shoes• Injection• Removal
  • Metatarsalgia (Painful front foot)• Pain to front of foot• Could be stressfractureSolution• Padding• Calf stretching• Orthotics• Injection
  • Ingrown Toenail• Pain in shoes• Rubbing, irritationSolution• Wider shoes• Trim out nail• Kill nail root
  • Middle of Foot Conditions• Flat feet• Tendonitis
  • Flat Feet• Pain in arch• Fatigue• Collapsing FootSolution• Orthotics• Bracing
  • Tendonitis• Pain to bottom of thefoot on inside oroutside of foot• Fatigue when activeSolution• Orthotics• Therapy/TP Tools
  • To Learn More Visitwww.DrPelto.comDonald Pelto, DPMdon@worcesterfootcare.com(508) 757-4003