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Posts for: November, 2017

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
November 21, 2017
Category: Foot Care

As an avid worker you are on your feet all the time. Even the most sedentary jobs require that we use our feet to get around in the interim. The use of our feet at the workplace creates lasting wear and tear, which can cause larger problems such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, and other pain. Although most of us have to work, we do not have to suffer from painful feet. Instead, we can be proactive and care for them even while at the workplace.

One of the most important steps you can take for caring for your working feet is to be sure to wash them every day. Washing and drying them thoroughly can help prevent warts, athlete’s foot and other conditions.

Working feet should also have regular toenail maintenance. When cutting your toenails, be sure to cut the nail straight across. Cutting the nail at an angle or in a curved shape could cause ingrown toenails.

Also, be sure to change your socks daily. If you are working in a job that makes your feet very sweaty or wet, it is also important to change your socks during the work day. This will make it so you can prevent athlete’s feet, chilblains, or smelly feet.

Have sweaty feet at work? There are tips for that too!

  • When selecting a pair of shoes for work, try picking shoes that are made from leather or canvas. These shoes are better at preventing and wicking away moisture. Synthetic materials tend to trap moisture in the shoes and your feet.
  • Switch your shoes during work. Make sure to bring a spare pair with you, and when your feet start to get very moist, swap them, along with your socks, for a new fresh pair.
  • Use foot powder. Foot powder helps to absorb excess moisture and can help prevent smelly feet, calluses, corns, and even athlete’s feet.

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, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, and Trenton, Michigan. Podiatrists 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
November 15, 2017

In 2004, Duke University Medical Center conducted a study about how Basketball players move and how it affects them. This study allowed them to better understand the cause of stress fractures. This breakthrough allowed podiatrists and scientists to better understand the mechanics of the foot and why it is so susceptible to stress fractures. In particular, it focused on basketball players, as they are one of the many types of athletes who suffer from stress fractures and other foot related conditions. They are constantly on their feet and moving them at quick, sharp angles.

In order to research this topic, the group used 11 male college basketball players for the test. They used special electronic sensors that were able to give continuous readings when they were inserted into the soles of the shoes of the basketball players. They also used sensors on two major foot muscles to monitor their activity.

After the players were hooked up they were asked to perform 3 typical basketball maneuvers. These maneuvers were: landing on one foot after a jump, changing direction 180 degrees during a side shuffle and pivoting 180 degrees during a sprint forward. These three motions are the top three that cause stress fractures in the feet of basketball players.

After each player participated and performed as per the test, the results were collected and evaluated. The scientists concluded that simply adding more arch support to the shoes of the athletes could minimize the risk of career ending stress fractures. This allowed for athletes and their podiatrists to focus on a different type of fit for their shoes. Instead of shoes with a lower arch, they would need to look for shoes with a higher, more supportive arch to enable more cushion and shock absorption. Due to these heightened benefits, they would be less likely to suffer a stress fracture.

Do you or a loved one play basketball? Are you having a hard time choosing the right shoes for the sport? It is time to see a podiatrist from 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 you choose the right shoes for your sport. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online to help. We know athletic feet.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
November 08, 2017
Category: Foot Facts
Tags: Walking   Shoes   cancers   blood sugar  

Going for a walk outside is a pastime that many people enjoy. It is relaxing, soothing, and has a lot of great health benefits. Some people walk on a track, on a trail, or on the road. Some people wear boots while others wear sneakers. There is even a new trend getting people to walk outside completely barefoot.

Barefoot walking or “earthing” is when a person walks outside on the soil, grass, or sand without any shoes or socks on. Studies have shown that walking barefoot outside can improve quality of sleep, can reduce anxiety, stress and blood pressure and can also reduce inflammation.

Earthing does not include walking barefoot on pavement. Walking on pavement can be dangerous and do harm to your feet.  The theory behind earthing is that walking on the earth’s natural environment directly affects the electrons your body uses to function.

Earthing isn’t for everybody but walking does provide a lot of proven health benefits. It can reduce the risk of certain types of cancers, help with obesity, and also help lower blood sugar levels.

What are other benefits?

Your body’s overall balance and circulation can improve since walking barefoot is usually harder on the body and muscles and increases blood flow. Your blood pressure can also drop when walking because exercise can help an individual relax and allows for better circulation.

What if I want to walk barefoot?

It is important to walk in a place that is clean, free of hazardous debris, and animal matter. If you walk barefoot and injure your foot you can become prone to wounds, infections and diseases.

Are you interested in barefoot walking? Are you unsure whether or not barefoot walking is right for your feet? Contact Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama of Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama, located in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston, Trenton, Michigan. Making an appointment is easy! Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online today.

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. 

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