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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
January 03, 2018
Tags: Bunions   Blisters   Arthritis   Injuries   Diabetic Feet   sprains   spurs   tarsals  

Podiatrists everywhere deal with ankles and feet every day. They treat blisters, corns, bunions, spurs, arthritis, diabetic feet and many other conditions of the feet and the ankles. At Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan, we have seen just about everything when it comes to feet. One of the most common questions we receive is, what is an ankle made up of and why is it so important?

Although podiatry is not exclusively focused on the ankle and its injuries, many podiatrists like Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama and their staff treat the ankle too. After all, the ankle is connected to the foot bone and plays a large role in our ability to stay mobile, balance, and our overall foot health.

There are seven bones that make up the ankle. One type is called the tarsals. They make up the composition of the ankle. These bones are held together by muscles and ligaments, which are often susceptible to sprains, tears, and other injuries related to overuse, trauma, or normal wear and tear.

The muscles and ligaments connect the ankle bones to the foot. The ankle also connects the foot to the lower leg bones known as the tibia and fibula. The ankle acts as a connection or joint from the foot to the leg and allows us to move around. It helps our foot have a full range of motion and allow us to walk.

The ankle is also known to help keep you stay balanced. Due to the joint, muscles, and ligaments, the ankle is flexible enough to move back and forth as you walk. It also provides flexibility and shock absorption when you run or partake in other activities.

Without the flexibility of the ankle, your entire body will start to feel negative effects of physical exertion. Due to the connective nature of the ankle, you could see problems in your feet, your legs, knees, hips, and spine. Your ankles help balance your body as a whole.

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama know just how important your ankles are and how they can affect your body as a whole. Want to talk anatomy? Think you might have a sprained ankle or arthritic pain? Call 313-274-0990 and appointment online today. We strive to get you fit and on your feet.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
October 04, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics   Diabetes   Arthritis  

When we are born we are given our feet. As we grow and mature, our feet grow with us. They are with us for our first steps, our first fall, our walk down the aisle and so much more. Our feet take us on journeys, to work, to school and just about everywhere else. They are so important to us and we often do not appreciate them enough. As we age, our feet start to wear down from all of their use. The average life expectancy of an American has increased by 30 years. This means that we have 30 more years to use our feet.

The body’s “mirror of health” is its feet. Why is this? Well that is because podiatrists are usually the first ones to see signs and symptoms of oncoming diseases and conditions. Diabetes, arthritis, and vascular diseases can all be found in the feet first. Some of the most common signs of these disorders are brittle nails, dry skin, and tingling in the feet. If you experience any of these symptoms in your feet, it is important to see a podiatrist right away. Once examined, you can prevent a minor problem from becoming a severe issue.

With the right foot care, many of your foot and ankle problems can be prevented. Foot pain is not just a part of growing older, and you should not live your life thinking that it is. More than 300 foot and ankle ailments can be prevented just by visiting a podiatrist twice a year. These examinations are very important. A podiatrist will help you find the right fit for your shoe, teach you different exercise options to keep your feet in optimal health, and can also prescribe custom orthotics to insert into your shoes to help aid in reducing pain and other foot and ankle conditions.

Walking is also key for the aging foot. If we do not walk our feet and our bodies will not be healthy. Over time the feet will deteriorate and weaken. Sores and structural issues can occur. Avoid these severe health issues by making time to walk for at least 30 minutes a day.

Are your aging feet achy? Are they sore in the shoes they are in? Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan will provide you with quality and compassionate foot care. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

Known as a painful condition that results when the body’s immune system attacks its own joints, rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanent damage if left untreated. As rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, prevention is key to ensuring that symptoms do not progress. Proper health care is vital in prevention, as well as avoiding or quitting smoking and exercise. Smoking can greatly increase the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, while exercise can help maintain mobility and function of the joints.

Understanding where RA starts will help treat and prevent the condition. If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, contact Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will do everything possible to treat your condition.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Severe pain and immobility are caused by an inflammation of the lining of your joints, and in worse cases the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone can occur.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, many cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain will often initially present in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot.

Symptoms

  • Swelling and pain in the feet
  • Stiffness in the feet
  • Pain on the ball or sole of the feet
  • Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor may ask you about your medical history and lifestyle to help determine possible causes of your RA.

Treatment

Unfortunately, there is no cure for RA, so treatment options are designed to specifically target the symptoms of it, most notably the pain it causes. Two types of anti-inflammatory drugs – non-steroidal or NSAIDs and corticosteroids – may be prescribed by your doctor. In some severe cases where the joints are too badly damaged, surgery may be an option. As always, speak with your podiatrist to help determine the appropriate treatment options available to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to 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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Arthritis can lead to pain and inflammation if symptoms continue to persist. Occurring commonly in the small joints of our bodies, arthritis can become debilitating and restrict our everyday movements. Different treatment options can include using a cold press to reduce inflammation on your joints or using heat therapy to alleviate pain. It is recommended to see a podiatrist first to diagnose your condition. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which can affect small joints in your body.

The feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body. If you are struggling with arthritis in your feet or ankles, visit Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salamawill assess your injury and provide you with quality treatment.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, including your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In certain forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes pain, swelling, and joint stiffness in the feet. Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis, but there are many natural remedies available to ease or reduce the symptoms. Tai Chi and meditation can help reduce stress which can then aid in reducing arthritic flare ups. The two activities can also help individuals with the disorder how to manage the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil and peppermint oil can be used to sooth and heal the joints. Going outside in sunlight for fifteen minutes a day or taking a Vitamin D supplement has been known to reduce chronic bone pain caused by arthritis. Turmeric, ginger, and pineapples can be used to reduce the swelling of the joints. Chronic flare up sufferers should avoid consuming fried foods, alcohol, and heavily processed foods since they contain chemicals that can create inflammation.

Characterized by stiffness and lack of mobility, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a painful condition that needs medical attention.  For treatment options, see Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can take care of any foot conditions and determine a treatment plan that is right for you.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occur, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet

- Stiffness in the feet

- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

- Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition. Rheumatoid Factor tests help to determine if someone is affected by the disease.

For more information about rheumatoid arthritis please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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