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Blisters a byproduct of firefighters’ trekA trio of firefighters from White Bear Lake decided to do a 150-mile trek across the state of Minnesota in order to raise money for a new ATV with forest fire fighting capabilities. But they realized they may have bitten off more than they could chew when their feet became extremely painful.

“We really underestimated how long it would take us,” said Ron Hawkins, one of the firefighters. “We started hurting the first 12 miles. We thought, ‘how will we finish this?’ But we trudged on.” The three men brought several pairs of shoes with them, but still suffered from joint pain and blisters on their feet. They finished the walk in four days, and were fortunately able to raise all of the money that they needed.

Blisters can be painful. If you are suffering from a blister on your foot, receiving treatment from a podiatrist such as Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care help you manage your blister as well as provide treatment.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a band-aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister seek a doctor.

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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Victoria BeckhamCelebrity Victoria Beckham is known for wearing heels all the time, even wearing wedge sneakers during her open at a Los Angeles Dodgers game back in 2007.  As a result, Beckham has contended with bunions, with her condition becoming worse.

“Vic’s been advised that her treatment must be done on both her feet ASAP, otherwise, in less than two years, it could cause serious problems,” an insider told British magazine Heat. With her feet susceptible, Beckham may undergo surgery to correct her bunions or wind up ditching heels for flats. “She’s relenting and saying she would be swayed to do it this winter. At least at that time of year, it’s easier to keep her feet under wraps and wear flats,” an insider said. If Beckham’s feet do indeed worsen, she may not be able to wear heels ever again.

Having bunions can be a painful experience, but they are often treatable. If you’re seeking relief from a bone deformity like bunions, you can contact a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose your problem and help to minimize your discomfort.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth enlargement, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big to become inflamed and often painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

· Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary, particularly among Caucasians

· Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that place undue stress on feet, such as heels and stilettos, can cause bunions to form

To learn more about treatment procedures on bunions, 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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NBA rookie CJ McCollum of the Trail Blazers will be undergoing an ultrasound procedure after fracturing his left foot. McCollum underwent surgery to have a screw inserted into the same foot he injured before. The procedure McCollum will receive was described as “non-operational” despite the fact that the Blazers announced McCollum would require surgery.

However, McCollum plans to speak to several doctors before taking action. There is no current timetable as to when McCollum will recover or whether he will even rejoin the Blazers. Coach Terry Stotts said, “I would like him with the team when it’s OK for him to be with the team. Obviously, we’ll see how everything goes, but I think it’s important he remain part of the team, and going on the road will be part of that.”

Dealing with a broken foot can be a painful ordeal. However, an injury like this can be managed and taken care of by a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Michigan. Dr. Salama can examine your broken foot, determine the severity of your injury, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

To learn more about broken foot and its treatment, please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, MI, Dearborn, MI, Clarkston, MI, or Trenton, MI.

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Ankle ArthritisAccording to a study conducted on 350 people suffering from early rheumatoid arthritis, overweight and obese patients had lower remission percentages and needed anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy longer than patients at healthier weight levels.

This suggests that obese patients require more drug treatment as opposed to patients at lower weights. Elisa Gremese, the author of the study, states “Obesity and rheumatoid arthritis are both on the rise, with devastating effects on individuals and society as a whole. These data reinforce the link between obesity and inflammation, and establish that (weight) is one of the few modifiable variables influencing the main outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA affects about one in one hundred people worldwide.

If  you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose your injury as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot. 

Solutions 

Footwear – Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics – These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.

For more information please follow 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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