Tennis toe is a painful sports-related injury you may not have heard of before. Also known as “runner’s toe,” tennis toe is a pooling of blood under the toenail called a subungual hematoma.
Ice and heat are commonly used to treat sports-related injuries, such as sprained ankles or shoulder injuries. Sometimes, the best treatment for an acute injury or chronic soreness can be the application of ice or heat to the affected area. But how do you know whether you need to use ice or heat for your injury or chronic pain or soreness?
In order to get back to your normal activities after a foot or ankle injury or surgery, it’s important to implement a conditioning program. A typical conditioning program usually involves various exercises to help strengthen the foot or ankle. A doctor can help determine the best type of program for your specific injury or need in order to get you back to your healthy lifestyle.
Foot problems usually require immediate attention. You can’t exactly avoid using your feet, can you? Dr. Joel W. Brook is here to help. His podiatric expertise ranges from injuries to chronic issues and everything in between. Below he addresses some common foot concerns.