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Posts for: December, 2019

By Dr Arden Smith
December 19, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Cellulitis  

                     

Blisters come from the friction between skin layers. This friction causes your body to simply produce fluid to protect against continued trauma.
Most times, those small pockets of fluid, usually clear plasma, but sometimes blood, are just irritating. But, if you are a diabetic, have poor circulation, or a compromised immune system, and don’t properly disinfect one that pops, little blisters can lead to big health problems. The danger is that if a blister bursts, or starts to bleed, it progresses to an open wound and  you have the potential to get an infection that can go all the way up your leg.


If you get a blister, come see one of our expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset, Huntington, Plainview, or Maspeth, to have your blister appropriately treated and prevent Infection.


By Tyler Miranda
December 09, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Cold Feet and Toes  

                        

This time of year many of us are bundling up and braving the cold. Most of us have already needed our winter socks and boots at least once so far this season. From winter sports enthusiasts, to hunters, to holiday shoppers, everyone needs to ensure their feet are properly prepared for the cold. A wise investment for you and your family is a set of quality winter boots and socks. For those of us that undertake activities or employment that requires prolonged exposure to cold more advanced measure may need to be taken. Stocking up on toe warmers or even battery powered heated insoles may be a smart move for those people.

Most of the time cold feet can be remedied by bundling up, good socks, correct footwear, and keeping our feet dry. If these simple fixes do not resolve your symptoms please do not ignore it.  Many patients mention to me that their feet are always cold, no matter what they do. This can be a sign of more serious underlying medication conditions such as circulation problems. At Advanced Podiatry we have equipment on-site to perform the most current diagnostic screening test designed to evaluate your circulation. The test is called Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) and is a quick, painless, non-invasive way to determine if your circulation is normal.

Please make an effort to bundle up those feet and if you’re having concerns regarding the cold don’t hesitate to stop by. Enjoy this wonderful time of year! 


By Dr Arden Smith
December 07, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care  

               

You should treat your feet like you do your face. You would never think of not washing your face or brushing your teeth before bed, but how many people really pumice and moisturize their feet properly?

The things that people do to care for their feet may actually do more harm than good. Many people think they are taking care of their feet by going for a pedicure and submerging their feet in water that no one should ever submerge their feet in. The result? Fungal infections.
The expert podiatrists at Advanced Podiatry can guide you in the proper maintenance care and hygiene for your feet.  


By Dr Shabana Chowdhury
December 05, 2019
Category: Bunions
Tags: bunions  

                                                          

The big toe is the hardest working toe in your foot. Every time your foot pushes off the ground, this toe supports most of your body weight. Because the big toe is so critical for gait, any problem with it can make walking or even standing painful. A bunion is the most common problem with the big toe. This occurs when there is excess or misaligned bone in the joint. In addition to causing pain, a bunion changes the shape of your foot, making it harder to find shoes that fit. But this problem can be treated. With a podiatrists help, your feet can feel and look better.

Bunions usually occur at the base of the big toe. They may also develop on the fifth toe. Bunions often caused by abnormal foot mechanics. The foot may flatten too much, forcing the toe joint beyond normal range. In some cases, joint damage caused by arthritis or an injury leads to a bunion. Certain people are born with the tendency to develop bunions. If you are at risk for bunions, wearing poorly fitting shoes makes the problem more likely to develop.

To determine the best treatment for your foot, your podiatrist will ask questions and examine you. Describe any symptoms you have, including whether the bunion causes pain. Your podiatrist will likely test how the affected joint moves. To check for abnormal foot mechanics, your doctor may watch you walk to see how your feet rotate and flatten as you walk. X Rays will be taken to show the position of the big toe joint. Your doctor may also want to see whether the bunion is affecting other bones in your foot and causing other issues, such as hammertoes.

If a bunion mild and does not cause pain your podiatrist may recommend a different style of shoe. Custom shoe inserts may be prescribed to correct abnormal foot mechanics. For bunions that are painful or severe, surgery may be recommended. This is an outpatient surgery, so no hospital stay is needed.

Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a detailed clinical evaluation of your bunion and your treatment options.


By Dr Aarti Kumar
December 03, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Hallux Limitus  
               
                                  
The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is compromised of two bones that make up our big toe joint. The MPJ is one of the major weight bearing joints in our foot. When the range of motion in the first MPJ is limited, the condition is medically known as hallux limitus. Hallux limitus is a form of degenerative joint disease or arthritis which can happen as a result of acute trauma, wear and tear of cartilage from repetitive micro trauma or biomechanical deformities. 
 
Symptoms experienced with hallux limitus are swelling and pain of the big toe joint especially while pushing off. When the arthritis has advanced, it can produce bony growth at the top of the MPJ which can cause irritation in shoe gear from friction. Patients will often develop calluses to the lesser joints of the forefoot because they try to avoid the big toe joint while walking due to pain. 
 
 
Diagnosis is usually a combination of physical examination and radiographic findings. There is pain on dorsiflexion (extension) of the first MPJ due to arthritic changes and lack of cartilage. On xrays, joint narrowing is usually noted of the first MPJ which clinically coincides with pain on range of motion of the joint. Dorsal exostosis of the first metatarsal bone may also be noted in advanced arthritis. 
 
Conservative treatment options for hallux limitus can range from injections for pain control, padding/strapping and orthotics with supportive shoe gear. Orthotics are helpful in offloading the affected joint and allowing a more neutralized gait pattern.
 
Surgical options range from joint salvaging procedures such as shaving the arthritic bone (known as a cheilectomy) or placing a spacer implant in the joint to allow for motion. Another surgical option which involves more joint work is known as a fusion which involves screws and plates to surgically fuse the joint so that motion no longer causes pain. Surgical decisions are made based on clinical and radiographic findings along with patient lifestyle. 
 
If you feel like your big toe joint is painful and hurts every time you take a step, call and come in today for a consultation. Don't wait for the pain to become unbearable and your treatment options to become limited. Our podiatrists are surgically trained to have you get back on your feet! 



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