Posts for: May, 2013
With the warmer weather, people are eager to put away snow boots in favor of donning sandals and flats. At the same time many try to find shoes that can properly care for their feet.
However, the shoes that retailers sell have been proven to be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon injuries and foot pain. In the spring people should always wear a shoe that has a two-inch platform and no more than a three-inch heel, according to Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine at New England Baptist Hospital. “Flat shoes stress the Achilles tendon and cause extensive pronation or flattening of the feet,” Leavitt explained. “Surgery is sometimes warranted for severe, chronic foot pain to fix it.”
It is important that the proper shoes are worn for protection against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Make recommendations and help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.
The Importance of Proper Foot Support
Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support.
Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.
The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.
Shoes to Consider:
- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied
To learn more about proper foot support, please follow link below.
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The 27-year-old angered officials at a Spanish club, after video footage was seen of the France international taking part in the dance acts of Psy. Fans of the Valencia defender are said to be upset with his injury setback. Reports in the Spanish Media say that Rami is unable to train due to severe blistersall over his feet, which can be a result of his dancing.
Having blisters on your feet can cause discomfort, and lead to pain. If you believe you have a foot blister and are experiencing pain the affected area it is best to seek a podiatrist such as Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.
Blisters on the Feet
When tight or ill fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.
What is a Foot Blister?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.
How do they Form?
Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet are prone to blister formation easily.
To learn more about preventative and treatment options please follow link below.
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59 year old Detroit dentist, Dr. Alan Adler, believes that running without shoes on the treadmill as well as in other public domains is beneficial to his exercise regimen and prefers to do so in health and fitness centers. According to Editor Anjali Athavaley, several health clubs prohibit members from barefoot running as part of their standard health and safety precautions.
Jason Carrell, the operator, of gym Fitness 19, says “If someone were to drop a weight on their toe, and they don’t have their shoe on, their toe is going to explode”. Many fellow patrons who prefer wearing shoes also find the act to be distasteful. “It was just a big, hairy dude with his big, hairy feet, clomping along beside me. I just felt like that was an unnecessarily excessive human skin transfer” commented Hanna Brooks Olsen in regards to watching a fellow gym member run on the treadmill without shoes.
Allowing your body time to adjust properly to barefoot running is essential, and part of this preventative care involves talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can adviseyou on a running regimen, as well as provide information on techniques of barefoot running to help avoid foot pain, heel pain, and injury.
The Impact of Barefoot Running
-Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
-Running barefoot requires a different way of running; the landing is done on the front part of the feet.
The Advantages of Barefoot Running
-When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
-It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
-Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.
The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running
-No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
-Blisters may form.
-Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
-Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.
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According to Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio 1050, this could possibly be a worst-case scenario of the given timetable. At this time, a fracture has been ruled out, and Reyes is currently dealing with what is being called “severe sprain.” According to Editor D.J. Short, Reyes will undergo another MRI once the swelling goes down.
Athletes can miss important games as a result of ankle sprains as in the case of Jose Reyes. Ankle sprains should always be treated no matter what. If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.
How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?
Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.
What are the Symptoms?
· Mild to moderate bruising
· Limited mobility
· Skin discoloration
How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?
Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.
· Wearing appropriate shoes
· Stretching before participating in physical activity
Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity. Many times people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows you to walk while stabilizing the ankle. However surgery may be required in more severe cases
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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