Planning on a trek through the airport or a full on shopping marathon? Make sure to wear comfy shoes! Flip-flops and sandals up your risk of tripping and falling (and spraining – or worse! – your ankle) and provide absolutely NO support. The last thing you want is to have feet that can’t keep up with the rest of you!
The techniques used can include X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Each imaging method has its own discrete uses and your medical provider will be the one to determine which test(s) will be most appropriate for your particular circumstance. Read on to learn more about these different types of imaging procedures!
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain. It should be noted that, since there are several potential causes for heel pain, it’s important to have the condition properly diagnosed. A foot and ankle surgeon is the most qualified medical professional to diagnose the cause of your heel pain.
To provide the best support, casts – crafted from either plaster or fiberglass – are custom made to the particular individual and affected area. Fiberglass is frequently utilized because it’s lighter weight, holds up better, and “breathes” easier than it’s plaster counterpart; however, plaster still has its uses due to the fact that it shapes better than fiberglass in some instances. Splints can also be custom made, if an exact fit is necessary.
We want to make sure that our readers and patients are able to stay as informed as possible when it comes to their care. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule an appointment for any upper extremity and/or foot and ankle issues that you may be dealing with – Prairie Orthopaedics & Plastics is proud to be Lincoln’s choice for advanced treatment options for recovery of maximum mobility, strength, and return of function!
The human body reacts to uric acid crystals as if they were a foreign body or bacteria. White blood cells and other infection fighting cells are sent into the area, which results in inflammatory reaction that can look just like an infection, causing the area to become red, swollen, hot, and very painful.