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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC
June 01, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

This is a very sensitive issue for your nose. It can be socially embarrassing and awkward when it’s time to expose those stink bombs after taking off your shoes. If you’re thinking the answer is to just keep your shoes on, think again. Your shoes can be the number one reason for foot odor.

The two reasons for foot odor that go hand and hand or shall we say feet to feet in this case, is that your sweat interacts with the bacteria in your shoes and socks which creates an intense odor. To fix the problem and the causes. Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee suggests several ways to control your odor problem.

Stop the stink:

  • Try not to wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. Alternate them so they have time in between jogs to dry out. If the odor doesn’t go away then the sneaker needs to go away.
  • Use thick soft socks to help with moisture absorption and change them often throughout the day if they become too wet.
  • Add a nonmedicated baby powder or foot powder to your feet before slipping on your shoes.
  • Keep away from nylon socks or plastic shoes as they do not allow much space for your feet to breathe and release moisture.
  • Check for fungal infections often to make sure you have not developed athlete’s foot. You will notice redness or dry skin in between your toes.

If odor still sneaks it way back into your sneakers then the next step is to see a podiatrist. This is when treating foot odor calls for different measures. Your feet have a lot of sweat glands and besides the uncomfortable social effects this condition can become painful if not treated.

Treat your feet at home:

  • Soak your feet in black tea because the tannins can be very effective with this disorder.
  • Wash your feet with white vinegar and let it fight the bacteria that surrounds your toes.
  • Use a pumice stone to remove dead skin since that only adds to the bacteria which adds to the odor, etc. etc.

If these tips fail it may be time to call our team and schedule an appointment for an examination. If odor persists you may suffer from Hyperhidrosis, a condition which is inherited and causes excessive sweating in the feet and hands. Simple life changes like hormones can trigger this condition along with stress, and some medications. We have five locations between New Jersey and New York and can be easily contacted at 201-363-9662 to get treatment today so your feet smell better tomorrow!

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
February 10, 2017
Category: Foot Care

A visit to the nail salon is one of the many primping trips woman take when winter blues are turning into spring fever.  Before you get your peek a boo toe shoes out, take notice of these easy tips to help keep your feet glamorous.

Here are 5 simple steps to follow.

Planning & Preventing

  • Timing:  Schedule your appointment first thing in the morning when the salon opens. The foot tubs will likely be at their cleanest and this simple step could prevent bacteria from transferring to your feet or toe nails.
  • Tools: Bring your own sanitized tools from home – this will reduce risk of fungal infection because you know they were already sterilized and notpreviously used by a stranger.
  • Clipping:  Make certain that your pedicurist cuts your toenails straight
    across the top with your toenail clipper - any other style will increase
    risk of injuring your nail which can then let bacteria in quickly.
  • Cleaning:  Be sure that your cuticle tool is rubber or wood to remove
    dirt and push back your cuticle. Metal tools can increase injury risk.
  • Shaving:  Shave legs the day before your pedicure. A razor can leave mild abrasions that you cannot notice easily so allow a day for your pores to recover.

If you think you may have a fungal infection and notice any of the following symptoms call one of our doctors at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee in New Jersey or New York and schedule a visit:

  • Discoloration under the nail- often black, green or yellow
  • Thickened and rough nail surface
  • Strange or foul odor
  • Weakness around the edges of the nail

Waiting too long to treat a nail infection properly can cause deeper problems that will become harder to treat and those peek a boo toed shoes will go back to hiding in the closet!

If you do contract a fungal infection and over the counter drugs or home remedies do not give you full relief be sure to contact us at one of our five offices conveniently located in New Jersey and New York  or request   an appointment with any of our board-certified Doctors.

 

Athlete’s foot is classified as a fungal infection, leading to symptoms of inflammation, redness, and irritation. Although there are prescription topical creams for treating fungal infections, certain foods can also help alleviate symptoms. Garlic, cayenne pepper, yogurt, cranberries, and high fiber foods all can help treat infection. Opt for foods high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and zinc.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, contact  Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of Athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is typically found in the feet. Certain things can increase one’s risk to contracting the infection, including contact with a person with Athlete’s foot; contact with a surface contaminated by tinea fungus; going barefoot to communal baths and showers, swimming pools, or locker rooms; sweaty feet; tight or closed shoes; and keeping the feet wet for an extended period of time.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

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.

Read more about Athlete’s Foot



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