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Posts for: April, 2013

For many, having a pedicure done is a comforting activity that refreshes the feet. However, studies show that pedicures might not be as beneficial or even hygienic; having the possibility of causing unsanitary foot problems such toenail fungus.

According to Kim Kyle Morgan of Chron, customers with conditions like diabetes or a weak immune system can put themselves at risk when dealing with the procedures done to their feet during a basic pedicure. "Fungus can get caught up in the motor of whirlpool basins, releasing it again every time the motor revs up,” said Esther Jonas, a podiatrist at Kelsey-Seabold, "The ones without the whirlpool effect are much safer, and adding a disposable liner offers double protection".

There may be steps to avoid getting fungal toenails, but not step guarantees that this condition will never be a problem.  If you are suffering from fungal toenails you should seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment options for your feet.  

Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a problem which affects many people and is hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are several methods to go about treating toenail fungus.

Antibiotics & Treatments 

Lamisil – is the most commonly effective treatment for toenail fungus. It is available as an antibiotic Terbinafine tablet and cream. Terbinafine is a chemical component which kills fungal growth on the body.  Applying regular doses will gradually kill the fungal growth. It is important to keep the area clean and air free.  

Talcum powder – applying powder on the feet and shoes helps keep the feet free of moisture and sweat.

Sandals or open toed shoes – wearing these will allow air movement and help keep feet dry. They also expose your feet to light, which fungus cannot tolerate. Socks with moisture wicking material also help as well

To learn more about Toenail Fungus and alternative treatments, follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Flat Foot36 year old student Chilhwan Kim of West Harbour, New Zealand, suffers from flat feet. As a result, he contends with extreme pain when walking or standing for long periods of time. Kim, who is currently completing a Master’s degree in osteopathy, searches for answers and conducts research in hopes of a solution to flat feet. “The primary treatment options for flat feet are limited to wearing corrective shoes, but there is manual therapy and exercise available for long term improvement,” Kim said. He believes there is no long-term solution. “In our treatment we use balance ligament tension which is related to balancing out ligament problems. I was thinking that treatment could help more long-term,” he said.

Having flat-feet can lead to complications down the road. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.
Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.
Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Trouble standing on the tip toe.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

For more information on the treatment of flat feet, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Antonio Barton of the Memphis Tigers suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Barton will be out 4-6 weeks. Fortunately Barton will not require any surgery but may miss the third round of the NCAA tournament if his foot does not heal.

When overuse occurs in the bone, it can lead to stress fracturesor in the case of a tendon, tendinitis. If you think you may have sustained an injury such as a stress fracture you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your cold feet and recommend appropriate treatment options.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

To learn more about appropriate treatment options, follow link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: David Gilbert, Donnell KirkwoodDavid Gilbert underwent foot surgery on Friday as a result of the same foot problem he had during the 2011 season. After fracturing it twice, he will be repairing ligament damage to his right foot. This will cost Gilbert to miss the entire spring practice but hopes he will return for summer training. “As soon as I feel like I can come off the ball and stop a 300-pound lineman, or take on a double team-that’s when (I’ll return)” Gilbert commented.

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Khaimov’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When is Foot Surgery Needed?

Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.

However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.

In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet,  making such options a last resort.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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