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Heel PainBetween trekking around the mall and spending hours waiting in lines, your feet will probably take a beating this holiday shopping season.

Luckily Dr. Steve Roseberg, CEO/President of Foot Products Enterprises Inc., has provided solutions to protect your feet from Black Friday through the rest of the season.

On suggestion he has is to be aware of your arch, whether it is flat or pronounced, and wear shoes intended to offer good support for that foot type. If necessary, you can equip your footwear with insoles to make them more comfortable. Dr. Rosenberg recommends taking your shoes off when you get home for the day and soaking them in warm water.

Whether it’s the holiday season or any other time of year, you should pay attention to the health of your feet every day. With advice from a podiatrist such as Dr.Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle, you can learn all you need to know about protecting your feet from harm and avoiding injuries.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Morton's NeuromaWearing high-heels might be very popular in the fashion world, but they can result in serious health hazards down the road. People who wear high heels frequently are more susceptible to Morton’s Neuroma, a condition that causes pain or numbness in the feet.

High heels can also cause bunions, ankle injuries, and even bone deformities. Although high-heels are a staple in the fashion world, potential buyers should be cautious of the possible harms that these shoes can cause.

If you think you may be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma or other heel-related injuries, don’t be afraid to contact a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can help treat your injuries and prevent any permanent damage.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition. When a person has Morton's neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot. The podiatrist will also apply pressure to the foot or toe area to replicate the pain a person experiences when active. The podiatrist may also prescribe an x-ray to rule out other conditions or problems.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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BunionsSusie Schallert, 46, was told to go slow as a teen when her feet stopped growing and bunions started to reshape her toes.

That’s when the Van Nuys womandecided to undergo a surgical process to remove her bunions on her feet, and continue her dedication of dancing.

“They’re bad, they’re bad. She has toes on top of toes and bunions that look like golf balls on the sides, and the joints are gone. Can you imagine?” said Susie’s older sister, Patty. The postoperative procedure was a success. Four pins were placed in Susie’s foot. Susie will also be considering having a total joint replacement procedure in her foot.

Bunions themselves are a common problem people face, and can make it difficult for one to walk or move. If you are experiencing toe pain or foot pain that you think might be related to bunions, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth enlargement, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big to become inflamed and often painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

· Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary, particularly among Caucasians
· Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that place undue stress on feet, such as heels and stilettos, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Podiatrists knowledgeable in anatomy and foot structure can be able to diagnose bunions through the following two methods:

· Blood Tests – to help rule out other conditions while finding underlying causes to bunions, especially from disease
· If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: [image]Rasheed Wallace of the Knickshas re-retired. The announcement was made by Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald. The decision came two days after Wallace, 38, reinjured his surgically repaired left foot, which was giving him problems all season long.

Wallace’s injury continued to bother him until late February, according to Knicks. Wallace had a stress fracture in the foot, which would require regular-season ending surgery. The Kincks hoped Wallace would be able to contribute to the playoffs; instead he played only under four minutes on Monday, before having to leave due to foot pain.   

It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr.Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Frankel’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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