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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 06, 2017

Golf can be a very relaxing pastime straight thru Summer and into Fall. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama specializes in foot and ankle care and wants to see you have a good long season without injuries. Getting your swing just right and placing your feet safely in the right position requires some focus to have a better game and fewer injuries. The right shoes are a big factor. The style can be up to you but the fit should be recommended from the pros. For example; lightweight, well cushioned, made from breathable material, water resistant and comfortable.

Although golf can be relaxing it can also be challenging when the competitive bug bites you and your focus shifts to a hard game. Here are some injuries that can result from playing hard without paying attention to some of the details.

  • Sprained ankle ~ it is possible to roll your ankle during a swing especially on uneven ground. Or simply stepping into a hole.
  • Lateral ankle pain ~ as the weight shifts from your back foot to the forefoot, you may experience pain in the front foot. More so if the swing is intense.
  • Big toe injury ~ on the follow through of the swing the back heel goes off the ground which puts pressure on the toes, especially the big toe. This can cause tissue under the big toe to become damaged over time.
  • Extensor tendinitis ~ believe it or not, this is a result of driving the golf cart and is typically an issue after playing rounds on hilly courses and using the parking break excessively. It can also be referred to as “golf cart tendinitis” and causes irritation of the tendons in the foot. Try trading off with your partner
  • Intermetatarsal neuroma ~ happens on the foot with the least pressure put on it during the swing. Repetitive weight on the nerve between the metatarsals. Symptoms such as burning, numbness and shooting pain can be a big part of the condition. Avoiding this can be as simple as adjusting your swing or in some cases can be fixed with orthotics.

If you are golfing in pain 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!

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
March 09, 2017
Tags: Orthotics   Flat Feet   Bunions   heel spurs   tendonitis  

Flatfeet is a common disorder that effects the arch of your feet, also known as fallen arches. While orthotic insoles or gel padding may help reduce some of the potential problems, it is wise to have a professional diagnose the condition to avoid further damage to your feet. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama specialize in routine podiatry, treatment and surgery. 

Chances are you had an injury that caused your arches to fall but here are other reasons why people develop flat feet. Weight gain is a culprit along with aging, two things we could do without. It is very beneficial to treat this condition so that other problems do not take over.  

The most common symptom of flat feet is pain, especially in the arch of the foot. The arches give spring to our step and distribute the bodies weight across the feet. If the foot lies flat as we walk, then other problems can arise.

Related issues from having flat feet:

  • Bunions ~ bony, often painful hump at the base of the big toe 
  • Weak posture and hip discomfort
  • Pronation ~ ankle rolling too far inward, over pronation
  • Heel spurs ~ calcium deposit on the underside of the heal bone
  • Tendonitis ~ irritated or inflamed tendons
  • Stretches and Tears in ligaments
  • Alignment problems with ankles, knees, back and legs

Remedies:

  • Wear more supportive shoes 
  • Use custom made orthotics
  • Eliminate heels higher than 2 & ¼”
  • Lose weight if necessary
  • Physical therapy – if recommended 

Having flat feet shouldn’t restrict your daily life and make your activities challenging. It is a common condition and can be treated either with therapy, medications, bracing or surgery. Our office provides complete podiatry care and our doctors listen to your concerns, diagnose your problem and ensure proper treatment. 

If the symptoms from having flat feet are effecting you in any capacity, then we suggest you call for a consultation visit. We have four locations in Michigan, Dearborn, Trenton, Clarksville and Farmington Hills. And believe it or not we make house calls! To make an appointment call 243-474-0040. 



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Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

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