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Posts for: February, 2016

Davis Love III has recovered from surgery on his right foot, which corrected two toes and a hammertoe, and is back in Apalua, Hawaii, to practice. Love is in his 30th year of his pro golf career, and won the Kapalua International twice. He had been dealing with foot problems but decided to have surgery with the hopes of getting back into his career. He now finds himself fully recovered and plans to play a full schedule of more than 20 tournaments.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary. If you are struggling with a foot or ankle condition, talk to one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

  • Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Corns are one of the most common conditions that can ail the feet. Corns appear as thick and hardened layers of skin. The condition often develops on the areas of the big toe, small toe, and the heel; these areas are often pressure points while walking.  To avoid the formation of corns, it is important that people wear proper footwear and that people maintain regular physical exercise and a balanced diet.  

For help dealing with corns and foot conditions, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?

Corns are thickenings of the skin of your feet, often developed in areas under a lot of pressure. They are often layers of the skin that have become dry, rough, and painful, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns

There are many ways to get rid of corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support such as padding or cushioning

Treating Corns

Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid and should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Although sweating is normal for everyone, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a specific condition that can be caused by a variety of different reasons. Gender, the amount of exercise you do daily, your diet habits, and the consumption of diuretic drinks like alcohol are all common factors that can lead to excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis can also be caused by a medical condition, and there are two types of hyperhidrosis to look out for. Primary focal hyperhidrosis has no specific cause and can occur more in certain areas on the body than others, while secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is caused by a medical condition and occurs across the body.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.  

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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An approximate 63.8% of college sports-related injuries occur during practices. The data, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, comprised of injury data from the academic years of 2009 to 2010 through 2013 to 2014 and named sports in which injuries were more common. For men, the highest injury rates were in football and wrestling. For women, the highest injury rates were in soccer and gymnastics.

A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. If you have foot concerns, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will provide quality care for your diabetic feet.  

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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