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When South Glen Falls senior Mike Higgins was just seven-years-old, he broke a few toes in his last game of the season playing football. When his toes did not heal properly, doctors discovered that the football player had Rheumatoid Arthritis. After a near-death experience in which Higgins nearly bled out from an ulcer that developed as a side effect of one of his arthritis drugs, the athlete’s teammates rallied their support. After recovering Higgins made it back to the field, using his experience as motivation. “(It’s) definitely motivation and really to other people, too, especially my own team.”

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, call Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can examine your lower extremities to help alleviate your joint pain.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in 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 cases of 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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Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants has had to combat a season full of injuries. The player suffered a broken toe during the third preseason game against the Jets, placing him on short-term injured reserve for the first ten weeks of the season. After returning to the field, Schwartz was only able to make it one more quarter before he broke his ankle, officially ending his season. At the Giants’ minicamp in June, Schwartz shared, “My toe’s fine, I haven’t really felt it all this spring. My anke’s getting there, it’s just a matter of getting the repetitive pounding on the ankle. It’s gonna take time, I’ve got a couple of weeks now, five weeks to get it right.”

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

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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Prince Harry has broken his toeEven in spite of suffering a broken toe, Prince Harry 29 scion, continues to train for a trek to the South Pole. Prince Harry is scheduled to make an impressive 208 mile journey as part of a Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.

The walk is 16 days long with temperatures plummeting as low as -31 degrees fahrenheit, as the prince will walk with veterans of the British, Commonwealth and the United States military. Palace officials have not revealed just how the prince broke his toe, but it’s clear that not even an injury can stop this royalty. The goal of this endeavor is to raise $2million for rehabilitating and re-training injured troops.

Suffering from a broken toecan be a painful injury to deal with. It is beneficial to be in the care of a doctor who can treat your condition properly. A podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care assess your injury can provide you with the best treatment options for your needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

· throbbing pain
· swelling
· bruising on the skin and toenail
· the inability to move the toe with ease.
· toe appears crooked or disfigured
· tingling or numbness in the toe
· injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

Generally, a minor toe break will heal without long-term complications, but it is important to discontinue activities that put pressure on the toe. It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

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If you have any questions, please 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 and ankle injuries.

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