We believe in helping our patients be proactive in the care of their feet. Below are some do’s and don’ts for keeping your feet healthy.
Regular exercise has many benefits to your feet and the rest of your body. Below are some tips to help ensure your fitness plan is safe and will not harm your feet.
Bunions are the result of a biomechanical problem that causes the big toe joint to move out of place and drift toward the second toe, producing the characteristic bump on the side of the big toe.
We want to offer some suggestions for showing these amazing parts of your body how much you value all they do for you. Below are 5 suggestions for improving your foot health and well-being.
June is Older Americans Month and we’d like to honor this portion of our patient population with some tips specifically geared toward the care of senior feet.
Below are 3 common foot concerns patients are more likely to bring to us at this time of the year:
Flat feet describe a condition where you have a partial or total arch collapse and your entire foot is in contact with the floor when you are standing.
One of the best ways for diabetic patients to protect their feet is by choosing appropriate shoes that are properly fitted.
These amazing parts of your body do so much and yet, are often just taken for granted until there’s a problem that limits the ability to live a normally active life.
September 22nd is Falls Prevention Day and the 10th anniversary of the National Council of Aging’s quest to reduce the top cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults.
As the last days of summer fade away and cooler autumn temperatures come our way, we at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC see a change in the foot complaints that patients bring to us.
Patients with diabetes face special concerns when it comes to foot care and health.
Bunions are a condition that patients frequently seek treatment for at Long Island Foot & Ankle Group, PC. A bunion is the outward sign of a problem with the bones inside your foot. Typically, the big toe begins to drift toward the second toe and over time, the bones in the toe shift out of place, causing the visible bump on the side of the big toe.
Bunions are a common affliction, especially for women. Caused by a combination of genetics and poor shoes, hallus vaxus, or bunions are a bump at the base of your big toe. Victoria Beckham, model and wife to famous soccer star David Beckham is notorious for her severe bunions caused by years of wearing high heels. In October of 2013, Beckham had a bunionectomy to remove the bunions and realign her toes.
How do I get bunions?
There are several ways that bunions can develop, although experts debate the causes. It has been proved though that wearing pointed shoes is a possibly factor. Recently, studies have shown that the condition might hold some genetic roots in it, since girls whose mothers had bunions seem to be more likely to develop the disorder.
What can I do to treat my bunions?
A bunion can usually be diagnosed by a simple examination by the doctor, though usually there will be an X-Ray to confirm the diagnosis. The doctors at Long Island Foot and Ankle Group are podiatrists who specialize in foot care and treating foot disorders.
There are various remedies which can possibly aid those suffering from bunions. Both non-invasive and surgical options are available, depending on the severity of the deformity. For some patients, orthotics that elevate your arches and help distribute pressure evenly across your feet might be beneficial.
Wearing comfortable shoes can prevent unnecessary confinement that can irritate the bunions further. Applying ice to the bunion can provide temporary relief by reducing soreness and inflammation.
For those with more severe bunions, a bunionectomy might be a suitable course of treatment. There are a few different options when looking at surgery to treat bunions, a few of which include:
- Cutting the swollen tissue from around your big toe
- Removing part of the big toe bone to straighten the alignment
- Joining the bones of the affected joints
At Long Island Foot and Ankle Group with offices located in Valley Stream and Lake Success, we specialize in helping people with foot disorders. To schedule an appointment phone Valley Stream (516) 825-4070 or Lake Success (516) 327-0074.