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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
November 21, 2017
Category: Foot Care

As an avid worker you are on your feet all the time. Even the most sedentary jobs require that we use our feet to get around in the interim. The use of our feet at the workplace creates lasting wear and tear, which can cause larger problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, and other pain. Although most of us have to work, we do not have to suffer from painful feet. Instead, we can be proactive and care for them even while at the workplace.

One of the most important steps you can take for caring for your working feet is to be sure to wash them every day. Washing and drying them thoroughly can help prevent warts, athlete’s foot and other conditions.

Working feet should also have regular toenail maintenance. When cutting your toenails, be sure to cut the nail straight across. Cutting the nail at an angle or in a curved shape could cause ingrown toenails.

Also, be sure to change your socks daily. If you are working in a job that makes your feet very sweaty or wet, it is also important to change your socks during the work day. This will make it so you can prevent athlete’s feet, chilblains, or smelly feet.

Have sweaty feet at work? There are tips for that too!

  • When selecting a pair of shoes for work, try picking shoes that are made from leather or canvas. These shoes are better at preventing and wicking away moisture. Synthetic materials tend to trap moisture in the shoes and your feet.
  • Switch your shoes during work. Make sure to bring a spare pair with you, and when your feet start to get very moist, swap them, along with your socks, for a new fresh pair.
  • Use foot powder. Foot powder helps to absorb excess moisture and can help prevent smelly feet, calluses, corns, and even athlete’s feet.

Are you still having problems even with these foot care tips and tricks? Do your feet ache, smell, or seem out of shape? It is time to see a podiatrist from Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Podiatrists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you learn the best way to protect your working feet. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online to help. Your feet are our work.

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
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.



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