Posts for: June, 2013
Golfer David Howell wants to be in the US Open at the Merion. To be able to participate, the golfer uses rest and relaxation, having missed the Lyoness Open as a result of an ingrown toenail. The injury timing resembles similar toe problems he had leading up to the 2011 US Open. “I had already had some work done to my toe on Monday to try and get rid of the problem and double-check it was OK, but that ended up making it worse rather than better,” said Howell.
If you are suffering from severe pain due to an ingrown toenail, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess your condition and provide you with the right treatment and care for your feet.
Ingrown Toenails Causes
Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.
There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.
There are a number of steps you can take to treat ingrown nails:
-Let your toenails grow out
-Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
-Placing a piece of cotton under the affected nail may allow the toe to grow up instead of into the nail bed
If however, your pain is severe, or you see red streaks running up your leg, you should see a podiatrist. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure. Topical medication may also be prescribed to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail.
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Jo Willey of Express recently stated, that a study revealed women who constantly wear high heels are prone to developing serious medical conditions like: arthritis, muscle damage and trapped nerves. Although high heels might be fun and exciting to wear, they can with some consequences that could be harmful to your feet.
Fashionista and high-heel addictive Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, 48, was forced to give them up. “I went to a foot doctor and he said, ‘Your foot does things it shouldn’t be able to do. That bone there…You’ve created that bone. It doesn’t belong there’.” Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, 39, recently confessed she must have surgery on her bunions caused by years of towering shoes. A study by The College of Podiatry found that almost half of women have had foot problems after ignoring the agony of uncomfortable shoes.
If wearing high heels has been giving your foot or ankle pain and has been causing problems, you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC who can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide appropriate treatment options for you.
Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet
High heels affect what parts of the body?
· Joints in the Ankle
· Balls of the Feet
· Achilles Tendon
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
· Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.
What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
How can I maintain my foot health and still wear high heels?
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NFL player Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a team collaborated drill and as a result, Crabtree had to undergo surgery to repair it. Hopefully the 49ers remains optimistic he will return to the field in 2013.
"Surgery was successful and we do not anticipate it will be season-ending for Michael. It was completely torn, and completely repaired," said coach Jim Harbaugh. Crabtree has recovered successfully from several injuries in the past, including a neck injury and a year later a broken foot. "It's a setback, but Michael's young, he's strong. Everything will be a positive approach to healing and we'll anticipate great things," Harbaugh said.
Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be an “unbearable frustration” and a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can examine your Achilles tendon, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.
What is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles to the calf and heel of the foot. The strongest tendon in the body, it is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such so important, any injuries to it can cause severe complications and should immediately be presented to a doctor.
What Are the Common Injuries to the Achilles Tendon?
Tendon Ruptures:One may hear a popping or snapping sound if their Achilles tendon ruptures. Symptoms are swelling, pain, and difficulty walking or bending the foot forward. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures available, and depending on the treatment you take, recovery can last up to a year from treatment.
Achilles tendinitis:Achilles tendinitis is the milder of the two injuries, and can be recognized by the following symptoms: inflammation, dull to severe pain, an increased flow of blood to the tendon, portions of the tendon growing in thickness, and a slower movement time. Tendinitis can be treated in many different ways and is often diagnosed by an MRI.
Stars like Kim Kardashian and actress Julianne Moore are always wearing high heels and stilettos, which put a lot of unnecessary pressure and strain on their feet. This improper footwear is not only uncomfortable for many celebrities, but can provide them with severe problems with their feet in the long run.
Kardashian was seen wearing a pair of stilettos, revealing the 32-year-olds swollen ankles. Moore attended the Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony as she walked down the red carpet with tight fitting heels revealing her poking pinky toes on the corners of her feet. Celebrities like many people don’t seem to mind leaving their heels, to opt for more comfortable appropriate footwear.
It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.
Proper Foot Care Leads to Better Health
Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help.
A Negative Heel
· This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.
· Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.
Exercise Your Feet
· A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet.
Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation. Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.
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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