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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
December 06, 2017
Tags: footwear   injury   soles  

Getting hurt at work is never an enjoyable circumstance. Sometimes an injury can be minor and other times it can be very severe. One of the most common type of workplace injuries that can affect our feet and ankles occur from falls at the workplace. Sometimes these falls are not that simple. There are many different ways the body and feet and ankles can experience a fall and each has their own associated risks.

The two main types of falls are same level falls and elevated falls. Same level falls are more common and usually have a lower level severity in injury. Elevated falls happen less frequently but have more serious injuries associated with them.

Within the realm of the two major types of falls there are three main subcategories of falls. Each possesses characteristics that make them unique.

Slip and Fall

Slips are usually caused by a slippery surface and are made worse due to the wrong footwear. When walking normally two types of slips can occur. The first is when the heel of the forward foot connects with the surface one is walking on. The front of the foot slips forward and the person falls backwards.

The second type of slip when walking normal is when the rear of the foot slips backwards. The force moves from the rear foot sole to the front sole and causes the slip.

In order to avoid these types of slips and falls, one must have plenty of traction. A snow boot with anti slip soles is ideal for providing enough traction to prevent this type of slip and fall and also helps prevent further foot and ankle injuries.

Trip and Fall

Trips happen when the front of the foot strikes an object and is suddenly stopped. The body is thrown forward and falls due to the sudden force. Even the smallest difference of rise can make a person trip and fall.

Step and Fall

This occurs when the front foot lands on a surface lower than expected. An example of this is stepping off a curb you didn’t know was there while walking in the dark.

Making sure to wear the right shoes and keep up with regular maintenance of a building is important to help prevent these types of falls. Suffering from a fall injury? Do not hesitate, call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama today! Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Trenton, Michigan have many years of experience with congenital disorders of all types. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

When it comes to health care, many older adults often overlook taking care of their feet. The elderly are prone to foot problems that can include itching and burning feet due to dry skin, bunions, thickened skin due to calluses and corns, hammertoes, toenail problems, and heel pain. To combat and prevent these issues, older adults should moisturize their feet and apply lotion every day, wear shoes that fit their feet better, consider over-the-counter medication to alleviate pain, and use toenail clippers specifically for toenails to prevent ingrown toenails. 

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Although high heels are fashionable, they should not be your first choice in footwear if you care about your foot health. Corns are one of the many issues that stem from wearing heels, though they can easily be prevented.  Corns are an area of thickened skin on the foot, and they mainly occur near the toes. They are the result of repeated pressure on the skin. It is important to wear appropriate footwear in order to maintain healthy and beautiful feet. 

If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?
Corns can be described as areas of the skin that have thickened to the point of becoming painful or irritating. They are often layers and layers of the skin that have become dry and rough, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns
There are many ways to get rid of painful corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support

Treating Corns
Treatment of corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a good majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid but should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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