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Smelly feet are a common problem in kids, but following these simple tips will help them stay fresh. Since bacteria are the primary cause of smelly feet, washing feet with antibacterial soap is a simple and effective solution. Also make sure that your child wears clean socks every day and alternates between several pairs of shoes.

Excessive perspiration can also cause stinky feet. To avoid this, ensure that your child's shoes fit properly and aren't too tight. You can also wash your child's shoes periodically. Using a spray deodorant or antiperspirant inside your child's shoes can also eliminate bacteria and odor.

Having children whose feet smell bad can make life unpleasant for the whole family. To learn more about how to keep your kids’ feet healthy and clean-smelling, talk to podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will care for your child’s lower extremities with an unmatched level of professional excellence.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

  • Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
  • Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

For more information about Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy, 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 care needs.

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The Top Shoes of 2013 (So Far)A study held in Luxembourg discovered that active runners who alternated their shoes were able to eliminate their chances of injury by 39%. Researchers looked at how often the subjects trained, how often they got hurt, what kinds of shoes they wore, and other factors.

Researchers rationalize that different kinds of shoes place pressure on different muscle tissues, and wearing the same shoe repeatedly can cause tissues to become too stressed. "The concomitant use of different pairs of running shoes will provide alternation in the running pattern and vary external and active forces on the lower legs during running activity,” researchers said.

Fortunately, running injuriescan be avoided. However, if you sustained a running injury, see podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care can address and treat your running injuries.

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. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.

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.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- 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

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 care needs.

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Basanta Singha Roy. File photo: Sushanta Patronibish

Basanta Kumar Singha Roy wants to scale the Neelkanth peak of the Garhwal Himalayas this month. Roy’s goalissignificant considering this climb will be his first time after going through a disaster that nearly killed him.An incident involving Roy’s oxygen tank wound up leading to hospital doctors havingto amputate several of his toes. This included a hammertoe on his right foot.

“Making a comeback was not that tough, because mountaineering has been a passion all my life and I owe it to my family because of their full support,” he said. Fortunately, Roy wants to continue his passion and will not let being a few toes short deter him.

Hammertoes hurt a whole lot. If you are contending with hammertoe, podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M.of Salama Foot Care can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Hammertoe

Hammertoe is little-known a painful condition that affects the second, third and fourth toes involving different joints of the toe and foot. Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident. If you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and healthy life.

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 care needs.

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The need to maintain good health becomes more important especially for older adults, who will often have various check-ups throughout the year. Proper foot care, however, is often neglected. Mobility issues in older adults will typically point back to foot injury, neglect, and disease; the need to monitor foot health in the elderly is therefore of great importance.

Habitually cleaning and examining the feet for any changes or irregularities is the first step the elderly can take to maintain good foot health. Using mild soaps followed with lotion keeps the skin from drying out, cracking, and itching. Ensuring that the feet are kept dry will help decrease the risk of contracting a fungal infection. Keeping the feet warm will ensure good circulation, and keeping toenails correctly trimmed can help prevent problems such as ingrown toenails and toe pain.  

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. For more information, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will assist you with all of your podiatric concerns.

The Elderly and their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away.  Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet, and can hide many life threating medical conditions.

Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.

Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:

Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe

Shoes that don’t fit properly

Pressure sores

Loss of circulation in legs & feet

Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

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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 latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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