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Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

Heel Pain Can Be Treated!

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning?

At eighteen months, a child’s foot is half the length of their adult feet. The majority of babies are born with flat feet, and most of the bones are fully formed at eighteen years of age. When children first begin to walk, it is vital to have them walk barefoot while indoors. This will help the toes become stronger by grasping the floor. When the first shoes are purchased, it is important to choose materials that are flexible and lightweight. Many children walk with their toes pointing inwards or outwards, and this will most likely be outgrown by approximately two years of age. If your child complains of foot pain, or prefers not to walk and be carried, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can properly diagnosis any potential foot conditions your child may have.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact one of our podiatrists of Sayville Foot Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.

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

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Monday, 03 June 2019 00:00

Who Is at Risk for Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the sesamoid bones, which can be found below the joint of the big toe. If you are a dancer or jogger, you may find that you experience pain in this area. You may also be susceptible to this condition if you have high arches, wear high heels, or have bunions. Symptoms to look out for are redness, swelling and warmth near the joint of the big toe. The level of pain may change depending on how supportive your shoe is. A podiatrist will be able to determine if you have sesamoiditis. There are a few treatment options for this ailment. First, you should find new, thick-soled shoes. Additionally, you can find orthotics that decrease the pressure surrounding the sesamoid bones. If you think you may have sesamoiditis, it is recommended that you contact a podiatrist in order to discuss an effective treatment plan.

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

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