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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
March 01, 2017
Category: Foot Care
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Ankle pain is an unfortunate situation which can quickly make walking or even standing difficult, especially when left untreated. If you ankle painexperience ankle pain which begins affecting your daily life, you should consult with your podiatrist to overcome your discomfort and get back on your feet. Learn about ankle pain treatments with your doctora at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee with offices in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Flushing and Brooklyn, NY.

What causes ankle pain?
Ankle pain often comes from injury or trauma to the bones, soft tissues or joint itself. However, ankle pain can also come from underlying conditions which you may or may not know you have. Some of the most common causes of ankle pain include:

  • tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • bursitis
  • arthritis
  • sprained ankle
  • stress fracture
  • plantar fasciitis
  • chronic ankle instability

You should see a doctor about your ankle pain when it begins affecting your daily life. If you experience severe pain, see a deformity in your ankle, or cannot put any weight on your foot, you should seek medical attention immediately. See your doctor as soon as possible if you have pain or swelling which does not go away after a few days.

How can my podiatrist help my ankle pain? 
Your doctor will first seek to pinpoint the cause of your ankle pain through a physical examination and, if necessary, x-rays or MRIs. After finding the cause of your pain, your doctor can begin to determine the best treatment plan for your situation. Treatment often begins at home with resting, icing and elevating the foot to reduce pain and swelling. However, your doctor may also recommend other medical treatments.

Treating Ankle Pain in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Flushing and Brooklyn
Your doctor may recommend wearing a brace on your ankle to stabilize it during everyday use. The ankle may also benefit from physical therapy or hot/cold therapy. Your doctor may use corticosteroid shots to relieve pain and discomfort or suggest prescription medications. In severe cases, you may require surgery.

For more information on ankle pain and its treatments please contact your podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Call (201) 363-9844 to schedule an appointment at the Fort Lee, NJ location, (973) 962-7775 to schedule an appointment at the Ringwood, NJ location, (718) 263-3668 to schedule an appointment at the Flushing, NY location, and (718) 495-3668 to schedule an appointment at the Brooklyn, NY location.

Everyday foot care is a practice that should be maintained year-round, regardless of the season. There is no denying, however, that the unpredictable wet weather of fall makes it a season where extra care should be taken. Prolonged exposure to moisture and water can create bacterial growth on the feet. Washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells, and the space between toes should be cleaned regularly. Toenails should be kept trimmed to prevent dirt from accumulating and makes cleaning the nails much easier. The feet should always be kept dry and clean, and it is important to wear waterproof shoes if possible when out in the rain.

 Everyday foot care is necessary all year round, regardless of weather. To learn more about daily foot care practices and how to maintain optimal foot health, consult with podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please 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 ankle injuries.

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In Korea, a man known as “Yoon” was awarded a state subsidy by a court in Seoul for a nerve condition he sustained. Yoon sustained his condition while working on a waste pipe at a Samsung semiconductor plant in 2012. Yoon was not wearing protective equipment at the time, causing his hands and feet to be exposed to hydrofluoric acid in the liquid waste he was handling.

Sadly, the nerves in Yoon’s extremities stopped functioning correctly, so he applied for welfare from the government. He appealed his claim to the Seoul Administrative Court, which acknowledged the fact that hydrofluoric acid often causes nerve damage and wound, and was awarded his claim.

Regardless of where you’re from, nerve complications in the feet can make life quite difficult. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

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

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Twisted Ankle LeAnn Rimes was spotted carrying a sweet treat while out with her husband Eddie Cibrian at Haleiwa Joe's in Hawaii on TuesdayCountry music star LeAnn Rimes’ stay in Hawaii apparently took a bad turn, as the singer was seen walking around with a bandaged right foot and ankle. They type of injury she has hasn’t been identified yet.

Rimes was in the ocean without bandages the previous day, so it’s possible that she had an accident while swimming. Her trip to Hawaii doubled as a vacation and as an opportunity to film scenes for her upcoming reality TV show. Rimes didn’t seem very troubled by the injury and was seen walking without any difficulty.

There are steps you can take every day to maintain good foot and ankle health. To find out if your methods of every day foot care are adequate, consider calling podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will assess your current level of care and make suggestions about how you can improve your routine.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices 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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Morton's NeuromaWearing high-heels might be very popular as a fashion staple, but they may also result in serious health problems as well. Those who wear high heels frequently have an increased susceptibility to Morton’s Neuroma, a condition that causes pain or numbness in the feet. In addition, high heels can also cause bunions, ankle injuries, and even bone deformities. Although high-heels are popular, potential buyers should be cautious of the possible harms that these shoes can cause.

If you think you may be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma or other heel-related injuries, don’t be afraid to contact a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can help treat your injuries and prevent any permanent damage.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition. When a person has Morton's neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot. The podiatrist will also apply pressure to the foot or toe area to replicate the pain a person experiences when active. The podiatrist may also prescribe an x-ray to rule out other conditions or problems.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices 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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