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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
December 18, 2017
Category: Foot Facts
Tags: podiatrist   feet   condition   fungus  

Our feet are used constantly to help us move around, perform a job, and even to balance us. They are essential to our daily lives and sadly, we don’t always pay enough attention to our feet. Our feet are amazing. Sometimes we can even tell if we are suffering from a medical condition due to symptoms showing up in our feet first. One such condition that can have symptoms that originate from the feet is jaundice.

Jaundice is a medical condition in which a problem with the liver causes high levels of bilirubin, resulting in yellowing of the skin, eyes, mouth and nails. The bilirubin does not get processed properly in the body and as a result manifests in the skin. It is usually a sign that the liver is beginning to shut down. It is also a symptom of other serious diseases and should not be treated lightly.

In some cases, children are born with jaundice. This is not usually something to panic over, as it is very treatable in young children. Some children have slight symptoms and can go home. Other children have more severe symptoms and must be put under specialized lights to help them deal with the excess bilirubin and to heal and get better. The feet can turn yellow as well as the rest of the skin on the body.

Yellowing of the skin is the classic feature of jaundice. Yellow toenails are often seen with jaundice as well. Usually they come as a pair but sometimes they are separate. Yellow toenails can also be mistaken as fungus. In order to be sure, it is important to seek the help of a trained podiatrist.

Since normally yellow toenails would not be the only symptom, if you have no other issues, you are unlikely to be suffering from jaundice. However, if you have noticed a yellow/green tinge to your skin or in the white your eyes, or have noticed your urine is darker or your feces lighter than usual, you should consult your doctor.

Prognosis

Jaundice is a very treatable disorder if it is dealt with right away. If you see any signs of yellowing of your feet or your toenails, it is important to contact a podiatrist right away so that they can determine the true cause and prescribe you a treatment as fast as possible.

Have yellow feet but no podiatrist to help? Don’t worry, just call 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. Do not wait until it is too late.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
November 30, 2017

Diabetes can be taxing on those who suffer with the condition. People who suffer from diabetes have to watch what they eat, track their blood sugar, monitor their exercise regimen, and constantly check in with their physician and specialists to make sure that they are doing everything they can to keep their disorder under control, as well as to help prevent other disorders from cropping up. Diabetes can be hard to live with and should be treated delicately. People with diabetes should be especially aware of the importance of taking care of their feet. It is well known in the world of podiatry that those who suffer from diabetes also suffer from foot disorders caused by diabetes.

Peripheral neuropathy causes reduced feeling or numbness in the foot. If someone loses feeling or experiences numbness in their foot, then that means it can be harder for them to recognize when they have another foot related injury or the beginning of a foot or ankle problem. These unknown ulcers, wounds, lesions and infections can grow and lead to permanent foot and tissue damage. If they are not caught early enough they can even lead to partial amputation of the foot.

Keep Your Eyes Open

It is important for people with diabetes to screen for this disorder and other foot related disorders linked to diabetes. Podiatrists like Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan, use a medical device that looks similar to a toothbrush and brush it along certain parts of the foot while asking the patient what they feel. This screening allows the podiatrist to see how much feeling a patient has left in their foot and whether or not it has decreased from their last visit.

Outlook

Unfortunately, peripheral neuropathy is not reversible, but if it is caught early on it is manageable. Physical therapy can help but is not a cure for the disease. Investing in the right kind of shoes and orthotics has been known to help slow down the progression of the disease. It is important to continuously visit your podiatrist and check your feet regularly. In between visits it is helpful to ask family and friends to check your feet for any possible injuries if you are unable to do so yourself.

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. 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
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.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 22, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   podiatrist   foot exam  

Here at Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama in Dearborn MI, Farmington Hills MI, Clarkston MI, and Trenton MI, Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are highly trained professionals that can do the following:

  1. Examine, diagnose, and treat patients with a multitude of diseases, disorders and injuries.
  2. Prescribe medicine to treat various disorders, diseases and injuries.
  3. Talk to patients to learn more about their history so that they can build a file regarding their case history to help determine previous illness, complaints and points to investigate further.
  4. Look at a patient’s shoes to determine whether or not they fit properly, and advise them on the proper fit of a shoe.
  5. Physically examine the patient’s feet and ankle tissue, bones, and muscles.
  6. Arrange for follow up and lab testing based off of any findings that were made in the office.
  7. Gives referrals with other specialists for further diagnosis or treatment of an existing or preexisting condition that is not in the podiatrist’s scope. 
  8. Treats lesions, infections and diseases effecting the feet and the ankles.
  9. Preforms surgical procedures on patients that have a need for feet and ankle surgery. If a surgeon is not available, then a referral is given to the patient so that all proper surgical procedures can be carried out in a timely manner.
  10. Prescribes and supervises creation of orthotic foot devices.
  11. Fabricates individual footwear to meet patient’s needs.
  12. Puts orthotic or appliance and footwear on the patient properly and then teaches them how to do the same on their own.
  13. Consults with surgeons to establish a proper treatment plan for each individual patient.
  14. Reviews patient’s progress and records medical history as it arises.
  15. Advises over the counter options for each patient on a case by case basis.

The staff at Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are standing by to assist you with any and all concerns regarding the care and treatment of your feet and ankles. If you have a concern and wish to speak to a highly trained podiatrist, do not hesitate, call our office today at 313-274-0990. Alternatively, you can make an appointment online. We strive to make sure you are an informed patient and feel confident with any decision you make regarding your health and your feet.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
May 10, 2017
Category: Foot Care

The answer to this question is simple. A doctor of Podiatry helps diagnose and treat a wide variety of foot and ankle issues. If you show any of the following problems then it is time to call the doctor! Although our feet are a big part of our overall health, many people delay seeing a podiatrist or foot specialist until it is too late. Most times it is because they don’t recognize the signs that require a closer look.

  • Blisters on any part of your feet especially if they seem to be infected or if you are diabetic.
  • Severe scaling, peeling, cracking or itching on the heel of your foot.
  • Changes in skin or nail color indicate potential problems that should be looked at as soon as possible.
  • Ongoing pain in your feet or ankle could mean a variety of things.

While those are a bit more generic, here are some more specific concerns that should send up a red flag to call the doctor.

  • If you are a diabetic who contracted Athlete’s Foot.
  • Symptoms in your feet or ankles that have not improved after two weeks of treatment.
  • Thickening toenails that have become uncomfortable.
  • Infection that has spread from one area of the foot to another, like from the nail to under the skin.
  • Tingling in the heel and persistent pain without touching or putting pressure on it.
  • Increased swelling, pain, redness, heat or tenderness.
  • Pain when you walk or perform daily activities. If your feet are causing you pain during regular activities you could have a fractured or other injury.
  • Persistent cracked or bleeding heels will become susceptible to infections.
  •  Ingrown toenails can quickly go from being a minor nuisance to an extremely painful infection.

If you tiptoe around the fact that you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles then you may end up off your feet all together. Examine your feet each day as you shower to eliminate some of the surprises that could arise. Pay attention to your feet and if you notice anything unusual call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama at 313-274-0990 and schedule an appointment. We have four locations in Michigan; Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton plus house calls!



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