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Posts for: November, 2018

“Sports play a significant role in the lives of millions of young athletes,” said Dr. Elizabeth Baker, a podiatrist at Reedsburg Area Medical Center and member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. “Parents need to be aware that sports, which require a substantial amount of running, turning, and contact, can translate to injuries. Protecting children’s feet from injuries, and bringing them to a podiatrist when problems occur, can help keep kids in the game and make the sport more enjoyable.”
 
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
 
 
“Sports-related foot and ankle injuries are on the rise as more children participate actively in sports,” Baker said. “Parents need to be vigilant to ensure children’s feet remain healthy and safe. And remember—lack of complaint by a child is not a reliable sign that everything is fine. The bones of growing feet are so flexible that they can be twisted and distorted without the child being aware of it.”
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


Achilles tendonitis, or the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, can be a cause of heel pain. "We often see this "overuse" condition in our athletic patients who play high-impact sports, such as basketball or tennis. They often have a sudden increase of repetitive activity involving the Achilles tendon, which puts too much stress on the tendon too quickly, leading to micro-injuries of the tendon, says Michael Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS
 
Dr. Michael Ambroziak
 
 
"To treat Achilles tendonitis, we often immobilize the foot with a walking boot or cast; and also use physical therapy, orthotics, and ice to help repair the tendon. If the tendon is severely damaged or if non-surgical treatments don't work, surgery may be necessary," says Dr. Ambroziak.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


 
Despite the fact that your feet may be stuffed in boots or in closed-toed shoes during the cold winter season, taking care of your feet can prevent pain, fungal infections, and other foot-related issues. Dr. Alan Bass, a board-certified podiatrist has given us a few tips on how to keep your tootsies happy and healthy during the cold months and some over-the-counter treatment options to consider if foot related issues do occur. 
 
 Dr. Alan Bass
 
 
"Check your feet daily for any cuts, sores, or cracked heels. If you have been running around in heels all day at work or just finished a long walk, it's important to check your feet for any signs of cuts, redness, or cracked heels. Make sure your feet are clean and dry daily. Fungal organisms love moisture so make sure to dry well even after a shower to deprive them of any dampness. Avoid using any moisturizers between each individual toe, which can also lead to wetness," says Bass.
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


Five months pregnant, four-inch heels, three dangerous scenarios. Those are the painful numbers behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s insistence on wearing high heels despite having a baby on board.
 
Dr. Isaac Tabari
 
 
"The risk of stress fractures, bursitis, and capsulitis are increased when a pregnant woman routinely wears heels," said Dr. Isaac Tabari of the NYC Podiatry Center of Excellence in Midtown. "Pregnant women should not wear high heels every day."
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 


With the colder months of the year upon us, it is very important to analyze the type of foot wear you buy for the winter months. Many individuals, elderly and those who have balance issues, may be at further risk for falls during the winter months especially with the ice, snow and slush surrounding us. It is important to wear sturdy, support footwear throughout the winter months to help prevent falls. 

To protect the feet and ankles and reduce the risk of falls some questions to ask your chiropodist or your sales person when purchasing or looking for shoes include:
- Does the shoe have a good ankle support?
- Does my foot slide around in the shoe?
- Does the shoe fit me well?
- Does the shoe have good grip?
- Does the shoe have good arch support?
 
It is also important for individuals at risk for falling or who have a history of falls to get their feet examined by a Chiropodist/foot specialist who can make specific recommendations on footwear and help them prevent any further accidents. 
 
If you or a loved one suffers from frequent falls it is important to get your footwear checked out by a foot specialist/Chiropodist in order to see if this is another factor that can help reduce the number of falls experienced. 

 




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