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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 23, 2017

When it comes to diabetes and your feet the best defense against the problem is being well informed. Education is an important part of making good decisions regarding your health. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama understand the importance of diabetic foot care so much that they are willing to make house calls.

How will diabetes affects my feet?

  • Cause nerve damage to your feet
  • Loss of feeling in your feet
  • Cuts and sores can become infected
  • Lowers the amount of blood flow in your feet
  • Bad infections can take too long to heal
  • Gangrene and foot ulcers can develop
  • Amputation in some cases to avoid severe infection from spreading
  • Bones can shift or break, which can cause “rocker bottom”
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What can I do to keep my feet healthy?

  • Work with your podiatrist to make a self - care plan for your diabetes
  • Check your feet daily
  • Wash feet daily and trim your nails straight across
  • Wear shoes and socks regularly
  • Keep the blood flowing in your feet
  • Get your feet checked at every health care visit
  • Check between your toes for abnormalities

What happens to your feet when you have diabetes?

Too much glucose (sugar) in your blood can cause nerve damage and poor blood flow which eventually leads to severe foot problems. Prompt attention to any infection or sore on your feet or toes can prevent gangrene.

Why does diabetes lead to amputation?

Numbness in the feet due to diabetic nerve damage can make people less aware of injury or foot ulcers because they simply can’t feel the pain or discomfort. Therefore, serious infection can go unnoticed for too long and the damage cannot be reversed.

If you or a family member has any signs of diabetic related foot symptoms, please reach out to any of our  four locations in Michigan without delay or request an appointment.  Diabetes can be a very serious disease and requires special attention. Take care of it before it decides to not take care of you!


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 16, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   pumice stone   corn starch  

Corns are caused by repeated friction and pressure and can usually be treated with some simple remedies at home. But before you buy the ingredients to treat your corns you should understand that there are a few different types and it may be wise to contact Dr. Mayer Salama’s office first to see which remedy will work best for you.

Here are the three most common types:

  • Hard Corn ~ small area of thickened, dead skin
  • Soft Corn ~ small area of thinner skin usually between the 4th and 5th toe
  • Seed Corn ~ tiny and tender callous on a weight bearing area of the foot, like the bottom

Seven remedies you can try on your own:

  1. Pumice Stone ~ after soaking the foot to soften the skin use light pressure and rub a wet pumice stone across the corn. Repeat until it becomes smooth.
  2. Cornstarch ~ sorry, no magic in the name ~ simply sprinkle in the area to eliminate moisture which keeps toes dry (depends on type)
  3. Baking Soda ~ add to hot water and soak ~ the solution should remove the dead skin and hopefully take the corn with it.
  4. Vinegar ~ soak a cotton ball with vinegar and attach it to the area overnight. The following morning use the pumice stone to rub it off.
  5. Separate Toes ~ use cotton or lamb’s wool in between the toes to relieve the corns
  6. Pineapple ~ pineapple verses corn ~ there are enzymes in the rind that help to soften them. Simply attach a piece overnight to the area. Repeat for three nights and it should go away on its own.
  7. Moisturize ~ apply to the area to keep skin soft for 3 to 4 days

Keep in mind that these remedies may not be reliable or guaranteed to work. Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama have four conveniently located offices in Dearborn, Trenton, Clarkston and Farmington Hills, Michigan and specialize in corn treatment and removal. If you have diabetes or if your corn becomes extremely painful and appears infected do not hesitate to call 313-274-0990 and make an immediate appointment !


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 10, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: plantar warts   Flip Flops   contagious  

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is not the friendliest conversation to have in the locker room at your local gym among your work out pals. But don’t get too nervous since we are not talking about the sexually transmitted strain.  The truth of the matter is that the gym is the most commonly known place where you can contract this strain of HPV that attacks the soles of your feet.

Here are a few simple facts that you may not have known about plantar warts:

  • Typically appears on the soles of your feet
  • A viral infection that is contagious
  • They spread easily and need to be stopped

By now most of us have made a good habit of bringing flip flops with us when we know we are going to use a public shower at the gym or even at a hotel or resort. Perhaps we didn’t really know why we needed to wear them other than to keep our feet germ free.  Not the case, the strain does not discriminate and can latch on to anyone.

Symptoms that you may have plantar warts:

  • Small rough growth appears on the bottom of your foot
  • Black pin points ~ called wart seeds which are tiny clotted blood vessels
  • Pain or discomfort to the bottom of your feet while standing or walking
  • Hard thickened skin where the wart has grown inward

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama understand how plantar warts can make you feel both physically and socially uncomfortable.  If the warts do not go away on their own schedule an appointment at one of their four conveniently located offices in Trenton, Clarksville, Dearborn and Farmington Hills Michigan. Put your feet in their hands and call now.




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Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

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