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By Dr. Steven Miller
December 25, 2017
Category: Injury
Tags: feet   fracture   car   dash  

Picture of feet on dashboardEven low-speed collisions can create severe injuries. If you ride with your feet on the dash and you're involved in an accident, the airbag (which deploys around 200 MPH) can propel your knees into your face.

Example #1: "The airbag went off…I was looking at the bottom of my foot facing up at me." Her ankle, thigh, arm and nose were all broken by the impact. "I can't do my career…I can't stand more than 4 hours at a time."

Example #2: Her knees smashed into her face. Her left eye socket and cheekbone were broken, as was her nose. Her jaw was dislocated, a tooth cut through her lower lip and she would lose her spleen. Both feet were broken and compressed, and would eventually end up nearly 2 sizes smaller than they were before the crash. Her left pupil would remain dilated, her hearing permanently altered, and her memory impaired.

Example #3: Passenger suffered multiple facial injuries, lost two teeth, and a ceramic forehead was implanted. “I kneed myself in the face and it was like an explosion.”

Kick up your feet and relax…as long as you are not in the front seat of a vehicle.

July 30, 2015
Category: Pain
Tags: feet   shoe   pronation   knee  

Foot Type Diagram"Foot pain is common in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA)" is the conclusion of a new study published in Arthritis Care and Research.

 

Caveat emptor (Latin term that means "buyer beware").

 

Some of the authors of this study are from the University of Melbourne in Australia and receive royalties from the sales of the “Gel-Melbourne OA” shoe manufactured for sale in Australia by Asics.

 

The manufacturer states that “while most sports and walking shoes are made to resist the inward roll or over-pronation of the foot, this shoe is the opposite and encourages pronation of the feet.”

 

The theory is that pronation can reduce stress and discomfort on the inner (medial) side of the knee. However, this may create other problems such as exacerbating flat feet.

 

If you need specific guidance on the most appropriate shoes for your foot structure, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller by calling (847) 675-3400 or by clicking http://www.skokiepodiatry.com/appointment.html