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High Heel Foot ProblemsMany people are willing to sacrifice comfort for the sake of fashion. But is looking good worth the potential penalties to your health? Rheumatologist Dr. Sukanya Pachaidee, who has seen many patients suffer from fashionable trends, reports that “they may have shoulder problems from carrying a large or heavy handbag, or ankle tendinitis from pressure caused by too-high heels.”

Pachaidee also mentioned that wearing shoes that are too tight or pointy risks early osteoarthritis, bunions, and fungal infections.

When working or engaged in daily activity, it is important to select proper shoes. If you are experiencing any pain or injuries, consulting a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care is highly recommended.  Dr. Salama can treat your injury and provide you with the knowledge you need to keep your feet healthy at work.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions by:

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere.

Learn more on how to eliminate foot pain by following the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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In a study led by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, research has shown that distance extended running is not a main factor that contributes to arthritis. Extensive studies have also shown that if the knees are in good health, running doesn’t raise the possible dangers of emerging arthritis, even with people in older age.  

Researchers found that running did in fact produced pounding when striking the ground, but struck the ground less often since the subject’s strides were longer compared to walking. This finding provides a persuasive biomechanical explanation for why so few runners develop knee arthritis, said Ross Miller, now an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, who led the study. Measured over a particular distance, “running and walking are essentially indistinguishable,” in terms of the wear and tear they may inflict on knees.

If you suspect a problem with your biomechanics and believe it is causing foot pain, ankle pain, or walking instability, it is recommended to see a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salamaof Michigan for immediate consultation, care, and treatment options.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body causing an interference with the biological structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs with the most important information captured.

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Broken FootColorado's State forward Stanton Kidd will need an operation to repair a stress fracture in his shin, school officials validates. Kidd, is senior transfer of North Carolina. The athlete was booked to have the surgical procedure on his leg but was postponed due to flooding which impacted Northern Colorado.

The stress fracture occurred before his arrival at Colorado State University in the summer. Kidd’s injury has been causing him pain for some time now, and will not be able to play for the Rams this season.

Dealing with a stress fracturelike Kidd can be a painful endeavor. Treatment and recovery can be aided with the help of a podiatrist, like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help by examining the stress fracture and determining the best course of treatment.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use.  Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Common among individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                 
-people affected with Osteoporosis
-play tennis or basketball
-gymnastics
-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

To learn more about stress fractures of the feet, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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A study published by the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine shows runners with a more easygoing personality, older, and weight more are susceptible to running injuries; as opposed to those who are slimmer or younger.  

Danish researchers surveyed 930 new runners for one year (runners who hadn’t run more than 10 kilometers total in the past year). Out of the 930 new runners, 254 runners sustained a running injury in the study. Injuries reported were soft-tissue, bone injury of legs and or back. According to the study, age was a primary factor with new runners getting injured, and body mass secondly.

If you believe you’ve sustained an injury while running or need assistance on how to further prevent injury, you should seek out the advice of a podiatrist such as Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose any injuries you may have as well as provide you with treatment and prevention options that work for you.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.


Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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