Monday, 10 May 2021 00:00

There are a variety of reasons why many people experience foot pain. It can develop gradually from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, from enduring a sudden injury, or as a complication from conditions originating elsewhere in the body. Common types of foot pain can include gout, stress fractures, ankle sprains, or Achilles tendon injuries. Gout is considered to be a form of arthritis, and can develop from genetic factors, or due to diet. An ankle sprain requires immediate medical attention that will ensure proper healing. Patients who frequently run may experience a stress fracture, which is a hairline fracture in the bones in the feet. Any type of foot pain can be properly diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist. It is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist if you have any foot pain.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with the podiatrists from Denville Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

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

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Sunday, 09 May 2021 00:00

Unsightly toenails or cracked heels? If your feet are still suffering from the harshness of this past winter, schedule an appointment to give them the care they need.

Monday, 03 May 2021 00:00

Your feet undergo many changes while you are pregnant. Two of the most common changes are overpronation and edema. Overpronation refers to a pattern of walking in which the feet roll inwards. This is usually due to having flat feet or fallen arches, which also often occurs during pregnancy. Overpronation can be treated by wearing orthotics. Edema refers to swelling and affects the feet and ankles in pregnant women. Elevating your feet frequently may help reduce swelling. While pregnant, wearing the right shoes is more important than ever. Your shoe size and width may change due to swelling or fallen arches, so it is helpful to have your feet measured and buy roomy, comfortable shoes that fit correctly. For more information about foot health during pregnancy, please consult with a podiatrist. 

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with the podiatrists from Denville Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What Foot Problems Can Arise During Pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is overpronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How Can I Keep My Feet Healthy During Pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

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

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Monday, 26 April 2021 00:00

Sesamoiditis is a foot condition in which the sesamoid bones, which are located beneath the big toe joint, are injured, leading to symptoms such as foot pain, stiffness, redness, swelling, and difficulty walking. This injury is usually caused by increased pressure on the ball of the foot from sporting activities like running, basketball, football, golf, tennis, and ballet. People who have feet with high or low arches and those with prominent big toe joints may be at an increased risk of developing sesamoiditis. Another potential cause for this condition is wearing high heeled shoes, which put the balls of the feet under increased stress. If you are experiencing the symptoms of sesamoiditis, please seek the care of a podiatrist.

Sesamoiditis is an unpleasant foot condition characterized by pain in the balls of the feet. If you think you’re struggling with sesamoiditis, contact the podiatrists of Denville Foot and Ankle. 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 Denville, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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