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morton's neuromaFoot and ankle surgeons have gathered at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) in a conference on how to best treat neuromas in women. Women are reportedly more susceptible to negative foot and ankle conditions as a result of high heels and narrow footwear.

Scottsdale foot and ankle surgeon Kris DiNucci DPM states that active women who enjoy running are prone to neuromas, especially if they have flat feet or wear narrow shoes regularly. Neuromas are nerve disorders that require treatment before they worsen. A common neuroma is Morton’s Neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toe.

Morton’s neuroma can become a serious condition when left untreated. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can address and treat your symptoms.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

For more information, contact one of our offices in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, or Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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GoutProf. Lisa Stamp of New Zealand’s University of Otago held an eight-week long research that focused on gout patients and their Vitamin C intake to see if it helped treat the disease. The results concluded that Vitamin C did not help lower urate levels to a ‘clinically satisfactory degree’.

“Though Vitamin C may reduce risk of developing gout, our data does not support using Vitamin C as a therapy to lower uric acid levels in patients with established gout,” Prof. Stamp said in response to the results. While Vitamin C could still help lower the risk of developing gout, it is by no means an effective treatment for the disease.

Your feet are an important part of your body. If you believe you are suffering from gout, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.  

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off of them to recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings”, Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body.  This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever.  Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

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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