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Posts for: January, 2013

Description: Marky Mark's ingrowing toenail: Ellen DeGeneres got to inspect the results of Wahlberg's nail removal on her titular show this Thursday  Actor Mark Wahlberg had an ingrown toenail removed on his right big toe. Wahlberg showcased his toe post-surgery on the Ellen Degeneres show and appears to be making a good recovery. Wahlberg had suffered from toe pain since last year and decided to have the nail removed recently during a trip home. “The thing was just growing the wrong way,” Wahlberg said, “and the guy, Mickey O’Keefe, who played himself in The Fighter, his daughter-in-law, thank God, is a podiatrist (and she) came and cut half my toenail off,” said Wahlberg.

Receiving proper foot care is extremely important, and your toes should not be excluded from that care.  If you think you have sustained a toe injury such as an ingrown toenail, you should seek out a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein can diagnose any injuries that you might have and provide you with treatment options that work for you.   

Ingrown Toenails Causes

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

There are a number of risk factors for ingrown toenails. Some include cutting your nails too short, participating in strenuous sports, diabetes, obesity, and fungal infection. Some are genetically predisposed to ingrown nails, although wearing ill-fitting or damp shoes can exacerbate the problem.

Prevention

There are a number of steps you can take:

· Let your toenails grow out
· Soak the toes in hot water with antibiotic soap or Epsom salts
· Placing a piece of cotton under affected nail may allow toe to grow up

If however, your pain is severe, or you are dealing with an infection, you should see a podiatrist as soon as possible. Your podiatrist may make a small incision and remove part of the toe nail to relieve the pressure.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By Dr. Michael Stein
January 22, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Morton's Neuroma  

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 Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein 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 contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Mariely Orama, a medical assistant for the Athletic Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Center wraps Rosmarie Danchik's injured foot.Rosemarie Danchik had never set foot in the office of a podiatrist until she broke her foot at the age of 61.  After sustaining a fall while putting away Christmas decorations Danchik found herself in a wheelchair and facing reconstructive surgery.   Broken bones are not an uncommon complaint as people age because bones  lose calcium.  While not everyone can expect broken bones with age, foot problems tend to increase and can often be the early signs of a serious illness.  Aging does a number on people’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones which can mean an increased need for podiatric attention.  Diabetes can also sometimes be spotted by a podiatrist through routine care.  

If you are suffering from any podiatric complaints that may be related to age you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein can diagnose any injuries you may have sustained as well as provide you treatment options that work for you.

Geriatrics and Podiatry

When people age, some common issues that may occur are bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and even rough brittle nails. These issues may also affect your foot health without care.

It is important to take care of your feet because feet that are injured or diseases can affect your overall health and having painful feet hinders your ability to do daily activities.

As we age, health problems become more likely, so it is essential to visit your doctor for check-ups. It is recommended to check your feet frequently for any possible cuts, bruises, swelling, corns, etc.

Cracked or dry feet can be treated by applying moisturizer. It is also important not to wear old socks because the older the sock, the higher the chance of exposure to bacteria.

Lastly, good foot health means you can have a more active lifestyle.

If you have questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

 


Description: A guide to choosing the right shoes for the runner in youChelsea McKell, owner of www.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. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein 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.

To learn more about how these types of shoes play a role in fitness, visit our link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Physical therapist Pete Morro works with Tim Loftus, 49, of Marlboro on the AlterG Treadmill at ProCare Rehabilitation in Hazlet. Loftus, who has multiple sclerosis, walks weekly on the NASA-developed anti-gravity treadmill to maintain his mobility.'Many MS patients jump in a wheelchair and accept the progression of this disease,' he said. 'The AlterG is a tool that helps me fight it.'The AlterG, a treadmill system designed by NASA, can provide athletes and others with another option for rehabilitation after injury.  This treadmill was created to simulate walking on the moon and reduces the amount of weight put on joints during use.  “The most common conditions we’re using it for are orthopedic ones, such as stress fractures, heel spurs, knee replacements and tendonitis,” said Pete Morro, physical therapist and co-owner of ProCare Rehabilitation.  “These patients might need to be on crutches otherwise, but the AlterG accelerates their recovery, allowing cardiovascular conditioning and gait mechanics to progress normally without pain and enabling the return of full weight to an extremity – which promotes healing – to occur faster.”

Eliminating the pain associated with heel spurs is a huge leap forward in improving the lives of Americans who suffer from this kind of pain. If you’re experiencing significant pain in your heels, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein will examine your feet and diagnose any heel spurs you might be suffering from, as well as provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

Treatments

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If you have any of the following conditions, or wish to learn more please speak with your doctor. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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