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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
October 19, 2017
Category: Foot Care

Living with chronic pain in your feet can be detrimental to your health and quality of daily life. After all, we use our feet constantly throughout our day. We use them to walk, climb, stand, and sit down. Without them we would not be able to stay mobile and keep up with society. Unfortunately, some people suffer from chronic pain due to certain types of life altering conditions.

People who live with neuromas or certain types of plantar fasciitis know that living a normal daily life can be a challenge. They often suffer from severe pain and can have difficulty being mobile. These patients typically try many different courses of treatment, such as over the counter pain medication and orthotics. Sometimes these methods do not work and they are left with pain and suffering. Some of these patients then turn to cryotherapy for help.

Cryotherapy is a state of the art therapy for nerve pain relief. It can help treat patients who suffer from neuromas, fibromas, and some types of plantar fasciitis.

How does it work?

Cryotherapy is the process of freezing of nerves. When a nerve is frozen, it stifles the transmission signals that the nerve usually receives to indicate pain, thus reducing pain. The treatment is guided via ultrasound and is done under local anesthesia. This procedure can be done in office during a regular appointment. Most patients respond well to the treatment.

If a patient does not respond well to a treatment, there is no need for panic. The nerve can still be removed with a surgical procedure. Before resorting to this procedure, podiatrists will first try to treat a patient using other options such as injections, physical therapy and insoles. This type of procedure is used as a last resort but prior to a surgical remedy.

Do you have chronic pain due to a neuroma? Does your heel area experience a lot extra pain? Cryotherapy could help you live a pain free lifestyle. Call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Michigan, Farmington Hills, Michigan, Clarkston, Michigan, and Trenton, Michigan. There, foot care specialists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you decide if cryotherapy is the right course of action for you. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online. Allow our caring and compassionate team help you make a decision of a lifetime. 

 

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
August 24, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Your feet are in constant chronic pain. You have tried medication, shots, physical therapy, acupuncture and all kinds of different methods to try to keep the pain down. Nothing you have done is working and you are getting desperate. You don’t want to live with the pain and you want peace again. Fortunately you don’t have to lose hope! Radial shockwave therapy may be the right choice for you.

Shockwave therapy is a good alternative if you have tried every other option for pain management. This treatment treats the bones in the body and gets to the core of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. It loosens any calcium deposits that have built up on the bones and tendons to help the body stimulate the healing process. 

How does it work?

A physiotherapist will use a shockwave applicator to the injured and pained area. Within 24 hours you should notice reduced pain. It usually takes 5 total treatments done every other week in order for the therapy to be effective. Many patients feel some sort of result immediately after their first therapy and many feel the effects long after.

What issues can this be used for?

Has evidence proves this even works?

The 2005 Journal of Orthopedic Research indicated that there was a 90% success rate for patients that suffered from plantar fasciitis. 

What are the side effects of this treatment?

There are minimal side effects that have been reported. In rare cases, soreness and bruising can occur.

Does the therapy hurt?

No, but if you do bruise from the therapy, it may cause a little pain.

Does insurance cover this therapy?

No.

If you are suffering from pain from heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, fractures and have explored every other avenue, then give Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan, a call at 313-274-0990. You can also request an appointment online today. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you decide whether or not radial shockwave therapy is right for you.  

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
July 20, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

After a few drinks and some motivation from your friends, you decided that it would be a great idea to go out onto the dance floor and show them all of the moves you had kept locked away for the past three years. Everything went well, until you woke up the next morning with your foot so sore that you couldn’t even dream of walking on it. What is that pain? Did you break your foot somehow? Sprain it? Or could it be plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tough tissue on the bottom of the foot. Typically, it occurs along the plantar fascia, which extends from the heel all the way down and attaches to the toes. Essentially, it makes up the majority of the bottom of your foot. This condition not only causes pain in this area, but it can also cause heel spurs.

Pain from plantar fasciitis is usually at its worst in the morning and eases up by the end of the day. That is why it is common for people to wake up with the pain seemingly out of nowhere. 

One of the major causes of plantar fasciitis  is continuous, repetitive stress to the foot. This means that all of that stomping from dancing to Cotton Eye Joe only made things much worse, and likely caused the pain to begin. Another cause is poorly fitting shoes. If your shoes do not fit and have no arch support, you can also find yourself facing the pain of plantar fasciitis.

Treatment

For mild cases of plantar fasciitis, rest, stretches, and over the counter pain medication can ease pain and allow for the arch to heal over time. If pain persists or worsens, you should call a podiatrist right away. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan can address all of your podiatry related questions and problems. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will examine, diagnose and treat your ailment according to each patient’s individual needs. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. “We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you/they face.”

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
April 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care

The Challenge

The challenge of tennis can be stressful on your feet. Its quick jolts from side to side and repeated lateral motions on the court’s surface can cause common tennis injuries quicker than the moves you make to hit that little fuzzy ball. Those injuries can include sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and tennis toe.

The Prevention

The most effective way to prevent foot injuries from a good game of tennis is to condition yourself to the sport. Body strength, flexible muscles, hydration, and of course as in any sport, the right shoe! The right shoe with all the right moves equals a win on the course even if you lose the game.

The Technique

If you balance your upper body weight by bending your knees and raising your heels instead of putting it all into your back, you will likely prevent most injuries. However, when landing right after a hard jump it is wise to avoid landing on the ball of your foot as there is little to no balance with that move. That will most definitely help prevent an ankle sprain. While focusing on the ball it may be hard to focus on technique but this little tip could save you big pain.

The Shoe

Let’s talk about tennis shoes, they have become quite “a style” in the general fashion world but are they really “tennis shoes”? They need lots of cushioning and shock absorption along with a reinforced toe and wiggle room in the toe box. Padding at the ball of the foot, supportive sides and of course a low heel. As if you would try to play in stilettos!?

The Break

You need to practice increasing your game but you also need to rest your bones to avoid injury. If you follow these pieces of advice from our expert team you will very likely improve your game and keep your health intact!

If you have injured your ankle or feet while playing tennis or any other sport this Spring, let Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama take care of the problem before it takes you out for the entire year. We can be reached for an appointment by calling 313-274-0990. Our four conveniently located offices are in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton Michigan. We even make house calls if you can’t make it in the office to see us, call 248-474-0040.



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