William R. Kerker

first_imgWilliam R. Kerker, age 69 of Oldenburg, died Tuesday, August 12, 2019 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born April 5, 1950 in Batesville, he is the son of Mary Jane (Nee: Holtel) and Robert Kerker.  He married Susie Weisenbach September 27, 1975 at St. Louis Church and worked as a machinist at Wood-Mizer 30 years before retiring.To say Bill loved the outdoors would be an understatement.  He enjoyed riding four-wheelers, motorcycles, taking jeep rides and going for walks as well as being an avid fisherman and trapper.  A Reds and Bengals fan, his family also explained that being a machinist, he could fix or make most anything.  His greatest joy was time spent with his family and grandkids.Bill is survived by his wife Susie of Oldenburg; daughter Katie Hunter; son Jarod Kerker; sister and brother-in-law Kathy and Ken Bohman, all of Batesville; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve and Mary Beth Kerker, Dan and Cathy Kerker, all of Oldenburg and grandchildren Will, Ben, Sarah and Owen.  He was preceded in death by his parents.Visitation will be Thursday, August 15th, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 16th, at Holy Family Church, with Rev. Mike Chowning O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Church Capital Improvement Fund.  Online condolences may be made at www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Kagawa keen to adapt

first_img During the difficult early weeks of David Moyes’ tenure, the Scot’s use of Kagawa has been criticised. The Japan international did not make a competitive appearance for his new manager until September and most of the time has operated in a wider role rather than behind a main striker, where he excelled in back-to-back Bundesliga title triumphs with Borussia Dortmund. Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted it should be no problem for him to play on the left. Given the growing pressure on Moyes, a repeat cannot be countenanced against a Newcastle outfit searching for their first Old Trafford success since 1972. Having now slipped to ninth, Moyes has started to receive some criticism from United fans, who have singled out his only significant signing Marouane Fellaini, plus England duo Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley for particular attention. At Everton, Moyes did have a history of starting seasons slowly, then coming with a run at the end. He can only hope that same style has followed him down the East Lancashire Road because failure to qualify for the Champions League, whilst not catastrophic financially, would be a significant blow to United’s prestige and affect their attractiveness for potential new signings. Press Association Yet Kagawa insists the wider role should not be an issue. “I played behind the main striker at Dortmund, but I usually play on the left with Japan,” Kagawa told United Review. “I should be flexible enough to play in a number of roles, so I am a more attractive player to the team and can contribute even more. “Every day I am learning how to trouble my opponents on the left, how best to cause them problems with my movement. But I would still like to be capable of taking up more positions.” With Wayne Rooney ruled out through suspension and Robin van Persie’s involvement uncertain, Kagawa could end up being a key figure when United take on Newcastle on Saturday. Not since 2002 have United lost successive Premier League home games and those defeats to Middlesbrough and Arsenal were separated by over six weeks, during which time they completed two Champions League ties, losing in the semi-final to Bayer Leverkusen. Even earlier the same season, when they were beaten at Old Trafford on successive weekends by Chelsea and West Ham, a European victory came in between. The last time United were beaten in successive league games on home soil without any respite in between was in December 1989, the season that also contained a hammering by Manchester City and ended with a 13th placed finish. last_img read more

The Latest: Cavs’ Nance thinks NBA needs to crown champion

first_img May 12, 2020 The Swedish league says the principle in the country is that only people who are feeling so ill that they must visit the hospital get a ”full-scale corona test.”The return-to-play protocols have been presented to Sweden’s public health authority. A decision is expected this week on whether the Swedish league can start next month.Swedish society hasn’t completely shut down during the coronavirus outbreak because the government and medical authorities have chosen not to impose as many restrictions as other countries.___The club that hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament says it has made donations worth about $1.5 million to emergency services and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic. The German league is scheduled to restart on Saturday.The German league also says it will stop publishing centralized statistics for its coronavirus testing program and will leave that up to the clubs.___The Danish soccer league will resume on May 28 with games in empty stadiums.The league has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance thinks it’s important for the NBA to crown a champion in this pandemic-altered season. The Latest: Cavs’ Nance thinks NBA needs to crown champion ___Belmont Park’s main track re-opened for training Tuesday, with preparations underway for a resumption of live racing and the start of the spring-summer meet, which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.Wearing face masks and gloves, outriders and gate crew led horses to the main track for exercise. The dirt training track has remained open throughout the suspension of live racing.Assistant trainer Blair Golen says the horses are able to relax more on the main track and not be passed by anybody because of the space.Only essential personnel are allowed at the track and they undergo daily temperature checks. They also must abide by requirements for masks, gloves and social distancing. The FIFA Congress was due to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 18 but will now be an online event.___German soccer clubs will decide whether to adopt a rule change to increase the number of substitutions when they meet by video conference on Thursday.The International Football Association Board agreed last week to let teams use two extra substitutes per match in 2020. That should help leagues clear a backlog of games created by the coronavirus pandemic.Leagues can choose whether or not to adopt the rule change. The All England Club says it has also made contributions to a relief program to support players whose income is particularly affected by the virus outbreak.All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt says “Wimbledon has the responsibility and the capacity to act as a force for good.”This year’s grass-court Grand Slam event was canceled on April 1. It is the first time Wimbledon has been shelved since World War II.___The Austrian soccer league is set to resume next month in empty stadiums following clearance from the government. Stefanski spent 14 seasons as an assistant with the Vikings before he was hired by the Browns in January.During his introductory news conference, Stefanski said he knew about Cleveland’s east side-west side divide and wasn’t sure where to live. He wound up settling in a western suburb.Stefanski and his staff have been holding daily Zoom calls during the team’s offseason program, which has been forced to be virtual because of the virus. On Monday, Cleveland’s rookies joined the meetings.Stefanski believes the sessions have worked well.“Players, young people, are a resilient bunch, and I think they learn under these unique circumstances,” he said. The former Italy defender says that for 20-25 days beginning in early March his back was in so much pain that he couldn’t sit down.He adds in an Instagram chat that he felt constantly weak.The 56-year-old Bergomi says he has recovered.Bergomi played for Inter Milan and is now an analyst for soccer matches on Italy’s Sky TV. He helped Italy to the 1982 World Cup title.___ The qualifying tournament for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies and Zimbabwe were to play in the tournament in Sri Lanka from July 3-19 and three were to qualify.The International Cricket Council has not set new dates.The Women’s World Cup is in New Zealand in February and March.___ So Saturday will feature online festivities.Those will include messages from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Mystics owner Ted Leonsis and coach Mike Thibault, an appearance by player Natasha Cloud, and the first episode of a documentary about the championship run.___Swedish soccer players will not be required to take a test for COVID-19 before practice sessions or matches.Players will instead have to fill in a self-assessment form each morning before arriving at training or a match. The club doctor will then assess whether the player is healthy enough to take part. Players must stay at home if they have any symptoms. The first game will be between AGF and Randers to complete the 24th round. The 25th round will start on May 29.All games in the 26th and final round will be held on June 7. The playoffs will follow with the season scheduled to end on July 29.The league says games will take place at various times during the daytime and evening “so that as many matches as possible are made available to football fans” while stadiums are closed.FC Midtjylland leads FC Copenhagen by 12 points at the top of the standings.___ Speaking on a Zoom conference call, Nance said he’s cautiously optimistic about the league resuming after pausing play for two months.Although the Cavs won’t be competing for a title, Nance empathizes with players who may not get to finish what they started if the league winds up scrapping the season.“We’re not in position to win a championship this year but if I was, if I was Giannis (Antetokounmpo), if I was LeBron (James), if I was Kawhi (Leonard), if I was on one of those championship caliber teams I’d be pretty upset about it, because it’s very rare in this league that a chance like this comes along and that’s taken a valuable year off someone’s career.”Nance was recently able to work out on a court for the first time since March as the Cavs reopened their training facility for players last week. Nance said he felt confident in returning to the floor because of the “well regimented” health and safety measures implemented by the team.A huge soccer fan, Nance said he has been closely monitoring the return of other leagues worldwide as potential test cases for the NBA to follow. ___On the day they were supposed to hold a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the team is billing as a “virtual celebration.”The Mystics originally planned to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, but that was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.Also set aside was a banner-raising ceremony scheduled for the home opener against the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday.It’s not known when the season will begin. World Athletics says the adapted program can “give athletes time to prepare mentally, stay motivated and adjust training for competition.”The series is now set to start in Monaco on Aug. 14 with two more European meets scheduled for later that month. Four more European meets in September will be followed by Shanghai on Sept. 19.The Prefontaine meet in Eugene, Oregon, is set for Oct. 4. The season-ending meet is Oct. 17 in China at a city to be decided.World Athletics says Zurich will now have the finals in 2021 and 2022 and Eugene has agreed to push back its finals back by one year to 2023.___ Soccer federation president Leo Windtner met with vice chancellor Werner Kogler and says the path is clear to restart. Training could resume this week.The league is expected to set a date for games at a meeting of clubs Wednesday.No Austrian league games have been played since early March. LASK Linz leads Salzburg by three points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League circuit of track meets has a new, shorter schedule from mid-August through mid-October because of the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s national congress and trade show, which typically runs simultaneously with the national championships, will be held virtually this year. USA Gymnastics said tickets already purchased for the 2020 events will be valid for the new dates, though it will offer refunds for a limited time.___Browns coach Kevin Stefanski can finally call Cleveland home.After delaying his family’s move from Minnesota because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefanski, his wife and his young kids made the trip to Ohio over the weekend.“We did an 11-hour drive on Friday and powered through that,” he told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt late Monday night. “I was proud of myself. It was interesting. The license plate game is hard right now because there’s not a lot of cars on the road. But the kids were pretty good. Thank God for the iPads, and now happy to be in Cleveland.” ___USA Gymnastics will not hold any top-tier events the rest of this year.The organization announced Tuesday it is scrapping the U.S. Classic and the national championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization had initially hoped to reschedule the events for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to the summer of 2021.USA Gymnastics president Li Li Leung called the decision “in the best interest” of the gymnastics community after receiving guidance from health experts and consulting with coaches and athletes. The 2021 U.S. Classic will be held in Hartford, Conn., on May 21. The 2021 national championships will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 3-6. A new date for the Olympic trials, initially scheduled for June in St. Louis, has not yet been set. ___The NCAA has canceled both sessions of the NCAA Basketball Academy in July because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The sessions were scheduled for July 20-26 at Utah, Winthrop, Wichita State and Connecticut.Up to 1,600 players from the high school graduating classes between 2021 and 2023 were to be selected to the academy, with up to 400 assigned to each region during the two sessions.The NCAA created the basketball academy in 2019 in a revamping of the recruiting process following a pay-for-play scandal uncovered by a federal investigation in 2017. The new recruiting calendar includes fewer live periods with AAU teams, evaluation periods with high school teams and the basketball academy. The Diamond League event in London is the latest track meet to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 at the Olympic Stadium.British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.”___World Cup winner Giuseppe Bergomi says he had COVID-19. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he believes it is too early for the Premier League to be planning a resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham all play in the capital.The mayor’s office says the league should resume only “when it is safe to do so.”British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that sports events in the country could resume in June if there is not a new spike in COVID-19 infections.Liverpool led the league by 25 points with nine games remaining when the league was suspended in March. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___FIFA has rescheduled two women’s events for next year and will hold its 2020 annual meeting online.FIFA says the Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama will start on Jan. 20 and the Under-17 Women’s World Cup will be in India from Feb. 17.Both 2020 tournaments were postponed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.FIFA says both tournaments will retain their eligibility rules. The same players can be selected even if they have a birthday early in 2021. Associated Press last_img read more

Kieron Pollard named West Indies ODI, T20I captain

first_img(ESPN CRICINFO)-In another reshuffle in West Indies cricket, CWI president Ricky Skerritt has announced Kieron Pollard as the new ODI and T20I captain. Pollard has not played an ODI in nearly three years but CWI has decided to give him the captaincy after Jason Holder led them in the format recently in the World Cup and against India at home.Skerritt made the announcement in Trinidad on Monday, after the conclusion of a quarterly board meeting in Tobago. He said the board was following the “best possible practices for best possible outcomes”.“Jason Holder was called by me yesterday morning and we spoke,” Skerritt said at the press conference while sitting next to Pollard and other CWI officials. “He’s a very important force and is still going to be our red-ball captain. Holder will now compete for a place in Pollard’s team and use this as an opportunity to become a better cricketer. Pollard is the right man at the right time to take our white-ball teams forward.“What impressed me the most about Pollard was his keenness and commitment to give back to the game.”Pollard last played an ODI in October 2016 but he has been a part of the T20I side recently. In the three T20Is against India, he scored 58, 8* and 49 to finish as the leading run-sorer in the series. He did not bowl in the series, though, even though he has bowled twice in three CPL matches so far for Trinbago Knight Riders.It was last year that Pollard returned to the T20I West Indies side after more than a year’s gap as the board wanted to try out some high-profile players before the World Cup in England. Pollard and a few other players had fallen out with the board earlier for various reasons, the primary one being the clash between playing domestic cricket and overseas T20 leagues.However, with a change in personnel at CWI earlier this year, Pollard had expressed his hopes of making the World Cup squad. He was named among the reserves but wasn’t picked in the final squad of 15.Pollard’s first assignment as captain will be against Afghanistan in November in India where they will play three T20Is and three ODIs before a one-off Test.last_img read more

Italy beckons for Inspired’s range of omni-channel games

first_img StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Inspired Entertainment has announced the debut of its omni-channel games in Italy, with its Virgo Remote Gaming Service and casino content now live with SNAI.SNAI becomes the first Italian operator to go live with the Inspired range of interactive content, with further launches across Sisal, Eurobet and Betsson’s StarCasino set to follow.Included as part of the deal are three exclusive Mike Tyson games, only available to SNAI customers, with a number of casino and sports based promotions set to run in celebration.It was also detailed that the range of Tyson games “are already amongst SNAI’s top performing online games”.Lucy Buckley, Vice President of Interactive at Inspired, commented: “I’m delighted to announce this important milestone for Inspired’s interactive business. “We are leading the UK and .com Interactive markets with operators such as William Hill, GVC, LadbrokesCoral and Sky, and we look forward to replicating this success in Italy. “New markets are key to our growth and we plan to expand our reach to other key European and North American markets during 2018.”Inspired also details that, in addition to its virtual sports offering, it is a leading supplier of SBG VLT systems and content within Italy, alongside Sisal, SNAI, Lottomatica, HBG and a host of other operators within the nation.  In its statement the firm added: “Best-in-class omni-channel content from Inspired, includes Centurion Free Spins, Super Hot Fruits, Rise of Anubis and Atlantis – all of which are already top performing SBG VLT games in Italy. “Paolo Scipioni, General Manager of Italy for Inspired, added: “Inspired is proud to be one of the largest suppliers of omni-channel content in Italy, and the addition of mobile and online players to our customer base is an exciting development.  “Inspired’s broad portfolio of retail VLT games and Virtual Sports has already proven popular with retail customers in Italy, and I’m confident that the availability of these new games online will be welcomed by customers and players alike.” Related Articles Share Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

MarShon Brooks hopes to get a chance with Lakers

first_imgYou don’t normally feel sorry for a guy who gets to drape on the Kelly Green of the Celtics and the Purple and Gold of the Lakers in the same season. but we all know these aren’t normal times for two franchises that have won a combined 33 NBA championships.Which is why Brooks deserves at least a little bit of sympathy.The Lakers and Celtics were a combined 37-72 before taking the floor against each other Friday at Staples Center, about the only thing left to play for increasing the odds of landing the top pick in next summer’s draft.And that edge went to the loser, not the winner.Brooks, the poor soul, now has the dubious honor of being the common thread between two celebrated franchises stumbling about on the outer edges of a league they once dominated. Talk about poor timing.At least with the Warriors, he was headed to the playoffs.With the Lakers, he’s right back on the fast track to last place.“Initially I was like like ‘Wow, again?’ ” Brooks said about learning he’d been traded. “I mean, I was just learning the Golden State offense.”It’s actually worse when you consider the Lakers are his fourth team in less than a year after moving from Brooklyn to Boston to Golden State to Los Angeles since last summer. It’s a weird journey for a guy who averaged 13 points a game in his rookie season with the New Jersey Nets in 2001-12 and who everybody he’s ever played for readily admitted can produce points in the NBA.Not that it helped him much. Everywhere he goes he keeps getting parked on the bench rather than playing.And then, ultimately, shipped out of town.“I’ve been getting to meet a lot of new guys,” Brooks deadpanned Friday before suiting up for the Lakers for the first time.That’s one way of looking at it.Another is Brooks was buried on the bench of a terrible Celtics team during his short stay in Boston, only to get kicked to the curb when he was moved to Golden State.It’s one thing sitting on the bench on a good team, but it’s another thing entirely to do it for one of the worst clubs in the NBA.Brooks went to Boston fully expecting a chance to get significant minutes on a young, rebuilding team. Only to sit. And sit. And sit.And stew.“It was a humbling experience, not getting the opportunity on a team that was struggling,” Brooks conceded. “That was humbling.”And it taught him to never assume, a lesson driven home by the Warriors when they also used him sparingly upon trading for him.So, while he expects to finally get a fair shake with the Lakers, he isn’t exactly counting on it either.“I hope so,” he said. “But I don’t want to trick myself again. I kind of felt that in a couple of spots.”Only to get buried on the bench.That doesn’t appear to be his fate with the Lakers, if only because they are so banged up they might have no choice but to play him. And given coach Mike D’Antoni’s player-friendly system, who knows? Maybe Brooks will find the happy landing he’s been seeking for more than three years.At the very least, maybe he’ll get an opportunity to show he belongs.“I feel like almost every guy in this league can play,” Brooks said. “It’s just getting the proper amount of minutes to produce.”Maybe he’ll get that chance with the Lakers. But he isn’t exactly counting on it.Although he was itching to play against the Celtics.“Not necessarily because I was a Lakers fan,” Brooks said. “I know those guys. I never really got an opportunity to play there. So I’d like to not necessarily show them up, but show them what I got.”Brooks, keying a fourth-quarter surge, scored 14 points against his former mates and the Lakers won 101-92.For one night, anyway, he got the last laugh.vincent.bonsignore@langnews.com @DailyNewsVinny on Twitter The face symbolizing the shared misery of the Lakers and Boston Celtics materialized in the most unlikely of forms Friday night.And did so reluctantly.MarShon Brooks is just a kid looking for a legitimate shot in the NBA, not the epitome of the horrific falls the NBA’s two most storied franchises have taken this year.But in a weird sort of way, Brooks is every bit representative of the Lakers’ and Celtics’ troubles, having started the season with Boston only to finish it — presumably — in Los Angeles after getting traded to the Lakers on Thursday by the Golden State Warriors.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LSU players’ COVID-19 quarantine reportedly result of outside contacts

first_imgDefending national champion LSU is one of several FBS football programs to be affected by COVID-19 since players were allowed to return to campus for workouts. The Tigers’ athletic department blamed its cases on interactions outside the team’s facility rather than players training together.SI.com reported Saturday that at least 30 of the Tigers’ 115 players have been in quarantine over the past week after testing positive or being in contact with people who contracted the virus. Some of the cases were traced to players’ visits to Tigerland, an area of bars and restaurants in Baton Rouge that was the source of a recent COVID-19 outbreak. The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported Saturday that the spread started with a gathering of friends. “I’m protecting Baton Rouge from getting a higher viral load. That’s my obligation,” Mullenix told SI. “The quarantine, while frustrating, prevents community spread.”LSU has joined Clemson, the team it defeated in last season’s College Football Playoff championship game, and the other schools that are dealing with player outbreaks since teams were allowed to return to campus this month.Clemson announced last week that 28 people in the athletic department, including 23 football players, tested positive. Kansas State suspended workouts after 14 players tested positive. Texas reported 13 positive tests. Alabama reportedly has had eight players test positive. MORE: College football predictions for 2020″When you do contact tracing and get some honesty from kids, it’s very easy to see where it came from and what happened,” Shelly Mullenix, LSU senior associate athletic trainer, told SI. “I can talk to them about wearing a mask, but if your mask is under your nose, you’re not wearing a mask.”The exact number of positive tests on the team is not known. SI and The Advocate reported that no one in the program has required hospitalization and symptoms have been, at most, mild. Other players who visited Tigerland tested negative Friday, SI reported.SI described LSU’s safety protocols inside its football facility as “intense.” They include separate entrances for players and coaches, daily temperature scans and a “lengthy” questionnaire that players must fill out each day. Likewise, the school has been aggressive in ordering quarantines. last_img read more

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

first_imgSpaceX conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong versus other static fire attempts.This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket, but Starship is still very early in its development phase, whereas those vehicles are flight-proven, multiple times over.SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been completely destroyed in the explosion following Friday’s test, as you can see below in the stream from NASASpaceflight.com.last_img read more

Police: Man Killed on I-95 is Possible Suspect in Boynton Stabbing

first_imgThe man who was fatally struck by a vehicle on I-95 in Boca Raton last Thursday morning is suspected of a stabbing a woman about 30 minutes earlier in Boynton Beach, according to police.Boynton Beach Police responded to a report of a stabbing at 5:30 a.m. that morning in the Verona community, off Southwest Eighth Street and north of Woolbright Road.Just after 6 a.m., a man was hit by two tractor-trailers in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Clint Moore Road. Florida Highway Patrol authorities said the man was a pedestrian.According to police, the suspected stabber’s car was found that morning on the highway overpass at Clint Moore Road.Police have not named either the male suspected in the stabbing or the injured female, who was last reported in stable condition.Investigators are calling the stabbing “domestic-related.”Anyone with information is asked to call Boynton Beach Detective Nicole Loshelder at (561) 732-8116 or Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

Chronic Heel Pain – Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates Can Help

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Foot and Ankle Surgical AssociatesFoot & Ankle Surgical Associates has been serving the local community for over ten years. We are a growing practice that now includes four doctors, and offices in Tumwater, Centralia, and Yelm.  We are here for any of your podiatric needs. We make it our priority to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. Your health is important to us, which is why we provide comprehensive lower extremity evaluations and treatment plans. From treating children to taking care of injuries, you will find our staff to be friendly and our doctors well-trained and knowledgeable. These reasons ensure that we are the best provider for all your foot and ankle needs.Smell the flowers, But Don’t Ignore Heel PainAs the days grow longer, many people use the additional hours of sunlight to go walking.  It’s an opportunity to exercise and enjoy neighbors’ gardens at the same time.  But the combination of extra weight gained during the winter and unsupportive shoes often lead to plantar fasciitis, also known as heel pain.Many people experience this pain with their first steps in the morning. Often it subsides, but can return later in the day if you spend a lot of time on your feet. The pain may be caused by inflammation on the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from your heel bone and across your arch to the ball of your foot.You can take a few basic measures to ease the pain, including doing exercises to stretch the Achilles tendon and calf muscles, applying an ice pack to the affected area for a few minutes several times a day, using over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines, and wearing shoes with a good arch support.But if you don’t get relief from these at-home remedies, come into our office. There may be another cause of your pain. With a thorough diagnostic examination, we’ll determine what’s causing the pain and suggest the best course of treatment for you.Sometimes conservative treatments just won’t solve your foot problems.  Surgery can be your best option.  Our office is staffed by a highly trained team of Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Registered Nurses, assistants, and medical office personnel.  Our goal is to provide safe, efficient surgical care in a setting that is comfortable for you and your loved ones. All of the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates are highly trained to treat all of your foot problems. A podiatric specialist can take care of many surgeries in his office enabling you to be back on your feet in no time.The podiatrist will evaluate your condition and make a decision on the correct treatment plan. Our podiatrists work very hard to learn all the latest techniques and non-invasive ways to take care of any foot problems you may have, so you can rest assured that they will only do surgery if it is necessary.If you are having foot pain and need to see a podiatrist in the Centralia, Tumwater, or Yelm area then give us a call at (360)754-Feet. One of our Podiatrists will assess your pain and diagnose your problem and try to find a nonsurgical approach if it is possible. Podiatry surgery will only be recommended if it is the only option or the best option to give your mobility back.last_img read more