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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
December 18, 2017
Category: Foot Facts
Tags: podiatrist   feet   condition   fungus  

Our feet are used constantly to help us move around, perform a job, and even to balance us. They are essential to our daily lives and sadly, we don’t always pay enough attention to our feet. Our feet are amazing. Sometimes we can even tell if we are suffering from a medical condition due to symptoms showing up in our feet first. One such condition that can have symptoms that originate from the feet is jaundice.

Jaundice is a medical condition in which a problem with the liver causes high levels of bilirubin, resulting in yellowing of the skin, eyes, mouth and nails. The bilirubin does not get processed properly in the body and as a result manifests in the skin. It is usually a sign that the liver is beginning to shut down. It is also a symptom of other serious diseases and should not be treated lightly.

In some cases, children are born with jaundice. This is not usually something to panic over, as it is very treatable in young children. Some children have slight symptoms and can go home. Other children have more severe symptoms and must be put under specialized lights to help them deal with the excess bilirubin and to heal and get better. The feet can turn yellow as well as the rest of the skin on the body.

Yellowing of the skin is the classic feature of jaundice. Yellow toenails are often seen with jaundice as well. Usually they come as a pair but sometimes they are separate. Yellow toenails can also be mistaken as fungus. In order to be sure, it is important to seek the help of a trained podiatrist.

Since normally yellow toenails would not be the only symptom, if you have no other issues, you are unlikely to be suffering from jaundice. However, if you have noticed a yellow/green tinge to your skin or in the white your eyes, or have noticed your urine is darker or your feces lighter than usual, you should consult your doctor.

Prognosis

Jaundice is a very treatable disorder if it is dealt with right away. If you see any signs of yellowing of your feet or your toenails, it is important to contact a podiatrist right away so that they can determine the true cause and prescribe you a treatment as fast as possible.

Have yellow feet but no podiatrist to help? Don’t worry, just call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help diagnose your foot condition and get you on the road to recovery. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online to help. Do not wait until it is too late.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
December 13, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

People who live with plantar fascia problems know all about chronic pain. When the plantar fascia is overused, it can cause tears along the sole of the foot where the plantar fascia is. Many people who suffer from this type of injury go through many types of treatments to help alleviate the pain. Some people change shoes, use a cast, take over the counter pain medication or employ custom orthotics to help their plantar fascia injury. Even these conventional options do not always work. However, there is an alternative option for those who suffer from plantar fascia pain and that is known as shockwave therapy.

Extracorporeal shock wave treatment is an outpatient procedure. A medical device uses shock waves to help relieve the chronic pain that is felt in the foot. The podiatrist will take a dome that is filled with water and place it against the heel so that shock waves pass through it. These shockwaves help to increase the blood flow in the heel and the foot and help trigger the healing process. This in turn allows for the inflammation and pain to subside.

The FDA approves a large variety of devices for his type of procedure. Some include OssaTron, The Epos Ultra and The Orbasone Pain Relief System. There are also FDA approved devices but a podiatrist will choose the one that they like best. All machines meet basic standards.

People who have bleeding disorders, who take blood-thinning medication, or who are pregnant should not undergo shockwave therapy. Complications can occur and include mild neurological symptoms and tears in the tissue of the bottom of the foot.

Are you suffering from plantar fascia pain? Looking for an alternative from the basic means of treatment? There are many options out there and shockwave therapy may be the one for you. Call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama today! Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Trenton, Michigan have many years of experience with shockwave therapy and its effects on the foot. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. We care about the best treatment for your feet.


By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
December 06, 2017
Tags: footwear   injury   soles  

Getting hurt at work is never an enjoyable circumstance. Sometimes an injury can be minor and other times it can be very severe. One of the most common type of workplace injuries that can affect our feet and ankles occur from falls at the workplace. Sometimes these falls are not that simple. There are many different ways the body and feet and ankles can experience a fall and each has their own associated risks.

The two main types of falls are same level falls and elevated falls. Same level falls are more common and usually have a lower level severity in injury. Elevated falls happen less frequently but have more serious injuries associated with them.

Within the realm of the two major types of falls there are three main subcategories of falls. Each possesses characteristics that make them unique.

Slip and Fall

Slips are usually caused by a slippery surface and are made worse due to the wrong footwear. When walking normally two types of slips can occur. The first is when the heel of the forward foot connects with the surface one is walking on. The front of the foot slips forward and the person falls backwards.

The second type of slip when walking normal is when the rear of the foot slips backwards. The force moves from the rear foot sole to the front sole and causes the slip.

In order to avoid these types of slips and falls, one must have plenty of traction. A snow boot with anti slip soles is ideal for providing enough traction to prevent this type of slip and fall and also helps prevent further foot and ankle injuries.

Trip and Fall

Trips happen when the front of the foot strikes an object and is suddenly stopped. The body is thrown forward and falls due to the sudden force. Even the smallest difference of rise can make a person trip and fall.

Step and Fall

This occurs when the front foot lands on a surface lower than expected. An example of this is stepping off a curb you didn’t know was there while walking in the dark.

Making sure to wear the right shoes and keep up with regular maintenance of a building is important to help prevent these types of falls. Suffering from a fall injury? Do not hesitate, call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama today! Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Trenton, Michigan have many years of experience with congenital disorders of all types. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.




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