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Description: http://media.healthday.com/images/editorial/HCH077.jpgA new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology has uncovered new evidence that aids in the understanding of cold feet. Scientists have pinpointed specific proteins in the blood vessels that cause a reaction when the body is exposed to cold. The body's normal response to cold is to restrict blood flow to the extremities, but in people with cold feet, the proteins overreact and limit circulationtoo much, causing overly cold feet and hands.

Cold feet due to poor circulation are a difficult condition to treat. If you are experiencing overly cold feet that you think might be due to poor circulation, you should seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein will give you a thorough examination to determine the cause of your cold feet and recommend appropriate treatment options.

What is Poor Circulation?

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries.

Plaque buildup or atherosclerosis results from excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. It usually restricts the amount of blood which can flow through the arteries. Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs are sometimes caused by inflammation in the blood vessels, known as vasculitis.

Causes

Lack of oxygen and oxygen from poor blood circulation restricts muscle growth and development.

It can also cause:

- Muscle pain 
- Numbness in legs
- Cramps
- Skin discoloration
- Weakness
- Slower nail & hair growth
- Stiffness
- Erectile dysfunction

To learn more about poor circulation in the feet and how it affects your health, 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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By Dr. Michael Stein
February 14, 2013
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Running   Foot Care   Walking  

Description: A guide to choosing the right shoes for the runner in youChelsea McKell, owner of 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 for 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 shoescan 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 chiropodist 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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http://cdn0.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/3787211/zimmermanw_12unf4.0_standard_500.0.jpgWalker Zimmerman is no stranger to the athletic world as several relatives have been successful in sports.  But despite the success of his family, his own success was not always a guarantee.  Growing almost four inches in two months as a 15-year-old helped lead to a diagnosis of Sever’s disease because the bones in his feet expanded at a quicker rate than the muscles and tendons could deal with.  This condition didn’t deter the now 19-year-old and his name now appears on lists of who Toronto FC should draft.

Sever’s disease is a condition that typically affects growing adolescents.  It can cause much pain and is dealt with through medical attention.  If you think that a young person you know is suffering from Sever’s disease, have them seek the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein can determine the cause of your pain as well as provide you with treatment options.

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is also known as calcaneal apophysitis, which is a medical condition that causes heel pain. 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.

Symptoms

Acute pain – pain associated with Sever’s disease is usually in the heel when the child engages in physical activity.

Highly active – very active children are among the most susceptible, because of the stress and tension placed on their feet.

Improper pronation – the rolling of the foot during walking or running. Obesity can be another cause of improper pronation.

Treatments

Medication- over-the-counter meds will help with inflammation and reduce heel pain.

One can also purchase shoe inserts which help support the heel and foot.

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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