Podiatrist Blog

Posts for: September, 2012

Los Angeles Lakers Gaurd Steve Blake injured his foot on september 24th by stepping on a spike strip in a parking lot. The Lakers have put him on restrictions, keeping him from any exercise that is considered an "impact exercise". Most of us remember Steve from when he was the guard for the Denver Nuggets in the 2006-2007 season. Because he injured his foot on a metal spike, he should make sure that his tetanus shot is current. The main thing with a wound like this is to keep it clean. For the first three to four days he will want a bandage with neosporin + cream. After that he should watch for any signs of infection, red color, hot to the touch, or painful as this would need an antibiotic. these kind of wounds will typicaly heel pretty fast, and he should make a full recovery in about three weeks.


Russel Brand has injured his foot during a kick boxing training session. Brand states, "What happened was this foot here has become hurt from what i can only describe as kicky boxing. I call it kicky boxing. Kickboxing sounds so aggressive. ive been doing, like, kicky boxing." Brand also said. "But it's not like I kicked someone so hard that a bit of my foot fell off. Its that there was abrasiveness caused by the foot pad. Its essentially a rug burn." Russel has not been wearing shoes do to his injury he states "I mean, shoes are, in themselves, an oddity and addition." It doesnt sound like his injury is very serious, though if it were me I would wear shoes, especially while doing activities outside.