Posts for: July, 2019
There are many conservative treatments which can help relieve forefoot pain including stiff soled shoes, orthotics, taping, splints, pads, and steroid injections, However when all of these treatments have been tried without success, surgical treatment may become the best option. This patient has suffered from forefoot pain for years with deformities including a bunion complicated by arthritis, ball of the foot pain, a painful 2nd toe hammertoe and a tailors bunion. After forefoot reconstructive surgery, they are doing very well and back to usual activities. If your forefoot is giving you trouble, please give us a call for an appointment today!
Here is an example of a patient that sustained an ankle fracture while playing softball. After surgery the patient is doing very well and back to normal activities. Dr. Christensen, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Bowlby all have extensive experience in trauma surgery. We will be able to schedule both an appointment and surgery promptly so that you can start healing ASAP!
Accidents happen and we’re here for you when they do. A heavy object fell on this patient’s foot causing a fracture within the first tarsometatarsal joint. The patient underwent a midfoot fusion and now is doing very well after surgery. Dr. Christensen, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Bowlby all have extensive experience in trauma surgery. We will be able to schedule both an appointment and surgery promptly so that you can start healing ASAP!
1. Get a good pair of hiking boots and break them in before your trip. Brands we recommend are Keen, Merrill, Danner, Hoka, Lowa Tibet, and Kenetrek.
2. Socks are just as important as your shoes. We recommend Smart Wool brand. Socks should be wool or a synthetic blend. Avoid cotton socks because they trap in moisture and do not wick sweat well.
3. Bring mole skin. Applying mole skin to any hot spots before blisters form may help prevent them.
3. Apply Certain Dri antiperspirant the night before and the morning of your trip. This will help keep your feet drier which will help prevent blisters.
4. Cut your toenails before you go. This will help prevent toenail injuries!