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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 01, 2017
Tags: Fractures   Swelling   Achilles Tendon   Sports   sprains  

A sports injury can be perceived as broad term and encompass many different ailments. Sports injuries are most commonly found in athletes but they can also affect people who go to the gym, work or engage in other daily tasks. Sometimes accidents and even poor training can result in a sports injury. If you do not warm up or stretch, wear the wrong gear, or do not know the rules, you are also more at risk for a sports injury.

What is classified as a sports injury?

How can I tell if I have sustained a sports injury?

Usually a sports injury occurs while playing, practicing or participating in a sport or other athletic activity. These injuries can be due to a fall, an impact, or moving in the wrong direction. Almost all sports injuries result in some sort of pain, swelling, or tenderness. It is important to treat these sports injuries immediately so that they can heal properly over time. Seek a podiatrist’s help immediately if you think you may be suffering from a sports injury.

What do I do if I have a sports injury?

If your sports injury is severe you should call 911 immediately. If it is moderate and you are not in any life-threatening scenario, then you should seek the help of a trained podiatrist. While waiting to see a podiatrist consider using the RICE method to treat your foot, ankle or other sports injury until you are seen.

Rest- reduce or stop your normal activities. You can do this by relieving pressure and weight from the affected area. Try laying on the couch or sitting down. If you have a set of crutches these may also help you.

Ice- use an ice pack and place it on the injury for 20 minutes about 8 times a day. Be sure to wrap it in a towel so that you do not give yourself further injury. If you do not have an ice pack a bag of peas or a plastic bag of ice cubes also work well.

Compression- use even pressure on the injury to help reduce swelling. An ace bandage, air cast or splint can all help give proper compression.

Elevation- elevate your injured foot or ankle. When laying down, prop it on a pillow so that it is angled above your heart. This will also help reduce swelling.

Did you twist your ankle at practice? Hear a funny popping noise after an accident impact? You should call 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 treat your sports injury with attention and care. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today. 

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
July 13, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

People see podiatrists everyday. They treat a range of issues from fungus and deformities to breaks and sprains. No one likes to go to the podiatrist or any other doctor, so how do you prevent yourself from winding up in their waiting room?

  1. Look at your feet – Examine those feet regularly. If you see swelling, redness, sores, warts or any other change or sign of a potential problem, call a podiatrist immediately. Quick action and early intervention can prevent more severe cases and more trips to the podiatrist down the road.
  2. Wear the right shoes – Rounded shoes with a wide toe area are great for our feet. Heels shouldn’t be more than two inches high. Shoes without good arch support can cause pain. Narrow shoes, tight shoes, shoes with heels, shoes that are too loose, all of these shoes are bad for your feet. Find a pair that provides good stability and support and that fit you properly to avoid a trip to the podiatrist.
  3. Pay attention to your kids – Look at your children’s feet all the time. Just like your feet, they are susceptible to foot injuries and disorders. Warts, flat feet, sprains, breaks, fungal nail problems and athlete’s foot all can develop in your child’s feet.  Be sure to examine them regularly to prevent a mild issue from becoming severe.
  4. Get your kids' shoes right – Just like you need to wear properly fitting shoes, so do your children. Poor stability and support can cause their growing feet to become deformed, have a poor arch, and cause pain. Their feet grow quickly, so be sure to check that their shoes are the correct fit on a regular basis.
  5. Cut toenails straight – this helps to prevent ingrown toenails from digging into the toes.
  6. Do not use over the counter medicines without consulting a doctor – sometimes they can cause a lot more harm than good.
  7. Warm up before exercising – If you work out and do not warm up your muscles, they will not react kindly to being stretched and overexerted too fast. Prevent tears and strains by stretching before and after exercising.

Want to know other ways you can prevent foot and ankle injuries? Want some basic tips on everyday foot care for you and your children? At Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan, Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama are here to help you with all your foot care questions and needs. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.



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