Posts for: November, 2016

By Dr. Pedram A. Hendizadeh
November 23, 2016
Category: Foot Tips
Tags: Foot Care   flat feet   pes planus  

Patients with flat feet, or pes planus, have a flattening of the arch in their foot. However, when these individuals stand up straight the bottom of their feet are almost completely in contact with the ground.  In infants and younger children this can be completely normal. As the foot develops, flat feet can resolve. This does not always happen and flat feet can become painful and problematic for many individuals. When this happens, flat feet must be treated. 

Some causes of flat feet:

Some causes of flat feet include aging, injuries, or medical conditions that can cause flat feet to develop. Usually when this happens, the flat feet may only occur on one side. Tarsal coalitions in young children (may not be troublesome until later) may also be a cause of painful flat feet. This is a condition in which two or more bones in the foot are attached (fused) together.

Symptoms of flat feet:

Many patients experience pain when walking for prolonged periods of time, running, participating in sports or activities. Your feet may even feel tired or ache after standing for a long time. This pain can not only occur in your feet but also in your ankles,  knees and your back. This is due to alignment issues. Your ankles roll inward (pronation) which can cause pain and general discomfort. Your feet may feel tired or ache after standing for a long time. If you have any of the following symptoms you should be examined by a podiatrist: pain around the heel or arch region, ankle pain or instability, flat arches on weight bearing, or even uneven shoe treads. 

What to expect during an exam:

Shoe gear examination, range of motion and gait examination, flexibility, determination of whether you can stand on your toes, X-rays, CT or MRI may even be needed in more advanced or severe situations.

If you are concerned about the possibility that you or your child may have flat feet, make an appointment to get examined today! 


By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
November 23, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   care   gout   foor  
Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence.  Lots of food, lots of family and lots of friends.  
 
Rich heavy foods like meat and beans as well as alcohol have been linked to gout.  Gout happens when uric acid builds up in your system and gets deposited in crystal form in your joints.  
 
Red, swollen tender joints are typical of gout flare ups. After you sit down for your holiday dinner and indulge, if you experience these symptoms call us asap!

There are many treatments to get you better quickly.  

Fresh Cherry juice, lots of water, Ice and Immobilization as well as steroid injections and anti inflammatory medications can be a quick fix.  
 
If gout has become a chronic issue for you, there are medications that can be taken daily to prevent these flare ups. Gout is a severely painful and debilitating condition.  You don't have to suffer.  Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
 
 

By Dr. Evan A. Vieira
November 05, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Sports Injuries   Foot Care   Marathon  
 
The New York City marathon is this Sunday. Without fail, ever year at this time we see an influx of new patients with running and training related injuries. One of the most common issues we encounter is new marathon hopefuls doing the most extensive training they have ever done. They are often unprepared, and unaware of the risks of such diligent and demanding activity.
 
If you are planning to start a running or training regime take a few simple steps to avoid debilitating problems.
 
1: Make sure you have a good supportive, accommodative sneaker designed for your chosen activity and training surface. Feel free to stop in for an evaluation or advice before you buy.
 
2: Consider a custom orthotic insert for your shoe gear. Orthotics can help provide alignment, support, weight distribution and padding.
 
3: Stretching, stretching, stretching. Before and after activity is crucial. Night splints or dorsiflexory stretching splints are a great way to do this as well.
 
4: Start gradually and develop a plan. Take your time. Build your endurance and get accustomed to your new activity.
 
5: Don't ignore pain. Pain is not normal. If you have an issue consult your podiatrist. There is no reason to suffer!
 
Happy running!



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