Month: March 2017

Seamus Coleman of Republic of Ireland Suffered a Broken Right Leg During World Cup Qualifiers

After a late challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor, the Republic of Ireland will be without their captain for the foreseeable future. Coleman suffered both a tibial and fibular fracture after the tackle, also known as a bimalleolar fracture. Obviously a fracture of this magnitude will cause an extensive and lengthy recovery for the Irishman. …

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Ben Simmons To Miss Entire Rookie Season With Foot Injury After Recent CT Scan Reveals Inadequate Healing

Basketball sensation and soon to be superstar of my beloved Philadelphia 76ers will miss his entire rookie campaign battling back from a foot fracture. Simmons, who suffered the dreaded Jones fracture during training camp, recently found out via CT Scan that his foot fracture has not healed as much as expected. Jones fractures can be …

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Fungus in Athletes

One of the most common problems encountered in our podiatry office is fungus of the toenails. How exactly does someone get fungus, and why is it common in athletes? The fungus is an opportunistic organism that will attack the nail after any type of injury or trauma to the toenail. Whether it be from a …

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Charlie Tilson Of Chicago White Sox On DL Due To Stress Fracture In Foot

Charlie Tilson, the young centerfielder of the White Sox will start the MLB season on the disabled list as he recovers from a stress fracture in his foot. The most common area for stress fractures to occur in the foot are the metatarsals (right behind the toes), specifically the 2nd metatarsal. A stress fracture typically …

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New Rays Player Matt Duffy’s Return To The Diamond Still On Hold Due To Achilles Repair

In December Matt Duffy underwent a procedure to shave down bone to reduce tenderness and rubbing he constantly dealt with on his Achilles tendon. The procedure, also known as a retrocalcaneal exostectomy involves detachment of the Achilles to shave down a troublesome bone spur. Unlike bone spurs on the bottom of the heel for plantar …

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