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Description: Master of the waves: Rocker Steven Tyler navigated his paddleboard with ease as he negotiated the waves in HawaiiSteven Tyler, front man for leading band Aerosmith, was diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma. Since the 1970s the lead singer would wear small shoes and his energetic stage performances caused him to suffer foot pain in the past. Tyler had posted pictures from his vacation in Hawaii with his family, displaying his deformed and swollen toes. According to Tyler, doctors stated the pain in his feet can be corrected with surgeries over time. However, his condition does not appear to be holding him back or slowing him down, especially during his family vacation.

Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that can be very painful and resulted in twisted toes if not treated properly. If you are experiencing pain in your feet, it is best to seek a podiatrist such as of Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C.  Dr. Hyman can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

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.

To learn more about Morton’s Neuroma and other nerve disorders of the foot, visit the link below

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

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013 21:39

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 21:38

Sever’s Disease Won’t Stop Soccer Player

Walker ZimmermanWalker Zimmerman is no stranger to the athletic world as several relatives have been successful in sports.  But despite the success of his family, his own success was not always a guarantee.  Growing almost four inches in two months as a 15-year-old helped lead to a diagnosis of Sever’s disease because the bones in his feet expanded at a quicker rate than the muscles and tendons could deal with.  This condition didn’t deter the now 19-year-old and his name now appears on lists of who Toronto FC should draft.

Sever’s disease is a condition that typically affects growing adolescents.  It can cause much pain and is dealt with through medical attention.  If you think that a young person you know is suffering from Sever’s disease, have them seek the care of a podiatrist such as Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C.  . Dr. Hyman can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide you with treatment options.


Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain. The disease is known to affect children between the ages of 8 and 14.

Sever’s disease occurs when part of the child’s heel known as the growth plate (calcaneal epiphysis) is attached to the Achilles tendon. This area can suffer injury when the muscles and tendons of the growing foot do not keep pace with bone growth.

Symptoms

Acute pain – pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually in the heel when the child engages in physical activity.

Highly active – very active children are among the most susceptible, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

Improper pronation – the rolling of the foot during walking or running. Obesity can be another cause of improper pronation.


Treatments

Medication- over-the-counter meds will help with inflammation and reduce heel pain.

One can also purchase shoe inserts which help support the heel and foot.

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Thursday, 07 February 2013 21:38

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Marcus CambyAccording to N.J. News Alex Raskin, the NY Knicks will lose center Marcus Camby about 2-4 weeks from a strained left plantar fascia. Veteran center Camby suffered the foot injury in a loss to the Pacers last week aggravating the injury. The Knicks are currently hampered with injuries tacking on  two other players and now in the midst of losing Camby. "It's another setback, but we've got to keep it moving." "We'll get him back rehabbed again and then try to get him back out on the floor when we can," said Knicks coach Mike Woodson.

If you are experiencing significant pain in your heels or the ball of your foot, where the plantar fascia is, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C. Dr. Hyman can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

 

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Weight change
  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices. 
  • Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis. 
  • Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

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

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 21:37

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Selecting the Proper Running Shoes is Crucial

Description: A guide to choosing the right shoes for the runner in youChelsea McKell, owner of UtahRunningGuide.com and former Brigham Young University cross-country athlete, urges those who have had trouble running not to give up.  As an avid runner McKell has experience with choosing running shoes and so she offers some tips to others looking to select the perfect pair.  
Buying running shoes a half to a whole size larger than what you’d normally wear is recommended because feet typically swell during exercise and need the extra room.  Getting a running-gait analysis is also recommended because it is a process that can assess the needs of your feet.  McKell also recommends not buying into trends, since everybody is different.  

As McKell points out, getting the proper running shoe is vital to a good workout and learning the difference between walking and running shoes can help you get the most out of your workout and prevent injuries. In order to further help you with your exercise regimen, it is recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C.  Dr. Hyman can work with you and give you a better understanding how your feet are affected by both running and walking shoes.

Walking

Flexibility – walking shoes are designed to have soft, flexible soles. This allows the walker to push off easily with each step.
Heel – walking shoes also have a beveled or angled heel. This helps absorb shock and puts less pressure on the ankles.

Running


Light Weight – running shoes are generally made of more lightweight material to reduce the amount of weight your body needs to lift with each stride.
Thicker Soles – running shoes also provide shock absorbers that reduce the rippling effects of impacting the ground during each stride.

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Seventeen year old Alyssa Gialamas competed in the 2012 London Paralympics swimming events. Gialamas was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition affecting the joints and muscles. Out of the pool Gialamas relies on her leg-foot-ankle orthotics to stabilize her joints and support her muscles. Gialamas competed with 34 other elite U.S. swimmers at the games.

Gialamas shows that foot and ankle orthotics can allow anyone to regain full mobility. Her condition did not force her to sideline herself for the games, and now she proves that foot conditions and foot injuries are something that can be overcome. If you have a need for orthotics, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C. Dr. Hyman can work with you on treatment options for your foot conditions that might require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.

Orthoses


Orthoses are devices used to correct physical impairments that are caused by scoliosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or foot deformities..

Orthoses include ankle foot orthosis, thoracolumbosacral orthosis, knee orthosis and wrist hand orthosis. When orthoses were first made, plaster of Paris molds were made of the patient and then materials like plastic, elastic, metal or a combination of those materials.

Different Types of Braces

-The Boston Brace
-Used to assist patients who suffer from scoliosis.
-The Charleston Bending Brace
-This is worn only at night, the design of this brace is built to correct the curve of the                                         
scoliosis.
-The Milwaukee Brace
-Used for mid-back curves. This brace consists of a plastic pelvic girdle and a neck ring. This brace is rarely used but patients with a curve very high in the spine can benefit.
-A knee orthosis is a brace worn to given the knee strength. Ostero arthritiscan cause significant pain, knee braces allow a person to remain active.

Orthoses have changed over the decades as new material and technology have advanced.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Milburn NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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Description: Ever the style icon: She may be pregnant, but Fearne Cotton still looks every inch the fashion queen in pink loafersThe Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton was seen out and about in London on Thursday, wearing a fake fur coat along with pink slippers as she made her way into work. According to DailyNews Fearne, is now in her seventh month of her first pregnancy, and has given up her usual pair of stilettos and is instead opting for more comfortable footwear. Earlier this month Fearne caught a cold and was unable to make it into work. DJ Sarah Cox was able to fill in for her, as it’s been confirmed she will be her maternity cover.   

During your pregnancy, you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Howard Hyman of The Podiatry Center, P.C., to make sure your feet remain healthy during your pregnancy.  Dr. Hyman can diagnose any problems you may be experiencing as well as provide you with advice on proper footwear choices while being pregnant. 

What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?


One problem that can occur is over-pronation, 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 in Milburn NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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