Bruins Matt Fraser Plays Postseason with Broken Right Foot

Playing any sport with a bad foot injury is generally a bad idea, but when you’re a hockey pro, it can happen.

Word has emerged on injuries the Bruins dealt with during the postseason. The bravest of the bunch proved to be Matt Fraser, who played the entire postseason with a broken foot.

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Vibram Settles Lawsuit

Vibram has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit stemming from the five fingered water sock-like shoe it started marketing around 2009. Consumers complained that wearing the unique soled shoes didn’t live up to the hype the company provided at the time, and provided no real evidence that purchasing and wearing the new design of shoes would do any of the following:

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Dallas Star Patrick Duffy suffers from Morton's Neuroma

The National Enquirer has reported that former Dallas actor Patrick Duffy has suffered for years with Mortons Neuroma, a painful nerve condition of the foot.

Mortons neuroma is really a misnomer, as there is no tumor involved, but in fact the medical term is peri- neural fibrosis, a thickening of the sheath around the sensory nerve. This thickening impinges on the nerve, causing pain. Wearing tight or high heeled shoes tends to aggravate the condition, and removing shoes and resting the feet seems to help. Cortisone injections and orthotics may provide some temporary relief, and ultimately most patients opt to have the nerve removed. Duffy had his removed in 1989.

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails

One of the most common complaints a podiatrist sees is ingrown toenails. A patient will often present to the office with a several day history of pain in one or both corners of any one of the nails, but usually the great toe. An injury or a bad day at the pedicure or nail salon can start a process that ends with a trip to the podiatrist. In more severe cases, a patient will wait up to a month (or more) and at this point, the entire toe can be swollen to twice its normal size, be red in color, draining pus, and barely be able to get his or her shoe on. Patients do go to the ER for these conditions, but more often than not this can be treated safely, quickly and effectively in the office setting.

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