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Daniel Curry, an actor starring in the Broadway musical about Spider Man, suffered an almost crippling injury on the set. The New York Times reports that Curry’s foot was snagged in a mechanical stage lift and that surgeons had to displace three fourths of his foot.

In addition to the removal and replacement of a large majority of his foot, three places in both the foot and leg were pulverized requiring pins and plates. The actor is forced to uses crutches and wears a boot for orthopedic reasons.

Curry states that he, at one point, really believed he was going to die. “I was praying through those moments, and just trying to stay as calm as possible.”

As a result of his injuries, Curry has lodged a complaint and is suing the producers of the show; Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, for negligence. The dancer/actor is not sure if he will ever dance again.

Surgery is a last resort; however, if you believe you are in that you need a surgical procedure on your foot or ankle, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can diagnose your problem and provide appropriate care for all your foot needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions

- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues

- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions

- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones

- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Back in 2011 New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis was forced to miss thirty-six games after suffering injuries to his left ankle and calf. These injuries included bone contusions, ligament sprains, and a calf strain.

In 2012, Davis reportedly suffered lung infection Valley Fever. As a result the Mets and Davis decided to utilize the walking boot as a precaution against stress to vulnerable areas in order to hasten the healing process. Even now the Mets are not taking any chances with Davis, ensuring his health remains well.

Athletes are susceptible to sports related foot and ankle injuries. If you are an athlete contending with a foot or ankle injury, visit podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can diagnose and provide treatment options for your injury.  

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•Plantar Fasciitis

•Plantar Fasciosis

•Achilles Tendinitis

•Achilles Tendon Rupture

•Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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louis nixLouis Nix III at 6’2”, 331-pounds nose tackle for Notre Dame has dropped far in his NFL prospects, but not as far as predicted. The trouble started when he felt some minor knee pain during the recent BCS National Championship, which lingered and worsened through 2013. He was diagnosed after that with tendonitis and a torn meniscus.

The surgery that was required to fix the problem which put Nix out of his season. In an effort to come back from the injury, he received cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and further surgery. The injections were proposed in an effort to help him prepare for the workouts he would be facing coming back in and trying to get ready for the NFL Draft. Thankfully, Nix seems to be recovering well due to his extensive surgery and injections. He is ranked 22nd overall on the Bleacher Report.

Returning to sports is not impossible. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury and have been out on the sidelines as a result, see podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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