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Tuesday, 26 September 2023 00:00

Tips on Running Shoes for Beginners

Finding the perfect pair of running shoes is the first step for any beginner embarking on their running journey. Your choice of footwear can significantly impact your comfort, performance, and overall running experience. It may help to have a podiatrist analyze your gait, arch type, and foot shape in order to guide your purchase. Consider where you plan to run most frequently. Different shoes are designed for specific terrains, such as road running, trail running, or even treadmill running. Comfort should be a top priority when trying on running shoes. They should feel snug but not too tight. Make sure there's ample room for your toes to wiggle and breathe. Take your time to try on several pairs and jog around the store to get a real feel for how they perform. Also, remember that running shoes have a limited lifespan, typically ranging from 350 to 500 miles, depending on terrain, running style, and body weight. Keep track of your mileage and be prepared to replace your shoes when they show signs of wear and tear. For more information on finding the right running shoe for you, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist. 

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact the foot specialists from Certified Foot Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

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

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Pregnancy is a remarkable journey that brings joy and anticipation. However, along with the many changes within the body, some discomforts can arise, including foot pain. This type of pain is common, and understanding its causes can help expectant mothers better manage it. One of the primary reasons for foot pain during pregnancy is the increased weight and pressure placed on the feet. As the baby grows, so does the strain on the feet which could lead to arch and heel pain. Hormonal changes also play a role, as they can cause ligaments to become more relaxed, leading to instability in the feet. Swelling, a common pregnancy symptom, can also contribute to foot pain. Fluid retention causes the feet to swell, which can lead to discomfort and pressure on the arches. Finally, changes in gait and posture during pregnancy can lead to altered weight distribution, potentially causing pain in various areas of the feet. In conclusion, foot pain during pregnancy is a common but manageable issue. Understanding its causes can empower expectant mothers to take steps to alleviate discomfort and ensure a more pleasant pregnancy experience. If you would like to have additional information about foot pain during pregnancy, it is suggested that you consult 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 foot specialists from Certified Foot Care. 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 offices located in Larchmont and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2023 00:00

Do You Suffer From Painful Feet?

Painful deformities, such as hammertoes, can be treated. Stop living with foot pain, and have beautiful feet again!

Tuesday, 12 September 2023 00:00

Care for Senior Foot Health

As people age, their bodies undergo various changes, and the feet are no exception. Senior citizens often encounter a range of foot problems that can significantly effect their mobility and overall quality of life. One of the most common issues is arthritis, which can cause pain, stiffness, and reduced joint flexibility. Additionally, decreased blood circulation and thinner skin make seniors more susceptible to foot sores and slow wound healing. To prevent these conditions, seniors must prioritize foot care. This includes wearing comfortable, supportive shoes, maintaining proper hygiene, and inspecting their feet regularly for any signs of problems. Regular exercise can also help improve circulation and reduce the risk of foot ailments. By taking proactive steps to care for their feet, seniors can enjoy greater comfort and mobility. If you have questions about elderly foot care, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact the foot specialists from Certified Foot Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

The Elderly and Their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away. Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

  • Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet and can hide many life-threatening medical conditions.
  • Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.
  • Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:
  • Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
  • Shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Pressure sores
  • Loss of circulation in legs & feet
  • Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

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

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Tuesday, 05 September 2023 00:00

Causes and Treatment for Sever’s Disease

Sever's disease, which is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common ailment affecting young athletes. This condition arises during the child's growth spurt years when the heel bone's growth plate becomes inflamed as a result of repetitive stress. Sporting activities involving running and jumping can exacerbate the condition. The intensity of physical activity, coupled with the bones growing at different rates, puts strain on the developing heel. The result is pain and tenderness that can disrupt a young athlete's active life. Thankfully, effective treatments exist. Rest and activity modification can help to alleviate pressure, in addition to elevating the affected foot. Performing stretching exercises that target calf muscles and wearing supportive, cushioned footwear also can aid in recovery. Consulting a podiatrist is important for an accurate diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan. With appropriate care, Sever's disease can be managed, ensuring a smoother journey toward adulthood's peak physical performance. If your child has heel pain, it is suggested that you consult this type of doctor who can treat Sever’s disease.

Sever's disease often occurs in children and teens. If your child is experiencing foot or ankle pain, see the foot specialists from Certified Foot Care. Our doctors can treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain I none or both feet. 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. Therefore, the constant pain which one experiences at the back of the heel will make the child unable to put any weight on the heel. The child is then forced to walk on their toes.

Symptoms

Acute pain – Pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually felt in the heel when the child engages in physical activity such as walking, jumping and or running.

Highly active – Children who are very active are among the most susceptible in experiencing Sever’s disease, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Larchmont and Brooklyn, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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