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It’s no secret that Eli Manning hasn’t been playing his best in the last few seasons with the NY Giants. Coming off his worst season since his 2004 rookie year, with a career high in interceptions and a career-high 39 sacks, his quarterback rating of 69.4 has been the lowest since he was a rookie. Yet as if things couldn’t seem any worse – reports are streaming in that he underwent arthroscopic surgery last Thursday to clean out an ankle sprain that has been keeping him from being the top of his game.

Arthroscopy is a procedure where a small video camera is inserted into the ankle, to allow your surgeon to inside your joints underneath the tissue skin and tissue. It requires full anesthesia, but has been very successful in minimizing scar tissue, as it only uses three small holes instead of an open incision. It is a decision you will need to see a foot and ankle specialist for, if you’re in the area stop by my clinic in Crofton just outside of Gambrills, Maryland if you just can’t take the pain, or any longer. 

This almost sound reminiscent of Tiger Woods – who has recently stepped out of his chance for a green jacket in the 2014 Masters golf tournament due to chronic back pain. While Tiger has had his fair share of injuries with left Achilles problems in 2012, it’s his back that’s causing him trouble now. Although, this is only the first major injury for Manning, who has been unable to shake the after-effects of a high ankle sprain suffered in December of last year’s regular-season finale.

 “I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said. “I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle.’’

While I suggest to all of my patients that we start with more conservative measures before resorting to surgery, we at Crofton Podiatry want to work with you to get the treatments you need to get you back on your feet and back to winning your own Green Jackets. Call our office today at (410) 721-4505 to book the start of your pre-season recovery.

By Brad Toll.

Derek Jeter has already announced that 2014 will be his last season with the Yankees, and possibly, his last season with professional baseball altogether.  With Jeter retiring, a new spot opens for the New York team with some rumoring Jose Reyes as a possible replacement.  Although he has already laughed off the possibility, “I've got four years left on my contract, bro” Before the questions as to his replacement begin – most fans are eagerly awaiting the quality of Jeter’s last season following his previous season’s setbacks with a fractured ankle.

Last April, an MRI revealed a new crack in Jeter’s left ankle, a major misfortune following a series of injuries throughout 2012.  Jeter saw multiple appearances on the disabled list throughout the 2013 season.  Ultimately, renewed ankle soreness was cited as the final culprit, forcing his season to end after only 17 games and leaving him with only a .190 batting average.

Famed sports medicine doctor Rock G. Positano, famous for curing Joe Dimaggio’s pain which prematurely ended his career in the 1990’s, is concerned about the effects of Jeter’s previous injuries on his 2014 performance.  "It could affect his ability to hit to the opposite field with precision and power, because less-than-perfect left foot and ankle strength and mechanics could have an effect on balance and strength when driving the ball to right," Positano stated, expressing apprehension over Jeter’s famous ability to accurately hit to either sides of the outfield.

Despite Jeter’s higher risk for additional injuries as a result of his age, Poistano expressed some optimism on Jeter’s ability to recover.  "Knowing the type of care he's gotten, I think he's going to come back very strong," Positano said, emphasizing that quick and frequent physician oversight is the key to functional healing.  Even though Jeter believes ‘In the power of the mind’ as he told ESPN in an interview, the mind isn’t the only part of the equation. If you’re experiencing setbacks to your performance due to previous injuries, come on in and see me, Brad Toll, at Crofton Podiatry so we can get you back out on the field this 2014 season.

By Brad Toll
January 25, 2014
Category: Foot Pain

Let’s talk about the future of Jimmy Graham for a moment.  In case you’ve missed it, Jimmy (a fabled tight end with the New Orleans Saints) was diagnosed in week 7 with an injury to his foot.  As the end of 2013 drew near, the controversy grew over the fate of Graham’s future career, with speculations ranging to every extreme. So just what exactly did Jimmy do, and just what does his future look like? 

Our feet are just as complex as our hands; featuring a similar formula of bones, ligaments and tendons.  In addition, they bear all of the pounding forces our bodies create as we walk.  Overtime, repeated impacts on our feet wear and tear our plantar fascia (the ligamentous band running along the bottom of our feet).  This prolonged stress creates micro-trauma in this band, bringing pain, inflammation and swelling to our feet until they are allowed to heal.

In Graham’s case, he was diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia.  And while he chose to play through the rest of the season, you can be sure it wasn’t without discomfort, and constant worry.  Thick tissues like fascia have a reduced blood supply, and as a result, take much longer to heal than other parts of the body.  Continuing to play on an already compromised fascia, Graham continued to damage an already weakened part of his body.  Running the risk of completing the tear in his inflamed fascia could result in an extremely painful and intense rupture of his fascial band.  Such an injury could set him back many months of training, and may cost him top dollars in his upcoming contract renewals.

In the end, it doesn’t take an NFL tight end to tear your plantar fascia.  It is easier than you think, and anyone from the weekend golfer to the Olympic athlete can experience complications.  If you are feeling pain in the bottom of your feet at the end of the day, or just as you are getting your morning started, come by and see Dr. Brad Toll at Crofton Podiatry in Crofton, MD to get the best tips and tricks for reducing your foot pain and preventing damage to your plantar fascia. Dr. Toll is anexperienced foot and ankle surgeon, and has decades of expertise in preventing and treating foot injuries.

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