Posts for tag: tendonitis
“I’m too busy.”
“It’s just an off week.”
“My foot doesn’t really feel that bad.”
“Maybe if I wait, the pain will simply go away.”
There’s no limit to the excuses we make for avoiding our visits to the podiatrist. After all, a diagnosis feels like a confirmation that something is wrong with our feet, and we want so badly for everything to just be okay! Unfortunately, these excuses may prevent us from receiving treatment during the critical early stages of a foot condition, and may ultimately make the problem much worse.
Here are 5 signs that it’s time to stop making excuses and start seeing a foot doctor.
1.You’re experiencing persistent pain in your feet, heels, or ankles.
Occasional foot tenderness is not a huge cause for concern; however, if you’re experiencing frequent swelling, pain, or numbness, the root cause probably needs to be treated by a trained podiatrist. Your pain may originate from tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, a sprain, diabetic nerve damage, or any number of other conditions that require professional care.
2. You’ve noticed significant changes in your nails or the skin of your foot.
3.Part of your foot is swollen, red, and feels hot to the touch.
These are telltale signs that this area of your foot is infected.
4. An infection has spread from one area to another.
If an already present infection has progressed even further, you must see a qualified podiatrist to diagnose your foot condition and prevent it from worsening.
5. You’ve been taking an over-the-counter medication for two weeks and your symptoms have not improved.
For expert diagnosis and foot treatment, consult our team of board certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. 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!
Early in the morning, you’re greeted by your buzzing alarm. You’re tired, you’re imagining the long list of tasks ahead of you, and you’re struggling not to hit “snooze”. Add to these feelings a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in your heel, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed before you even get out of bed.
Thankfully, there are plenty of heel pain relieving stretches you can do as soon as you wake up. Many can even be done from the comfort of your bed.
1. Stretch the arches of your feet.
This is a great stretch to begin your day because you can do it while flat on your back. First, wrap a towel around the front of your foot like a sling, leaving plenty of material to grip on either side. Lift your leg straight in the air, pulling the towel with both hands. Use the tension of the towel to stretch the ball of your foot and ankle.
In addition to exercising your feet, arch stretches stimulate your calf muscles and plantar fascia, or the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of your foot, and a swollen or irritated band is often the cause of morning heel pain.
2. Curl your toes.
For this easy foot stretch, simply curl your toes downward as though you were trying to pick up a pencil with them. Repeat this stretch until you feel less tightness in your muscles, and the burning, stabbing, or aching pain begins to fade.
3. Roll a water bottle under your feet.
While sitting down, place a water bottle sideways on the floor, and slowly roll the bottle beneath your feet for 1-2 minutes. This exercise can be done with other rolling household items such as a rolling pin or tennis ball, but a water bottle works extra nicely because it can be frozen ahead of time. The cold from the bottle is great for swelling and inflammation.
While these simple stretches provide temporary relief, morning heel pain is often one of the first signs of plantar fasciitis. Heel pain may also be a sign of arthritis or tendonitis. Thus, it is important to schedule an appointment with a licensed foot doctor to diagnose and professionally treat your symptoms.
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 heel 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!
Laser treatments are becoming very popular today for treating a variety of different foot and ankle conditions. Laser therapy can cut healing time and reduce pain quickly. It can also decrease swelling a
nd increase circulation faster than traditional therapy. While there are many conditions that can benefit from laser therapy, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common.
What Ailments will it Cover?
Laser technology can repair tissue and manage pain with these common ailments. Naturally, being proactive to remain healthy is ideal, however if those measures fail and injury has come upon you, reach out to Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee and ask about Laser Surgery.
Is it Effective?
The answer is yes and it has been proven to work scientifically. Studies have shown the effectiveness of laser treatment with many clinical conditions such as chronic pain, inflammation, neuro conditions, joint pain, tendonitis and the list continues. There are many types of laser therapy that relate to each ailment and if you call on our team for diagnoses we can suggest the proper laser treatment and you can see the results for yourself.
What are the types of treatments?
Dual Wavelength ~ promotes tissue healing.
Dio Wave ~ non-surgical option that immediately reduces pain.
Deep Tissue ~ covers many ailments and provides relief for those ailments.
How does it Work?
During treatment, a light beam is placed on the injured area. The laser light interacts at a cellular level while the metabolic activity increases within the cell, this will ultimately improve cellular function which in turn creates better health.
What are the benefits of Laser therapy?
When used for pain management or fungus destruction, it provides astonishing results and there are almost no side effects and more importantly, unlike pain killers, there is no risk of addiction.
If you are having pain in your feet or ankles and need to be diagnosed or treated call one of our offices at 201-363-9662 and make an appointment. We are conveniently located in New Jersey, Fort Lee and Ringwood and in New York, Forest Hills, Wood Haven and Brooklyn.