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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
August 02, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Blisters   footwear  

It’s summertime, and rising temperatures beckon you toward easy, airy footwear. That fresh pair of sandals, slip-ons, or breezy flats is calling out from your closet. Perhaps your eagerness to hit the streets in new shoes has already resulted in that most painful, annoying, and stroll-stifling problem: blisters. 

Luckily, there are a number of simple surefire blister treatments. Here are a few tips to help you prevent and recover from summer blisters.

Keep the blister clean and sterile

Wash the blister with soap and water, and apply an antibacterial ointment at least twice a day. Avoid popping blisters unless they become extremely painful and irritated. If you must pop a blister:

  • wash the area thoroughly
  • make a small incision with a flame-sterilized needle
  • slowly drain the fluid with gentle squeezes
  • apply a dab of hydrogen peroxide
  • never remove the skin over a broken blister

Blister fluid should be clear and colorless. If the fluid is yellow, that means your blister has become infected and requires the medical attention of a licensed foot doctor.

Stay moisturized

Aloe vera and Vitamin E-based lotions do wonders for healing a blister, as they contain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients. Look for dye-free lotions that feature 100% natural ingredients.

Enjoy a soothing soak

Make a relaxing and disinfecting foot bath with:

  • a tub of warm water
  • a cup of Epsom salt
  • a few drops of tea tree oil

Your feet will be clean, refreshed, and infection-free.

Wear a soft layer of padding

In addition to the standard bandaid, pressure-relieving gel pads and moleskin bandages can be effective for healing a blister. To prevent additional irritation, be sure to wear well-insulated socks with defined heels.

For more professional advice on treating summer blisters, schedule an appointment with a highly qualified foot doctor. At Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC, our board certified podiatrists Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski, and Dr. Yakov Haimof are dedicated to treating blisters and other common foot problems. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY,  and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

Taking care of your diabetic feet is of utmost importance in making sure that you stay healthy. Avoid going barefoot and always wear shoes. Walking barefoot as a diabetic patient can lead to an increased risk of injury. Routine foot exams should be conducted daily to check for any wounds, small or large, as if they are left untreated they can lead to further complications. When choosing footwear, make sure that your shoes are comfortable and properly-fitting. Avoid tight-fitting or point shoes such as high heels. Do not use hot or cold packs on any foot injury as this can increase your risk of skin injury or infection. Avoid sitting cross-legged for long periods of time as this can impair blood flow in the legs. Maintain proper foot hygiene by cleaning and your feet daily, making sure to dry thoroughly. Trim your toenails straight across so as to avoid infection.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

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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Although high heels are fashionable, they should not be your first choice in footwear if you care about your foot health. Corns are one of the many issues that stem from wearing heels, though they can easily be prevented.  Corns are an area of thickened skin on the foot, and they mainly occur near the toes. They are the result of repeated pressure on the skin. It is important to wear appropriate footwear in order to maintain healthy and beautiful feet. 

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

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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Wearing appropriate footwear is essential in preventing a variety of foot injuries. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly may cause corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and more. In order to make sure you are wearing appropriate shoes for your feet, it is imperative that you have them measured. It is also important to walk around in a pair of shoes before you buy them. This will allow you to make a proper judgement call on whether or not the shoes will be comfortable enough for daily use.

Proper fitting shoes are essential to one’s overall health. If you are having foot and ankle problems,consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimovwill provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

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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Hiking can be a fun and exciting activity, but you might end up getting hurt if you don’t have the proper equipment for it. Katey Behney, owner of Mountain Tops Outdoors in Beacon, NY, has been hiking up mountains all her life, and she understands the importance of being adequately prepared for a trek. One of her biggest tips is to make sure that you have a pair of shoes that fit well so that you don’t accidently injure your feet.

"With an outdoor activity, you have to look at your clothing and footwear as equipment, and having the right equipment is going to make the experience a better one," Behney said.

Having shoes that fit properly is a must before beginning any type of physical activity. If you have questions about getting appropriate footwear, consult with podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will teach you how to find shoes that fit well and offer adequate protection.

Proper Shoe Fitting

Proper shoe fitting is one of the most common concerns people have when it comes to the health of their feet. To some this may not seem like a major issue, but the reality is that improperly fitted shoes account for a tremendous amount of injuries to the foot. Because our feet, our posture, and our gait directly affect the bio-mechanics and the overall structure of our entire body, pains and discomforts felt elsewhere within the body can frequently be attributed to improperly fitted footwear. Here are a few factors to consider, which will help you select the proper footwear when shopping.

Do not purchase shoes with the expectation that they will stretch to accommodate the size of your feet. You are looking for shoes that fit correctly right away. If the shoes you purchase are too large and are slipping in the area of the heel while you walk, do not purchase them. Do not look favorably upon shoes that slip with the intention of wearing thicker socks to compensate for the slippage. Make certain that in the widest portion of the shoes, the ball of your foot, fits comfortably in the shoe.

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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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