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Plantar fasciitis occurs most often either as an acute or a semi-acute injury. The ligament that runs along the heel to the toe, called the plantar fascia, becomes strained or ruptured. The condition afflicts mostly athletes and those who are avid exercisers. Pain symptoms can disrupt everyday activity as the plantar fascia becomes tender and swollen. The condition can be caused by improper footwear and constant stress on the feet from strenuous activity. When treating plantar fasciitis, take time to rest properly and see your doctor.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

·      Excessive running

·      Non-supportive shoes

·      Overpronation

·      Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

·      Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices

·      Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis

·      Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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For those who suffer from gout, maintaining proper hydration is vital to ensuring that our body processes essential nutrients, which can help dilute the uric acid in the foods we consume. Staying hydrated also helps our kidneys expel toxins, thus decreasing uric acid levels. Other foods that can help keep uric acids levels low include vitamin C-rich lemons, buttermilk, antioxidant-rich tomatoes, low-fat milk and green tea which is good for helping treat inflammation and swelling. 

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Arthritis occurs as swelling and inflammation of the body’s joints, leading to symptoms such as rashes, itchiness, fever, weight loss, and trouble breathing, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. Arthritis results when the body’s immune system begins mistakenly attacking healthy cells, particularly in the joints. The different forms of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

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

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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC
November 09, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Heel Pain  

How your podiatrists in Flushing, NY, can help your feet

If you’ve ever experienced stabbing pain around your heel, you know how it can impact your life. It can affect your ability to walk and heel painperform ydaily routine. Now, you can end your heel pain. Your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee in Flushing, NY, want to help you get back on your feet.

Athletes and runners often experience heel pain at some point, however, you don’t have to be an athlete to experience heel pain. Some common causes of heel pain include:

  • Inflammation around your Achilles tendon and your heel
  • Hard calcium deposits, called heel spurs, on your heel
  • Injuries and bruising on your heel from stepping on sharp objects

One of the most common conditions leading to heel pain is plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the thick band of tissue, which runs across your heel. This band of tissue is called the plantar fascia and functions to connect your heel bone with the base of your toes.

Your podiatrists in Flushing, NY, want to share some simple tips that might ease your heel pain.

You can try:

  • Over-the-counter pain medications including Tylenol or ibuprofen
  • Icing your heel 3 times each day, 15 minutes per session
  • Stretching your arches and Achilles tendon several times each day
  • Changing to more supportive shoes
  • Using heel inserts

For stubborn heel pain that persists, it’s time to see your podiatrists in Flushing, NY. They can recommend effective treatments to end your heel pain for good.

Common treatments for heel pain include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave treatment
  • Prescription pain medications
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises
  • Custom made orthotics

Some severe cases of heel pain may require surgery to eliminate pain. Surgical intervention can often include releasing a portion of the plantar fascia by cutting the tissue. Surgical treatment is often done endoscopically by creating two tiny incisions in your heel.

Don’t try to deal with heal pain by yourself when help is just a phone call away. You deserve to live a pain-free life, so call your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee with offices in Flushing, Woodhaven, and Brooklyn, New York. Find relief from heel pain by calling today!


Anthony Davis provided an update on his ankle injury in early October, stating that he was rehabbing his injury. “It’s steady improving every day and I’m trying to figure out what I can and cannot do and then go from there. When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, I’ll be back on the floor. We’re constantly checking on it every day,” he said. The Pelicans announced that Davis’s Grade 2 ankle injury sprain recovery could be as long as 2 weeks.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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