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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
January 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain  

If left untreated, your foot pain can quickly grow from a simple nuisance to a condition which affects the most simple tasks in your daily foot painlife, such as walking to get the mail outside or playing with your children. Fortunately, your Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY podiatrists can help you get to the bottom of your foot pain and find a treatment to get you back to your active lifestyle. Learn more about common foot issues with Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee.

Different Types of Foot Problems

  • Bunions: Bunions look like a large bump at the base of the big toe and often begin painlessly. However, after time, bunions grow larger, causing the toes to point outward and overlap. Thanks to their location, bunions take the brunt of your body’s weight, causing pain, irritation and swelling.
  • Hammertoe: Hammertoes occur when the toe curls into a claw-like shape which resembles a hammer. The toe normally rubs against shoes, causing painful corns and calluses while the hammertoe itself causes pain and irritation.
  • Heel Pain: Heel pain comes from many causes, the most common being plantar fasciitis. Bursitis, tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, injury and trauma can also cause heel pain.
  • Ankle Pain: Ankle pain can make walking and standing difficult and occurs due to many circumstances. Though ankle pain usually comes from a trauma or injury, such as a sprain, multiple many sprains can cause chronic conditions like ankle instability.

Foot Pain Treatments in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing 
Treatments for foot pain varies depending on your diagnosis. Often, conditions relating to wearing ill-fitting shoes like bunions and hammertoe require only careful monitoring and switching to more comfortable shoes. In their later stages, these conditions require surgery to realign the tissues and bones in the foot and correct the problems. Heel and ankle pain is often treated with plenty of rest to let the body heal on its own alongside over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if at-home treatments fail, your doctor may recommend customized insoles for your shoes called orthotics, braces to help align the foot and ankle, physical therapy or even surgery.

For more information on treating common foot problems, please contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski and Dr. Yakov Haimof at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY. Call (201) 363-9844 to schedule your diagnostic appointment with your podiatrist 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.

Read more about ankle sprains.

Oklahoma City Thunder announced that guard Cameron Payne sustained an acute foot fracture injury in late September. The injury occurred during an open scrimmage and was originally thought to be an ankle tweak. As Payne experienced symptoms of soreness, he had tests done, discovering he sustained a fracture. Payne suffered a previous stress fracture injury in the same bone in his foot, but stated that the injuries were unrelated. He had undergone surgery to repair the previous injury; it is unknown if Payne will need surgery again for his most recent injury.

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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.

Read more about Stress Fractures

The Arizona Wildcats lost their running back, J.J. Taylor, as he sustained a broken ankle in late September. The injury was originally thought to be a sprained ankle, sustained during the second half of the loss to the Washington Huskies. At the time, it was thought that either Zach Green or Tyrell Johnson would replace him.

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

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.

Read more about broken ankles.

Justin Bieber, who has been on his Purpose World Tour, recently sparked media attention after falling off stage during a performance. Although he was able to come back from the fall injury free, he then suffered a sprained ankle from a game of basketball between friends. While the pop star is recovering, he plans on continuing his world tour. “Gonna be taking it easy tonight on stage, sprained my ankle playing ball,” he stated before his Ohio concert.

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. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.

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 care needs.

Read more about ankle sprains.



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