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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 29, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

At Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama in Dearborn MI, Farmington Hills MI , Clarkston MI, Trenton MI, Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama know that there are two types of burning feet. The first type, are feet that feel like they are burning but aren’t physically hot. The second type, are feet that burn and are hotter in temperature.

If your blood flow is increased, your feet will be hotter. Alcohol, vascular diseases, exercise, infection, and inflammation can all cause a temperature increase in the feet. Due to these various factors, it can sometimes be hard to diagnosis the exact cause of burning feet without further testing.

Clothing can also cause burning feet. Clothes insulate the feet and prevent heat from escaping. Socks, shoes, nylons and tights can all cause an increase in foot temperature and cause a burning sensation. While it isn’t completely abnormal to feel a burning in your feet, it is still important that at the first signs of burning, you seek the help of a podiatrist.

Diseases and disorders like alcohol abuse, diabetes and nutritional deficiencies can damage nerves in the feet. These damaged nerves will cause the feet to feel as if they are on fire. Other nerve injuries or trauma to the feet is can have the same effect. If the burning in your feet is due to nerve damage it can sometimes be reversed. If your podiatrist determines that your burning feet are caused by another illness not within the scope of their practice, they can refer you to a specialist.

Unfortunately, not all reasons for burning feet are known. Some cases are not even reversible, just manageable. If you have burning feet it is important that you call your podiatrist right away. If you do not have a podiatrist, consider calling Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. They are highly trained professionals who have many years of experience treating all kinds of foot and ankle ailments. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online. We look forward to speaking with you and finding a solution to your fiery feet.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 22, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   podiatrist   foot exam  

Here at Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama in Dearborn MI, Farmington Hills MI, Clarkston MI, and Trenton MI, Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are highly trained professionals that can do the following:

  1. Examine, diagnose, and treat patients with a multitude of diseases, disorders and injuries.
  2. Prescribe medicine to treat various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  3. Talk to patients to learn more about their history so that they can build a file regarding their case history to help determine previous illness, complaints and points to investigate further.
  4. Look at a patient’s shoes to determine whether or not they fit properly, and advise them on the proper fit of a shoe.
  5. Physically examine the patient’s feet and ankle tissue, bones, and muscles.
  6. Arrange for follow up and lab testing based off of any findings that were made in the office.
  7. Gives referrals with other specialists for further diagnosis or treatment of an existing or preexisting condition that is not in the podiatrist’s scope. 
  8. Treats lesions, infections and diseases effecting the feet and the ankles.
  9. Preforms surgical procedures on patients that have a need for feet and ankle surgery. If a surgeon is not available, then a referral is given to the patient so that all proper surgical procedures can be carried out in a timely manner.
  10. Prescribes and supervises creation of orthotic foot devices.
  11. Fabricates individual footwear to meet patient’s needs.
  12. Puts orthotic or appliance and footwear on the patient properly and then teaches them how to do the same on their own.
  13. Consults with surgeons to establish a proper treatment plan for each individual patient.
  14. Reviews patient’s progress and records medical history as it arises.
  15. Advises over the counter options for each patient on a case by case basis.

The staff at Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are standing by to assist you with any and all concerns regarding the care and treatment of your feet and ankles. If you have a concern and wish to speak to a highly trained podiatrist, do not hesitate, call our office today at 313-274-0990. Alternatively, you can make an appointment online. We strive to make sure you are an informed patient and feel confident with any decision you make regarding your health and your feet.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 15, 2017

Most people associate shin splints with sore shins after a long walk or run. In reality, it is a phrase that covers many different foot and ankle problems, as well as the more common shin pain it is known for. Shin splints are typically due to the overuse of the muscles and tendons. Tendons attach the muscles to the bones which allows us to use biomechanics. Without biomechanics, the human body would not be able to move around.

One of the most well-known tendons in our body is the Achilles Tendon. It is located at the back of the ankle. Achilles Tendonitis falls under the category of shin splints. This is because this disorder is from the overuse of the tendon, which causes inflammation and pain. A lot of jumping will also cause this disorder.

Prevention

You can save yourself a lot of grief and pain from shin splints if you follow some basic guidelines. At the offices of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn MI, Farmington Hills MI, Clarkston MI, Trenton MI, they recommend three basic preventative measures.

Shoes

The right shoes can make all the difference for any kind of shin split or ailment caused to the feet and ankles. If you are a runner and use your shoes all the time, it is often best to buy multiple pairs. Shoes that receive a high amount of stress wear down faster and lose the ability to support your feet, ankles and shins. This will lead to painful disorders and require a trip to the podiatrist.

Stretches

Stretching before and after physical activities can help prevent shin splints. The use of heel stretches and toe stretches make the biggest difference of all. Mayer Salama, DPM and Dr. Salama welcome you to make an appointment or call 313-274-0990 to set up an appointment to assist you in learning the appropriate stretches.

Rest

Rest is not only great at helping the prevention of shin splints, it also helps them heal. After a hard workout, your body needs time to repair any damage or stress that it has taken from the activity it recently participated in. Without rest, the body is not able to hone in on weakening or stressed areas to alleviate tension. Without relief, and with repetitive overuse, the body will eventually break down. Be sure to rest appropriate so that your body can heal itself, and prevent shin splints.

If you are concerned that you may have shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other foot or ankle related ailments, please contact us right away so that we can assist you in diagnosing, treating, and preventing any further pain or disorders.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 06, 2017

Golf can be a very relaxing pastime straight thru Summer and into Fall. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama specializes in foot and ankle care and wants to see you have a good long season without injuries. Getting your swing just right and placing your feet safely in the right position requires some focus to have a better game and fewer injuries. The right shoes are a big factor. The style can be up to you but the fit should be recommended from the pros. For example; lightweight, well cushioned, made from breathable material, water resistant and comfortable.

Although golf can be relaxing it can also be challenging when the competitive bug bites you and your focus shifts to a hard game. Here are some injuries that can result from playing hard without paying attention to some of the details.

  • Sprained ankle ~ it is possible to roll your ankle during a swing especially on uneven ground. Or simply stepping into a hole.
  • Lateral ankle pain ~ as the weight shifts from your back foot to the forefoot, you may experience pain in the front foot. More so if the swing is intense.
  • Big toe injury ~ on the follow through of the swing the back heel goes off the ground which puts pressure on the toes, especially the big toe. This can cause tissue under the big toe to become damaged over time.
  • Extensor tendinitis ~ believe it or not, this is a result of driving the golf cart and is typically an issue after playing rounds on hilly courses and using the parking break excessively. It can also be referred to as “golf cart tendinitis” and causes irritation of the tendons in the foot. Try trading off with your partner
  • Intermetatarsal neuroma ~ happens on the foot with the least pressure put on it during the swing. Repetitive weight on the nerve between the metatarsals. Symptoms such as burning, numbness and shooting pain can be a big part of the condition. Avoiding this can be as simple as adjusting your swing or in some cases can be fixed with orthotics.

If you are golfing in pain call  Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama at 313-274-0990 and schedule an appointment. We have four locations in Michigan; Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton plus house calls!


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 01, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Athlete’s foot is an itchy rash on your feet that is the most common fungal infection among athlete’s. It is caused by a fungus that grows on the top layer of your skin and thrives in wet, warm places like in between your toes. It spreads easily and is very contagious and is most likely contracted by walking barefoot on a contaminated floor near swimming pools or locker rooms.

If you believe you may have one of these types call Dr. Mayer Salama or Dr. Daniel Salama for a consultation visit.

Here are the 3 types of athlete’s foot and their symptoms;

Toe web infection – occurs between the fourth and fifth toes. The skin will typically peel and crack, ultimately breaking down.

Moccasin infection – will start with soreness on the foot and the skin on the bottom of the foot will become thick and crack. Some cases the toenail can get infected and perhaps fall off. This will need a different treatment.

Vesicular infection – arises with an abrupt outbreak of pus filled blisters under the skin and can appear anywhere on the foot. A bacterial infection can also be contracted with this type.

How to avoid Athlete’s foot;

  • Dry the areas between your toes after showering or swimming
  • Wear cotton socks that absorb perspiration
  • Keep your feet dry and clean always
  • Use talcum or antifungal powder on your feet to help with moisture
  • Let your shoes air out for 24 hours before you use them again
  • Wear shoes made of material that will allow your feet to breathe
  • Don’t go barefoot in public spaces

How to help the itching:

  • Use baking soda and water paste between your toes or on your feet – rinse thoroughly and dry your feet
  • Dust cornstarch or powder in itchy areas
  • Steep five tea bags in a liter of boiling water, let cool to a warm temperature, soak your feet for 30 minutes
  • Apply an antifungal over the counter medication

Athlete’s foot isn’t a serious condition but can be hard to cure. More importantly If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system and believe that you have athlete’s foot call 313-274-0990 to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan. 




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