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If you are suffering from tenderness, pain, or stiffness in the joints of your feet or ankles, call us to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, 06 December 2022 00:00

Wearing high heels can be significantly damaging to the feet for many different well-established reasons. For example, wearing high heeled shoes can put an excess amount of pressure on the toes. If a woman wears high heels while she is pregnant, there is a whole other host of problems that can occur. When a woman becomes pregnant, she experiences a variety of changes to the feet that can alter the balance of her weight. Additionally, if a woman wears high heels while she is pregnant, it can further exacerbate any swelling in the feet that might already be occurring because of the pregnancy. Wearing shoes with heels that are high can also reduce a pregnant woman’s stability, which might lead to falls that would be potentially very dangerous for both the woman and her growing baby. For more information about high heels during pregnancy, contact a podiatrist today.

High heels have a history of causing foot and ankle problems. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Farah Podiatry Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because of their many styles and societal appeal.  Despite this, high heels can still cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

Which Parts of My Body Will Be Affected by High Heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – May shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – Heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – They decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  The vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What Kinds of Foot Problems Can Develop from Wearing High Heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How Can I Still Wear High Heels and Maintain Foot Health?

If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.  Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock. Full foot inserts or metatarsal pads are available. 

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

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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:00

Sesamoiditis is a particular kind of foot affliction that primarily affects the sesamoid bones near the big toe. The sesamoid bones are two small bones located beneath the big toe joint, and when they become inflamed, a condition known as sesamoiditis can develop. There are several ways in which one with sesamoiditis might go about treating this condition. For example, someone with sesamoiditis might try making adjustments to the kind of footwear that they are wearing. Taking this step might help alleviate pain. Opting to wear shoes that have more cushioning in the affected area might be beneficial. Additionally, wearing custom orthotics in the shoes can help further reduce pain and mitigate the condition. Besides making adjustments to the shoes that one wears, one might also consider adjusting their daily physical activities, excluding those that put extra strain on the affected sesamoid bones. Contact a podiatrist today for more information.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact one of our podiatrists of Farah Podiatry Associates. Our doctors will treat your condition thoroughly and effectively.

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition of the foot that affects the ball of the foot. It is more common in younger people than it is in older people. It can also occur with people who have begun a new exercise program, since their bodies are adjusting to the new physical regimen. Pain may also be caused by the inflammation of tendons surrounding the bones. It is important to seek treatment in its early stages because if you ignore the pain, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as severe irritation and bone fractures.

Causes of Sesamoiditis

  • Sudden increase in activity
  • Increase in physically strenuous movement without a proper warm up or build up
  • Foot structure: those who have smaller, bonier feet or those with a high arch may be more susceptible

Treatment for sesamoiditis is non-invasive and simple. Doctors may recommend a strict rest period where the patient forgoes most physical activity. This will help give the patient time to heal their feet through limited activity. For serious cases, it is best to speak with your doctor to determine a treatment option that will help your specific needs.

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

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Tuesday, 22 November 2022 00:00

Edema or swelling in the ankles and feet can be an inconvenience or cause severe discomfort and pain. Ways to alleviate edema include continuing to move the affected body parts and elevate the legs above the heart, massaging the swollen areas to push the retained fluid out, and wearing compression socks to facilitate blood flow. The goal of these things is to pump excess fluid back to the heart. Reducing salt intake and dropping extra weight if one is overweight can also help or prevent edema. If the things you try on your own do not relieve the swelling or if the swelling gets worse, it is important that you consult with a podiatrist to find out what is causing the problem and how it can be fixed.

Swollen feet can be a sign of an underlying condition. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists of Farah Podiatry Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Swollen feet are a common ailment among pregnant women and people who stand or sit for extended periods. Aging may increase the possibility of swollen feet and patients who are obese often notice when their feet are swelling too. There may be medical reasons why swollen feet occur:

  • Phlebitis - A condition that causes the veins to become inflamed and can also cause leg pain.
  • Liver disease - This may lead to low blood levels of albumin which is a protein. This can cause fluid in the blood to pass into the tissues and several areas of the body can become swollen.
  • Heart failure - When the heart doesn’t pump properly the blood that is normally pumped back to the heart can pool in the veins of the legs causing swollen feet.
  • Kidney disease - One of the main functions of the kidneys is releasing excess fluid in the body. This type of condition can make it difficult for the kidneys to function properly, and as a result the feet may become swollen.
  • Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)- This is a serious condition where blood clots form in the veins of the legs. They can block the return of blood from the legs to the heart which may cause the feet to swell. It is important to be treated by a podiatrist if this condition is present.

Swollen feet can also be caused by bone and tendon conditions, including fractures, arthritis, and tendinitis. Additionally, there may be skin and toenail conditions and an infection may cause the feet to swell. Patients who take medicine to treat high blood pressure may be prone to getting swollen feet. 

Many patients elevate their feet to help relieve the swelling and this is generally a temporary remedy. When a podiatrist is consulted the reason behind the swelling can be uncovered and subsequently treated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Trenton, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.


 

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