Preventing and treating common athletic injuries

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Preventing and treating common athletic injuries

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

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