Category Archives: Sports Medicine

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Easy Ways to Avoid Running Injuries

The prevailing attitude of many exercisers is that injuries are a normal part of running, and most injuries just magically appear. “Not so,” says Dr. George Tsatsos, Medical Director of the AnkleNFootCenters.com Clinics in Chicago. “Research clearly shows that the majority of injuries can be tracked to a certain cause—such as over-training—and with little planning …

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How Long Is Too Long For A Sprained Ankle To Heal?

Q: I suffered from ankle pain for a few weeks before deciding it might be something severe that might not go away on its own. I made an appointment with a physician assistant in my sports medicine doctor’s office. She said since there was no bruising and it mostly hurts when I turn my foot …

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Is heel pain in kids just a ‘growing pain,’ or a bigger problem?

Q: My 10-year-old godson is pretty active, but has a significant increase in physical activity and running during football season. He’s fine during practices and games, but after he stops running, he has sudden pain in the back of his left ankle, the Achilles tendon area. It’s tender when pressed upon and painful when he …

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Is a numb-feeling knee normal – could it be growing pains or a grown-up problem?

Q: For almost a month, my knee has been feeling strange — it feels numb. It has a feeling of heaviness, and feels full. It just feels funny all over. It’s at the top of my knee, and it continued for a couple weeks. The other day, it hurt whenever I walked. Now, it hurts …

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Can you walk on a fractured foot?

Hello Dr. George, Recently, I had bad landing while sky diving. Due to very bad weather, I landed backwards and on my heels, now my ankle doesn’t look good. I can walk without any problems, the only pain I have is on heel when I try to move my foot downwards and upwards. Maybe you …

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#Bunion Surgery #Podiatrist

Hi Doc: I have bunions. Should I have surgery? I heard it’s very painful & takes forever to heal. This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Ukranian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says. In all cases of surgery, benefits must be weighed against the risks. Bunion surgery can be …

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Medial “Crushing” Heel Pain- Plantar Fasciitis?

Question:I have reoccurring on my medial calcaneus of my right foot. The pain is felt most when I stretch my calf or put pressure on it. The area I’m describing is seems to be close to where the tibial nerve branches off toward the calcaneus. The pain seems more like a crushing feeling than I …

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#Footpain—–Foot Problems on the Rise

#footpain, A study, conducted by the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, attributes an increase in foot problems as a result of growing obesity, diabetes and aging rates to have a direct impact on the profession. In recent years, podiatrists provided close to 40 percent of all foot …

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Five Days to Chicago Marathon-Don’t Change Your Training or Routine

#chicagomarathon AnkleNFootCenters confirm “only 5 days until the 2014 Chicago Marathon!” October in Chicago is an exciting month as thousands of runners converge on Chicago for 26.2 mile tour of this beautiful city. Racing though 29 neighborhoods with some of the most breath-taking architecture, diverse cultures and over 1.7 million spectators. You have trained hard …

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