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Posts for: October, 2017

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
October 25, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Blisters   activities  

As technology and modern medicine grow and develop, so do the products on the market. Believe it or not, socks have come a long way over time due to technological advancement. There are many types of socks on the market and some boast new fiber blends to better tailor to the needs of athletes, workers, kids, and others. Here is the low down on the newest advancements in the sock field.

Wicking Fabrics

Athletes know that high intensity activities can make them sweat. This can lead to blisters on the feet due to the moisture and friction that is caused. Because of this, specially engineered polyester fibers have been created to help wick away moisture during sport activities. One such fiber is called Coolmax. It boasts fibers that have 20% more surface area than regular fibers. This allows the water to spread over a greater distance of fabric, which will in turn allow for quicker evaporation. Coolmax is just one brand. There are other brands that work similarly such as Dryfit, BiPolar, Stretch Supplex and many more.

Cold Weather Fabrics

This type of innovative fabric is for those who practice in cold weather activities. There are brands such as Thermolite. Fibers in the Thermolite brand have a hollow core and twisted surface. This makes it so that the fibers can hold in air which allows for extra insulation in the sock. This insulation traps body heat and prevents it from escaping.

Abrasion Reducing Socks

Lastly, there are also socks that help reduce the chance of getting blisters. Blisters occur due to friction and the rubbing of a sock and shoe against one another. Breeze brand socks make it so that the sock sticks better to your foot. The foot will then slide better in the shoe and cause less friction and abrasions resulting in less blisters.

As you can see, socks have come a long way from the basic cotton that we all know and use regularly. Sometimes it can be hard to decide which sock is the right fit for your needs. If you are having trouble picking out socks that are right for your specific activity, call Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Foot care specialists Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama will help you find the right socks for your situation. Make an appointment online today or call 313-274-0990. Not all socks are the same, so let us show you the way.

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
October 11, 2017
Tags: Flat Feet   bow legs   intoeing  

As a parent we try to prevent, treat, and cure every ailment that our children come across. Sometimes these problems are easy to fix, other times they are due to the development of the child. It is not uncommon for children to have developmental disorders. Some of these disorders affect education, learning, and growth, while others can affect their feet and the way they stay mobile. The following list are four developmental disorders that could develop in your child.

  • Bowlegs – Bowlegs look exactly as they sound. The legs of the child that are typically straight, have more of a curve to them. This is very common in infants between 12 and 14 months old. This condition can last all the way up until a child is 2. Most bowlegs are very stable and symmetric. The disorder is also known to spontaneously resolve. Sometimes podiatrists such as Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama use bracing to help children’s legs get back into the right position and to help them stay mobile, especially if a child has bowlegs between the ages of 3 and 4. If a growth plate is causing the bowlegs, surgery may be necessary.
  • Knock-Knees – This disorder, in which knees touch but ankles do not when standing, is very common and considered normal in children ages 3-7. As the child ages, the knock-knees usually improve and go away all on their own. By age 11 the knees and legs should completely straighten out. Sometimes bracing is used to help this disorder. In very rare and severe cases, surgery is performed.
  • Flat Foot – This is a very common problem in children and adults all over the world. It is usually a condition that is caused by genetics. The tendons in the foot, as well as the ligaments, are lax and do not behave in a manner that creates an arch. As long as the foot and arch are not rigid, flat feet is not normally a cause for concern. By age 5 you can usually tell if a person will have flat feet or not. If these flat feet cause pain, orthotics can be used to aid the foot.
  • Intoeing – This condition is caused by the hips and lower body being rotated inward or outward. The most common cause of this shift is a shin bone twist or thigh bone torsion. Sometimes surgery is used to fix the affected limbs.

Does your child suffer from bow legs, flat feet, or any other developmental disorder of the foot and ankle? Do they have an odd gait and in need a professional opinion? Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Trenton, Michigan can help you get the diagnosis you have been searching for. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
October 04, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Orthotics   Diabetes   Arthritis  

When we are born we are given our feet. As we grow and mature, our feet grow with us. They are with us for our first steps, our first fall, our walk down the aisle and so much more. Our feet take us on journeys, to work, to school and just about everywhere else. They are so important to us and we often do not appreciate them enough. As we age, our feet start to wear down from all of their use. The average life expectancy of an American has increased by 30 years. This means that we have 30 more years to use our feet.

The body’s “mirror of health” is its feet. Why is this? Well that is because podiatrists are usually the first ones to see signs and symptoms of oncoming diseases and conditions. Diabetes, arthritis, and vascular diseases can all be found in the feet first. Some of the most common signs of these disorders are brittle nails, dry skin, and tingling in the feet. If you experience any of these symptoms in your feet, it is important to see a podiatrist right away. Once examined, you can prevent a minor problem from becoming a severe issue.

With the right foot care, many of your foot and ankle problems can be prevented. Foot pain is not just a part of growing older, and you should not live your life thinking that it is. More than 300 foot and ankle ailments can be prevented just by visiting a podiatrist twice a year. These examinations are very important. A podiatrist will help you find the right fit for your shoe, teach you different exercise options to keep your feet in optimal health, and can also prescribe custom orthotics to insert into your shoes to help aid in reducing pain and other foot and ankle conditions.

Walking is also key for the aging foot. If we do not walk our feet and our bodies will not be healthy. Over time the feet will deteriorate and weaken. Sores and structural issues can occur. Avoid these severe health issues by making time to walk for at least 30 minutes a day.

Are your aging feet achy? Are they sore in the shoes they are in? Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton, Michigan will provide you with quality and compassionate foot care. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

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