Posts for category: Foot Tips

By Dr Arden Smith
January 07, 2019
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Feet Soft Smooth  
                            soft and smooth feet
 
Your feet probably spend much of the winter stuffed into heavy boots, or fending off cold, dry air outside and overheated air inside. The result: dry, cracked heels and itchy, peeling skin. but when you know how to properly protect and moisturize your feet, they'll stay -comfy and beautiful-all season long.
 
Moisturize your feet when wet-apply moisturizer to still damp feet after every bath or shower. The KAMEA products that are available in our offices are very effective at preventing moisture loss.
 
Heal your heels-get rid of unsightly heel cracks with daily use of the KAMEA products that are available at the kiosk by the front desk in our offices to slough off remaining dead skin cells.
 
Be protective-skip the wool socks when it's chilly outside. The rubbing of wool against your feet removes natural fats from the skin causing moisture loss. In the house, keep slippers or socks on-walking barefoot creates friction that dries feet out.
 
Get shoe smart-wear footwear that fits well. Poorly fitting footwear can rub and lead to hard, ugly calluses on your feet. If your favorite boots are chafing you can try one of our over-the-counter inserts or have us evaluate and scan your foot for a custom made orthotic device -the gold standard for optimal foot function.
 
Diabetics Should Regularly Inspect Their Feet
Good foot care is essential for people with diabetes. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that leads to loss of sensation in the feet, making it difficult to feel sores, blisters, or injuries.
 
People with diabetes should regularly inspect their feet. The best time is immediately after a shower while drying your feet or at the end of the day when removing socks and shoes.If you notice a blister, apply to clean dressing with an antiseptic ointment, try to stay off the foot as much as possible. Contact any of the doctors at Advanced Podiatry, your experts in Diabetic Foot Care as soon as possible, because as Benjamin Franklin said "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. "
By Dr. Evan Vieira
March 19, 2018
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Basketball   Foot Care   foot injury  

                             

March Madness is here!  One of the most exciting times of year in sports.  Basketball is an exciting, high energy, fast paced sport.  Constant lead changes and fiercely competitive college athletes make the NCAA tournament amazing.  

Basketball is very often synonymous with lower extremity and foot injuries.  The nature of the sport puts a lot of stress on the feet and ankles.  Sprains and fractures are unfortunately a common injury for these types of athletes.  A sprain, or tearing of a ligament is often treated with a. period of immobilization, but can require surgery.  The same goes for fractures of the feet.  
 
We here at advanced podiatry are experts in all types of lower extremity injuries.  So. if you find yourself sidelined we can get you back on the court. Go Orange!
By Dr. Quynh P. Lee
February 25, 2018
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Olympics  

Have you been following the 23rd Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea? Are you impressed and enthralled by the skill and passion of the athletes in the games? Do you know that even the toughest and most well trained athletes in the world are plagued by foot issues?

 

Adam Rippon, a U.S. Figure Skater sprained his left ankle and fractured his fifth metatarsal bone in his foot just before the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. He was warming up his legs by jumping up and down and that is how the injury occured. It is very common after a serious ankle sprain that one can also fracture their fifth metatarsal bone due to the mechanism of injury. Rippon blames “not getting enough nutrients” for his injury. He went on to finish fourth at the 2018 U.S Nations and is now at the 2018 Winter Olympics!

 

Katie Ormerod, is a snowboarder from Great Britain who fractured her right heel during warm-ups before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics during a training session in Seoul. On her Facebook page, she states she broke her heel bone in two places and required surgery. She recently updated her fans that she needs additional surgeries because she almost had an open fracture due to the bone nearly piercing her skin and as a result, the skin on her heel is necrotic. Healing from this type of injury can take several months with cast immobilization after the surgery and with gradual rehabilitation.

 

American ice dancer, Madison Chock has been dealing with a chronic foot issue “all season” that most recently flared up right before her and her partner took the ice in their first Olympic routine. She explained to the press that she has an osteochondral lesion in her foot- “there’s a loose bone fragment that’s in the joint that just is being held by cartilage right now,” she said. She later said she was going to ice extra and do physical therapy.

 

As you can see, sports and exercise is great for you but can be extremely demanding on a competitive level. Remember to always wear proper shoe gear (even sport appropriate shoe gear!) and to warm up. If you feel you or a loved one may have a sports related injury and would like an examination please give us a call so that we may make you an appointment!

 

Enjoy the rest of the 2018 Winter Olympics!!

By Dr. Quynh P. Lee
November 01, 2017
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: teachers   heels   wedges  

It’s that time of year again- back to school and fall! Leaves are changing color, sales are going on in stores, and trends are changing! School is back in session and we are constantly being bombarded by sale coupons, circulars and ads about shoes and sales. Our kids always need more shoes; whether they are participating in team sports, gym, or just every day comfortable shoes to wear as the school year progresses. We always forget one group of individuals who are very important in going back to school- TEACHERS!

We always discuss picking the right shoe for you or your child but for once, we would like to devote a blog to foot care for teachers!

Dear Teachers: You are always on your feet all day and constantly walking back and forth in front of a classroom or down the hallways, it is important to realize that teachers need comfortable supportive shoes too- shoes that are as supportive and reliable as you are! But just because you need supportive shoes we understand that it is important to be comfortable and still look professional. You do not have to forego fashion for support!

We recommend that you do not wear flip-flops or high heels! To reduce your incidence of injury, foot pain or injury we recommend supportive shoe gear such as:

  • Supportive flats
  • Oxfords
  • Wedges
  • Kitten heels

Please keep in mind, if there are shoes that you love and cannot live without-- you can always place orthotics in your shoes to provide support when there is none! We recommend you wear your custom orthotics regardless to realign and support your feet. Don’t have them? Don’t worry! Make an appointment at one of our three offices to come see us today! We will be more than happy to help you and evaluate your shoe gear and discuss what you may need. 

By Dr. Evan Vieira
September 07, 2017
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Foot Care   Tennis  
                                                
 
We are in the middle of the 137th US Open Tennis Tournament.  Tennis remains one of the most popular leisure sports in the United States.  Children and adults of all ages participate in school programs, leagues, take lessons and compete at high levels. 
 
Tennis is a great game, but can take a hefty toll on your feet.  The pounding and agility required can cause tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and many toe nail issues.  One of the most common and painful problems is called "subungual hematoma".  This is a fancy word for blood collecting under the nail.  The rubbing and pressure created in shoe gear can cause the nail bed to bleed and become loose.  This is both painful and unsightly.  
 
Subungual hematoma required immediate treatment and if left can become infected or cause other issues.  Prevention is always the best medicine and a good orthotic and properly fitted shoe gear can limit the forces that cause this.  
 
Come in to Advanced Podiatry today for your evaluation. 


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