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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 10, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: plantar warts   Flip Flops   contagious  

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is not the friendliest conversation to have in the locker room at your local gym among your work out pals. But don’t get too nervous since we are not talking about the sexually transmitted strain.  The truth of the matter is that the gym is the most commonly known place where you can contract this strain of HPV that attacks the soles of your feet.

Here are a few simple facts that you may not have known about plantar warts:

  • Typically appears on the soles of your feet
  • A viral infection that is contagious
  • They spread easily and need to be stopped

By now most of us have made a good habit of bringing flip flops with us when we know we are going to use a public shower at the gym or even at a hotel or resort. Perhaps we didn’t really know why we needed to wear them other than to keep our feet germ free.  Not the case, the strain does not discriminate and can latch on to anyone.

Symptoms that you may have plantar warts:

  • Small rough growth appears on the bottom of your foot
  • Black pin points ~ called wart seeds which are tiny clotted blood vessels
  • Pain or discomfort to the bottom of your feet while standing or walking
  • Hard thickened skin where the wart has grown inward

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama understand how plantar warts can make you feel both physically and socially uncomfortable.  If the warts do not go away on their own schedule an appointment at one of their four conveniently located offices in Trenton, Clarksville, Dearborn and Farmington Hills Michigan. Put your feet in their hands and call now.

Flip-flops are one of the worst shoe selections you can make for your feet. Flip-flops lack a supportive section between the inner and outer soles to provide structure under the arch of your foot. They are designed for minimal usage, and hardly provide any support for your feet. Although they are great for the pool, they really shouldn’t be worn anywhere else.

Wearing flip-flops for a long period of time can be harmful for the feet. To learn more, contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M.of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salamawill provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Flip-Flops and Feet

When the weather starts warming up, people enjoy wearing flip-flops.  Flip-flops are comfortable, stylish, and easy to slip on and off, perfect for any summer beach goer.  However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

  • Ankle problems
  • Hip problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Pain in the balls of the feet
  • Problems with foot arches
  • Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?

Yes.  Since flip-flops are relatively weak and do not provide the same amount of support as sneakers, people who wear flip-flops are more susceptible to injuries. On top of that, the open nature of the shoe makes your feet more prone to other problems, such as cuts and even infections.  Common injuries and ailments include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Cuts and Scrapes

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040