Preventing and TreatingCommon Athletic InjuriesDonald Pelto, DPMCentral Massachusetts Podiatry, PCWorcester, MA
Patient dilemma• Get injured while working out• Don’t want to stop working out• Get sad, depressed, no motivation
This is for you if…• You have gotten injured while working out• You want to avoid an injury• You think that foot pain is j...
Today we will cover• How to diagnose and treat commonathletic injuries
Don’t Worry!
Key Points• Progress Not Perfection• Positive Focus
Heel Conditions• Plantar Fasciitis• Achilles Tendonitis• Haglund’s Deformity
Don’t Worry!
Causes of heel pain• Too much activity too fast• Too hard of a surface• Old shoes without support or cushionCommon Questio...
Flex arm muscles
Diagnosis
Heel Pain Treatments• Topical Treatment• Shoes and inserts• Stretching - Trigger Point, PhysicalTherapy• Medications• Surg...
Stretching - Passive
Stretching - Active• Physical Therapy
Injections• Steroid Injection– 25G Needle– 3cc Syringe– 1cc 1%Lidocaine– 1cc 0.5%Marcaine– 0.5cc Kenalog– 0.5ccDexamethasone
Front of Foot Conditions• Neuroma• Metatarsalgia• Ingrown Nail
Don’t Worry!
Neuroma• Clicking Sound• Feels better withoutshoes• Pain on hard surfacesSolution• Wider shoes• Injection• Removal
Metatarsalgia (Painful front foot)• Pain to front of foot• Could be stressfractureSolution• Padding• Calf stretching• Orth...
Ingrown Toenail• Pain in shoes• Rubbing, irritationSolution• Wider shoes• Trim out nail• Kill nail root
Middle of Foot Conditions• Flat feet• Tendonitis
Flat Feet• Pain in arch• Fatigue• Collapsing FootSolution• Orthotics• Bracing
Tendonitis• Pain to bottom of thefoot on inside oroutside of foot• Fatigue when activeSolution• Orthotics• Therapy/TP Tools
To Learn More Visitwww.DrPelto.comDonald Pelto, DPMdon@worcesterfootcare.com(508) 757-4003
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Preventing and treating common athletic injuries

Here is a presentation about how to treat common foot injuries like heel pain,
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Preventing and TreatingCommon Athletic InjuriesDonald Pelto, DPMCentral Massachusetts Podiatry, PCWorcester, MA
  • 2. Patient dilemma• Get injured while working out• Don’t want to stop working out• Get sad, depressed, no motivation
  • 3. This is for you if…• You have gotten injured while working out• You want to avoid an injury• You think that foot pain is just part of yourlife
  • 4. Today we will cover• How to diagnose and treat commonathletic injuries
  • 5. Don’t Worry!
  • 6. Key Points• Progress Not Perfection• Positive Focus
  • 7. Heel Conditions• Plantar Fasciitis• Achilles Tendonitis• Haglund’s Deformity
  • 8. Don’t Worry!
  • 9. Causes of heel pain• Too much activity too fast• Too hard of a surface• Old shoes without support or cushionCommon Questions• Heel spur?• Weight?
  • 10. Flex arm muscles
  • 11. Diagnosis
  • 12. Heel Pain Treatments• Topical Treatment• Shoes and inserts• Stretching - Trigger Point, PhysicalTherapy• Medications• Surgery
  • 13. Stretching - Passive
  • 14. Stretching - Active• Physical Therapy
  • 15. Injections• Steroid Injection– 25G Needle– 3cc Syringe– 1cc 1%Lidocaine– 1cc 0.5%Marcaine– 0.5cc Kenalog– 0.5ccDexamethasone
  • 16. Front of Foot Conditions• Neuroma• Metatarsalgia• Ingrown Nail
  • 17. Don’t Worry!
  • 18. Neuroma• Clicking Sound• Feels better withoutshoes• Pain on hard surfacesSolution• Wider shoes• Injection• Removal
  • 19. Metatarsalgia (Painful front foot)• Pain to front of foot• Could be stressfractureSolution• Padding• Calf stretching• Orthotics• Injection
  • 20. Ingrown Toenail• Pain in shoes• Rubbing, irritationSolution• Wider shoes• Trim out nail• Kill nail root
  • 21. Middle of Foot Conditions• Flat feet• Tendonitis
  • 22. Flat Feet• Pain in arch• Fatigue• Collapsing FootSolution• Orthotics• Bracing
  • 23. Tendonitis• Pain to bottom of thefoot on inside oroutside of foot• Fatigue when activeSolution• Orthotics• Therapy/TP Tools
  • 24. To Learn More Visitwww.DrPelto.comDonald Pelto, DPMdon@worcesterfootcare.com(508) 757-4003

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