Friday, 21 June 2024 00:00

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 00:00

A broken toe can result from various causes, including direct trauma, stubbing the toe against a hard surface, or dropping a heavy object on the foot. Sports injuries, accidents, and even sudden, forceful movements can also lead to a toe fracture. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. While minor fractures may heal with rest and home care, it is important to know when to call a podiatrist. Seek medical attention if there is intense pain, visible deformity, numbness, or if the toe is cold or pale, indicating poor blood flow. Persistent swelling and an inability to move the toe also warrant a professional evaluation. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is vital to prevent complications and ensure proper healing of a broken toe. If you have any of the above symptoms and believe you may have fractured your toe, it is suggested that you seek prompt attention from a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat broken toes.

Broken toes may cause a lot of pain and should be treated as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Amir Shalev, DPM from Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What Is a Broken Toe?

A broken toe occurs when one or more of the toe bones of the foot are broken after an injury. Injuries such as stubbing your toe or dropping a heavy object on it may cause a toe fracture.

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • Swelling
  • Pain (with/without wearing shoes)
  • Stiffness
  • Nail Injury

Although the injured toe should be monitored daily, it is especially important to have a podiatrist look at your toe if you have severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms include worsening or new pain that is not relieved with medication, sores, redness, or open wounds near the toe.

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

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Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Plantar fasciitis significantly impacts quality of life, primarily due to persistent heel pain. This condition involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running along the bottom of the foot, often resulting in stabbing pain, particularly during the first steps in the morning or after periods of inactivity. The pain can range from a dull ache to sharp discomfort, making walking, standing, and engaging in daily activities challenging. Symptoms can include heel pain, stiffness, and swelling. Common causes are overuse, wearing improper footwear, obesity, and excessive standing or walking on hard surfaces. Relief options include rest, stretching exercises, proper footwear, and orthotic devices to provide arch support. In severe cases, medical interventions such as corticosteroid injections or surgery might be necessary. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to manage it and prevent further complications.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact Amir Shalev, DPM  from Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

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

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Tuesday, 04 June 2024 00:00

Common sports injuries that affect the ankle and foot include sprains, strains, swollen muscles, and fractures. Acute injuries, such as sprains, occur suddenly due to a specific incident like twisting the ankle. These injuries result in pain, swelling, and instability, often requiring immediate attention. Chronic overuse injuries, like plantar fasciitis, develop over time from repetitive stress and can cause persistent pain and stiffness. Ankle sprains happen when the ligaments supporting the ankle stretch or tear, typically from a sudden twist or impact. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty bearing weight. Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running along the bottom of the foot. It causes sharp heel pain, especially in the morning or after prolonged activity. If you have persistent foot or ankle pain from sports participation, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for professional guidance. A podiatrist can provide an accurate diagnosis, treatment plan, and preventive strategies to help you recover and return to your sport.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Amir Shalev, DPM of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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

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