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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 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Blisters   activities  

As technology and modern medicine grow and develop, so do the products on the market. Believe it or not, socks have come a long way over time due to technological advancement. There are many types of socks on the market and some boast new fiber blends to better tailor to the needs of athletes, workers, kids, and others. Here is the low down on the newest advancements in the sock field.

Wicking Fabrics

Athletes know that high intensity activities can make them sweat. This can lead to blisters on the feet due to the moisture and friction that is caused. Because of this, specially engineered polyester fibers have been created to help wick away moisture during sport activities. One such fiber is called Coolmax. It boasts fibers that have 20% more surface area than regular fibers. This allows the water to spread over a greater distance of fabric, which will in turn allow for quicker evaporation. Coolmax is just one brand. There are other brands that work similarly such as Dryfit, BiPolar, Stretch Supplex and many more.

Cold Weather Fabrics

This type of innovative fabric is for those who practice in cold weather activities. There are brands such as Thermolite. Fibers in the Thermolite brand have a hollow core and twisted surface. This makes it so that the fibers can hold in air which allows for extra insulation in the sock. This insulation traps body heat and prevents it from escaping.

Abrasion Reducing Socks

Lastly, there are also socks that help reduce the chance of getting blisters. Blisters occur due to friction and the rubbing of a sock and shoe against one another. Breeze brand socks make it so that the sock sticks better to your foot. The foot will then slide better in the shoe and cause less friction and abrasions resulting in less blisters.

As you can see, socks have come a long way from the basic cotton that we all know and use regularly. Sometimes it can be hard to decide which sock is the right fit for your needs. If you are having trouble picking out socks that are right for your specific activity, call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Foot care specialists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you find the right socks for your situation. Make an appointment online today or call 313-274-0990. Not all socks are the same, so let us show you the way.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
September 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   Blisters   ankle sprains  

When it comes to shoes, women typically have all types and styles of shoes. There is practically a shoe for every color of the rainbow and every occasion you can think of. There are flip flops, sneakers, boat shoes, clogs, flats, high heels, sandals, and so on and so forth. The amount of different types of shoes is vast and impressive. Many of these shoes are often terrible for a woman’s feet, especially high heels. They are the culprits for a lot of pain and suffering and many foot and ankle problems that podiatrists see in their office every day.

If a woman insists on wearing high heels, it is important that she consider swapping them out for part of the day. Switching to flats or sneakers to give your feet a break can make a huge difference in the overall health of the foot.

Wearing heels with different heights is also beneficial to the feet. Women can also try “walking” heels. These heels are specifically designed to blend fashion and comfort together. They offer a wider toe box and reinforced heels for stability. These heels are less likely to cause ankle sprains, bunions, and blisters. They are not perfect though. They can still contribute to foot problems in the long term.

Overall, the best shoe for a woman’s foot is a lace-up sneaker. Not only do they offer ample amounts of stability and support, but there is less danger to the foot over all. As soon as the heel of a shoe disappears, the risk of a foot or ankle injury lessens. Sneakers also have good arch support, good shock absorption and a wider toe box for optimal fit.

Do you wear high heels every day? Do you have lumps on your feet? Do they ache or burn after a long day at work? It is time to see a podiatrist at 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. We care about you, let us help.

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
May 10, 2017
Category: Foot Care

The answer to this question is simple. A doctor of Podiatry helps diagnose and treat a wide variety of foot and ankle issues. If you show any of the following problems then it is time to call the doctor! Although our feet are a big part of our overall health, many people delay seeing a podiatrist or foot specialist until it is too late. Most times it is because they don’t recognize the signs that require a closer look.

  • Blisters on any part of your feet especially if they seem to be infected or if you are diabetic.
  • Severe scaling, peeling, cracking or itching on the heel of your foot.
  • Changes in skin or nail color indicate potential problems that should be looked at as soon as possible.
  • Ongoing pain in your feet or ankle could mean a variety of things.

While those are a bit more generic, here are some more specific concerns that should send up a red flag to call the doctor.

  • If you are a diabetic who contracted Athlete’s Foot.
  • Symptoms in your feet or ankles that have not improved after two weeks of treatment.
  • Thickening toenails that have become uncomfortable.
  • Infection that has spread from one area of the foot to another, like from the nail to under the skin.
  • Tingling in the heel and persistent pain without touching or putting pressure on it.
  • Increased swelling, pain, redness, heat or tenderness.
  • Pain when you walk or perform daily activities. If your feet are causing you pain during regular activities you could have a fractured or other injury.
  • Persistent cracked or bleeding heels will become susceptible to infections.
  •  Ingrown toenails can quickly go from being a minor nuisance to an extremely painful infection.

If you tiptoe around the fact that you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles then you may end up off your feet all together. Examine your feet each day as you shower to eliminate some of the surprises that could arise. Pay attention to your feet and if you notice anything unusual 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!



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