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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
September 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Bunions   Blisters   ankle sprains  

When it comes to shoes, women typically have all types and styles of shoes. There is practically a shoe for every color of the rainbow and every occasion you can think of. There are flip flops, sneakers, boat shoes, clogs, flats, high heels, sandals, and so on and so forth. The amount of different types of shoes is vast and impressive. Many of these shoes are often terrible for a woman’s feet, especially high heels. They are the culprits for a lot of pain and suffering and many foot and ankle problems that podiatrists see in their office every day.

If a woman insists on wearing high heels, it is important that she consider swapping them out for part of the day. Switching to flats or sneakers to give your feet a break can make a huge difference in the overall health of the foot.

Wearing heels with different heights is also beneficial to the feet. Women can also try “walking” heels. These heels are specifically designed to blend fashion and comfort together. They offer a wider toe box and reinforced heels for stability. These heels are less likely to cause ankle sprains, bunions, and blisters. They are not perfect though. They can still contribute to foot problems in the long term.

Overall, the best shoe for a woman’s foot is a lace-up sneaker. Not only do they offer ample amounts of stability and support, but there is less danger to the foot over all. As soon as the heel of a shoe disappears, the risk of a foot or ankle injury lessens. Sneakers also have good arch support, good shock absorption and a wider toe box for optimal fit.

Do you wear high heels every day? Do you have lumps on your feet? Do they ache or burn after a long day at work? It is time to see a podiatrist at 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 diagnose your foot condition and get you on the road to recovery. Call 313-274-0990 or make an appointment online to help. We care about you, let us help.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
April 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care

The Challenge

The challenge of tennis can be stressful on your feet. Its quick jolts from side to side and repeated lateral motions on the court’s surface can cause common tennis injuries quicker than the moves you make to hit that little fuzzy ball. Those injuries can include sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis and tennis toe.

The Prevention

The most effective way to prevent foot injuries from a good game of tennis is to condition yourself to the sport. Body strength, flexible muscles, hydration, and of course as in any sport, the right shoe! The right shoe with all the right moves equals a win on the course even if you lose the game.

The Technique

If you balance your upper body weight by bending your knees and raising your heels instead of putting it all into your back, you will likely prevent most injuries. However, when landing right after a hard jump it is wise to avoid landing on the ball of your foot as there is little to no balance with that move. That will most definitely help prevent an ankle sprain. While focusing on the ball it may be hard to focus on technique but this little tip could save you big pain.

The Shoe

Let’s talk about tennis shoes, they have become quite “a style” in the general fashion world but are they really “tennis shoes”? They need lots of cushioning and shock absorption along with a reinforced toe and wiggle room in the toe box. Padding at the ball of the foot, supportive sides and of course a low heel. As if you would try to play in stilettos!?

The Break

You need to practice increasing your game but you also need to rest your bones to avoid injury. If you follow these pieces of advice from our expert team you will very likely improve your game and keep your health intact!

If you have injured your ankle or feet while playing tennis or any other sport this Spring, let Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama take care of the problem before it takes you out for the entire year. We can be reached for an appointment by calling 313-274-0990. Our four conveniently located offices are in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton Michigan. We even make house calls if you can’t make it in the office to see us, call 248-474-0040.

By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
April 20, 2017
Tags: ankle sprains  

We are in full Spring swing and injuries are hovering over the ball fields, playgrounds, hiking trails and tracks. It is so easy to twist your ankle while you are getting back to outdoor activity from a long winter break. Look for swelling and bruising directly after your fall or twist, as they are the first and most prevalent signs that you have sprained your ankle. 

Treatment for such an injury is primarily rest but elevation and ice are key solutions to healing along with supportive bandaging. Preventative measures can also be taken to avoid ankle sprains by strengthening and stretching regularly. However, there are three levels of a sprain that you should know about.

Level 1 Sprain ~ Mild symptoms with little pain and almost no swelling. There may be some stiffness and slight difficulty in walking. Ligaments are usually stretched more than torn and should heal rather quickly.

Level 2 Sprain ~ Moderate to severe pain with more difficulty walking or playing sports. Minor bruising and swelling will develop as the ankle becomes more stiff and unstable to walk on. This level injury could take up to two months to heal.

Level 3 Sprain ~ Extreme symptoms will mean there is a torn or ruptured ligament. The onset of pain is more immediate and the ankle will feel very weak along with swelling and bruising. This level of injury should be treated right away and will require x-rays to make sure the bones are not broken.  Unfortunately, this sprain will take up to three or more months to heal properly.

PRICE is a great acronym to remember when it comes to a sprained ankle:

  • Protection of the injured area is important to stop the damage in its tracks.
  • Rest is one of the most effective components since the body knows how to heal on its own.
  • Ice is widely known and used for acute injuries but should only be applied for 15 minutes at most.
  • Compression is good right after the injury and should be applied for the first 24 to 48 hours.
  • Elevation is the final principal but also important since it helps reduce swelling.

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama have offices in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton Michigan for your convenience and can be reached at 313-274-0990 to schedule an appointment. If you think you may have sprained your ankle do not delay, spring awaits you!

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