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morton's neuromaFoot and ankle surgeons have gathered at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) in a conference on how to best treat neuromas in women. Women are reportedly more susceptible to negative foot and ankle conditions as a result of high heels and narrow footwear.

Scottsdale foot and ankle surgeon Kris DiNucci DPM states that active women who enjoy running are prone to neuromas, especially if they have flat feet or wear narrow shoes regularly. Neuromas are nerve disorders that require treatment before they worsen. A common neuroma is Morton’s Neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toe.

Morton’s neuroma can become a serious condition when left untreated. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can address and treat your symptoms.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Secret ShameAccording to the tabloid The National Inquirer, Lindsay Lohan has recently developed an athlete’s foot infection. The Inquirer’s sources claim that the fungus is making her feet smell bad, and that foot odor is actually a problem Lohan has apparently been dealing with for years.

“Lilo’s horrified by her athlete’s foot,” states a “friend” of the actress. “She has no idea where she caught it because she’s always so careful in communal bathrooms and spas. But she’s suffered smelly feet ever since she was a teenager, and it’s been a hugely embarrassing cross to bear.” Meanwhile, Lohan has been clean from drugs since being checked out of addiction rehab, and is the subject of an 8-part documentary currently airing on Oprah Winfrey’s TV network.

Athlete’s foot can make even the most attractive people feel less than beautiful. If you are dealing with athlete’s foot, see podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is Athlete’s Foot?

If you suffer from itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet, this may be a sign of athlete's foot. Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be extremely contagious, and it often infects shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, and anywhere else feet may come in contact with. It is commonly found in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools. This condition can also be prevalent in "commons" areas in prisons and residential care facilities.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

- Hydrate your feet by using lotion
- Exfoliate
- Buff off nails
- Use of anti-fungal product
- Examine feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts are present.

What is Tinea?

- Athlete’s foot is often caused by the same fungus that causes ringworm (tinea).
- Tinea can invade other parts of the body as well, if the proper thriving conditions for it are met.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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diabetic foot careA study publishedin The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism spoke of researchers assigning diabetic patients tissue repair drug polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) for 3 days a week for 8 weeks in order to treat diabetic foot ulcers.  The results were that 37.7 percent of the group that was administered the drug achieved complete wound healing after 2 months.

“This approach could revolutionize the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers — a main cause of hospital admissions in the developed world,” Francesco Squadrito, MD, of the University of Messina in Gazzi Messina, Italy said. “Foot ulcers are a dangerous and expensive complication for people with diabetes, and current treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy are costly and can have side effects.”

Diabetes can affect the entire body in a negative way, especially the feet. If you are diabetic and need a good podiatrist, come and see Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can provide your feet with the care they need.  

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people of all ages each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. When damage occurs to nerves in the feet, they may be unable to send the proper signals to the peripheral nervous system, resulting in a condition known as neuropathy. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is imperative that the feet are well taken care of to avoid possible amputation of the feet.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

- Regularly check your feet for bruises or sores.
- Wear socks that fit your feet; socks shouldn’t be tight.
- Wear properly fitting shoes that are comfortable.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their Hemoglobin A1C levels as this test lets the physician know how well the blood sugar levels have been controlled during the past 3 months. It is important to keep the blood sugar levels in a normal range (70-110mg/dl). It is advisable to visit a podiatrist if the diabetic patient is experiencing any conditions involving the feet.

For more information about Diabetic Foot Care, follow the link below.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Finding the Right Running Shoe Not So Easy for Some PeopleJill Barker of Montreal Gazette says that runners often spend a significant amount of time focusing on cushioning and stability when it comes to looking for the ideal running shoe.

Additionally, many modern shoes are created with the ambition of being able to correct biomechanical flaws. According to Barker, runners are often told to rely on perfect mechanics instead of the perfect shoes if they wish to reduce the chances of becoming injured.

“We’re in a muddy area when it comes to choosing shoes, said David Pearsall, a professor of biomechanics in the kinesiology and physical education department of McGill University.

Careful consideration needs to be provided when it comes to choosing a running shoe. If you are seeking guidance, come see podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can help you find a running shoe that works for you and your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type

Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.

Determining your type

Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.

Running Mechanics

When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.

Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.

Over-pronators

those people who run with excessive ankle rolling. Over-pronators tend to have ankles that angle inward, flat feet, and or bowed legs.

For more information about Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type, follow the link below.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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