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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 24, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Your feet are in constant chronic pain. You have tried medication, shots, physical therapy, acupuncture and all kinds of different methods to try to keep the pain down. Nothing you have done is working and you are getting desperate. You don’t want to live with the pain and you want peace again. Fortunately you don’t have to lose hope! Radial shockwave therapy may be the right choice for you.

Shockwave therapy is a good alternative if you have tried every other option for pain management. This treatment treats the bones in the body and gets to the core of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. It loosens any calcium deposits that have built up on the bones and tendons to help the body stimulate the healing process. 

How does it work?

A physiotherapist will use a shockwave applicator to the injured and pained area. Within 24 hours you should notice reduced pain. It usually takes 5 total treatments done every other week in order for the therapy to be effective. Many patients feel some sort of result immediately after their first therapy and many feel the effects long after.

What issues can this be used for?

Has evidence proves this even works?

The 2005 Journal of Orthopedic Research indicated that there was a 90% success rate for patients that suffered from plantar fasciitis. 

What are the side effects of this treatment?

There are minimal side effects that have been reported. In rare cases, soreness and bruising can occur.

Does the therapy hurt?

No, but if you do bruise from the therapy, it may cause a little pain.

Does insurance cover this therapy?

No.

If you are suffering from pain from heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, fractures and have explored every other avenue, then give Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan, a call at 313-274-0990. You can also request an appointment online today. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you decide whether or not radial shockwave therapy is right for you.  


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 17, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   Heel Pain   Bunions   Blisters   arch support  

At Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan we make custom orthotics for your feet. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama work closely with patients to get the right orthotic device for their individual needs.

Orthotics are a medical device designed to be worn inside a shoe. They typically control abnormal foot functions and movements. They also help to alleviate foot pain and discomfort. Orthotics have the potential to help impaired feet stay mobile and improve multiple symptoms for disorders such as heel spurs, bunions, blisters, and more.

What are they made of?

Plastics and carbon-fiber composites are what make orthotics. They are firm devices that do not flex easily. After a podiatrist takes a molding of the patient’s foot, the mold is used to craft the orthotic device. After the custom orthotic is made, the podiatrist helps the patient try it on and adjusts it so that it fits properly. Once the orthotic is adjusted, the patient is able to use it on a daily basis. These devices are typically comfortable and do not cause additional pain and suffering. Orthotics are meant to be placed inside your shoe

How long does an Orthotic last?

An orthotic can last for many years.  They are made out of medical grade materials that last with normal wear and tear. If the orthotic has special pieces, also known as additions or extensions, then the patient who has the orthotic will need to replace these extra pieces regularly.

If you have a sensitive foot and are unable to tolerate rigid materials, there are other options you can use instead. Some orthotics can be made using soft, breathable materials that are gentler on the foot and ankle. Ask a podiatrist about these softer alternatives.

Over the Counter Orthotics

Beware of over the counter “orthotics” such as arch support inserts. These devices are mass produced and not tailored to individual needs. People who do not have the proper training can cause worse pain and suffering with a poorly composed orthotic.

If you are interested in obtaining an orthotic custom fit for your foot, do not delay, call our office today! Our number is 313-274-0990. You can also make an appointment online.

 

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 09, 2017
Category: Foot Care

Choosing A Podiatrist

There are all kinds of specialists in the medical field. The heart, stomach, head, hands, and even feet all have their own specialist. These specialists only treat cases for certain parts of the body and make it their mission to know everything and anything about that body part. These specialists are very important to our everyday health and care. A podiatrist is one such specialist.

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a medical professional who studies, treats, and specializes in the area of the foot and ankle. They treat disorders such as bunions and heel spurs, recommend therapies, and consult with other physicians on a case by case basis. Some of these podiatrists even teach about the foot and the ankle. In order to become a podiatrist, the doctor must get a DPM, or Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. There are only a small number of schools in the United States that offer this course of study.

Why Choose a podiatrist?

Podiatrists have the most knowledge about feet and ankles. This is their only area of focus. They treat the foot and ankle every single day and have seen all types of ailments, deformities, and disease that involve the feet and ankles. Think about it, would you hire a painter to work on your plumbing? Probably not. A painter specializes in painting and a plumber specializes in plumbing, it is their niche. This same logic applies to a podiatrist.

Do I need to see a podiatrist?

If you notice something has gone awry with your foot or are experiencing pain in that area you will probably call your primary care physician first. After visiting your primary care doctor, he or she will refer you to an office of podiatry such as Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. There, Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will examine, diagnose, and treat your foot problems.  Another reason you might visit a podiatrist is if you have a hammertoe, ingrown toenails, foot ulcer, or other foot problem. Sometimes a referral is not needed and you can make an appointment online to see a podiatrist right away.

How do I find a podiatrist?

  • Referral – Your doctor can give you a referral to a podiatrist in your local area.

  • Insurance – You can call your insurance provider who can provide you with a list of all covered podiatrists in your local area.

  • Google – Google can bring up a list of podiatrists in northeast and northwest Houston and localize your search.

    Call us! – You can call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama to make an appointment today. Our number is 248-474-0040.

If you suspect you have a foot or ankle problem, do not delay, call our offices today! If you wait to treat your foot or ankle the problem can become more severe. Our offices are conveniently located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan.


August 01, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Many people are born with two legs, two ankles, and two feet. These parts of the body help us walk and get mobile every day. We rely on them heavily and use them constantly.  Not every foot and ankle is the same though. Feet and ankles come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes the foot and ankle even comes pronated.

Pronated feet are feet that are rotated or turned away from the body. Typical feet are mostly in line with the center of the body. They do not turn inwards or outwards. They align straight and are parallel. People with pronated feet do not have such alignment.

Signs:

  • The forefoot is shifted outward from the heel.
  • The ankle is bulging on the inside.
  • The heel is turned away from the center of the body.
  • The patient’s les are turned inward or are bowed.

Sometimes people with pronated feet also lack a plantar’s arch. This condition is commonly known as flat feet or pancake feet. Other times, however, those with pronated feet do not suffer from a lack of arch. Each person and circumstance is different as is every set of feet in the world. In all cases, if the feet are severely pronated, it can cause negative long-term health issues.

What are the long-term effects?

Those who suffer from severely pronated feet tend to have other pains and problems in their bodies. The pelvis, feet, ankles, and back are all directly affected. Pronation causes these body parts to misalign which can lead to pain, strain, and lead to abnormal gait, motion, and tired feet.

Other long-term effects from pronated feet are heel spurs, bunions, shin splints, Morton Neuroma and deformity.

Pronated feet are considered a serious deformity that should be treated by a podiatrist immediately. Once seen by a podiatrist the patient can select different treatment options that may be right for them. Some treatments for pronated feet include but are not limited to:

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton Michigan could be the right podiatry office for you. There you will meet Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama. They will examine, diagnose and treat you in a professional and educational manner. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. We want you to have the best foot care possible.

 




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