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Posts for: August, 2013

Hyperhidrosis of the FeetFor some, summertime is the season to expose your feet in the latest shoe trends and keep them constantly out in the open. However, for others, the warm weather is a hindrance and bothersome to their feet. Several people suffer from hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating, and summer might be to blame for it.

Not only do you sweat under your arms and in other areas in warm temperatures, but feet do not get away with it either. Especially for women who in the summer tend to wear more open shoes, this conditions becomes more serious. "Hyperhidrosis on feet is a big problem for many women," said Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist from New York City.  Botox is usually recommended in people who suffer from hyperhidrosis in their feet to prevent excessive sweating and sliding. Those with a minimal case of hyperhidrosis can minimize moisture by putting anti-perspirant on the feet.

Having sweaty or excessive moisture in the feet can be bothersome and appear unhygienic. Keeping your feet in check by a podiatrist such as Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay is an important solution for your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

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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High Heel Foot ProblemsThose who love high heels know the superficial benefits of their beloved footwear; offering height and a fashionable appearance. However according to writer Karen Appold of Lehigh Valley, PA; these benefits do not trump the risks.

According to Appold, high heels affect your body’s gravity and alignment impacting back and posture support. High heels can also place your foot and ankle to turn in an outward position, causing risk and injury to your ankles. Another reason according to Appold is that the back’s normal s-curve acts as a shock absorber, causing stress to be minimized on the vertebrae. High heel usage causes low-back spine flattening and displacement from the head and spine.

Wearing high heels can cause discomfort or difficulty in standing or walking, if you have concerns over the usage of high heels you should seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can provide you with more information on alternative footwear as well as further details on foot and ankle pain you may be experiencing from heels.

Wearing High Heels and How it Affects Feet

High heels affect what parts of the body?

· Joints in the Ankle
· Balls of the Feet
· Achilles Tendon
· Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
· Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What problems can arise from long term use of high heels?

· Calluses
· Corns
· Morton’s Neuroma
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Bunions
· Hammertoe

For more information on maintaining proper foot health while wearing high heels, 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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Obesity and your feetMichelle Schneider and Dave Dunn work while walking on a treadmill at Evolent, a health-care startup in Arlington, Virginia. Researchers are searching to combine both physical activity and working, trying to see if the combination could allow more people to burn off glucose that accumulates in the blood stream.

Michael Jensen, a researcher at Mayo Clinic is on the phone and on a treadmill at the same time. Meanwhile, Australian researcher David Dunstan uses a speakerphone to increase his mobility in his office. Both are trying to find the link between idleness and premature death. Based on their findings, both researchers have remained on their feet for most of their day.

Jensen explains that he and his colleagues at Mayo, in Rochester, Minn., were studying weight control when they discovered that some people "spontaneously start moving round and don't gain weight" when they have overeaten. "This really got us thinking about this urge to move," Jensen says, "and how important that might be for maintaining good health."

Your feet are just as important to the rest of your body.  If you think you may have sustained a foot injury or developed a foot illness due to weight you should seek out the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose your condition as well as provide you with treatment options that work for you.

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling.

Problems and Complications

Extra Weight - Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet.

Diabetes - People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has an impact on your feet.

Plantar Fasciitis - Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger this, which is an inflammation of tissue along the bottom of the foot. 

Solutions 

Footwear - Specially made footwear that supports your joints, arches, and ankles, and allows room for good circulation is a great option to mitigate pressure and pain.

Orthotics - These special inserts are inserted into shoes to absorb shock and also support your arches to keep your feet properly aligned.

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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.


Prevent Running InjuriesResearchers in the U.K designed a shoe that makes use of tiny springs typically used in mattresses in order to absorb shock when the foot strikes the ground.

Jim Richards, a researcher at the University of Central Lancashire said injuries happen to more than 70 percent of runners annually despite improvements in running shoe designs being marketed.

“Shockwaves are generated when a runner’s foot hits the ground, which may lead to foot and leg injuries such as shin splints, runner’s knee, or stress fractures,” states Elizabeth Palermo of TechNewsDaily. "If you had a car suspension with just a damper and no spring in it, then you'd have a very bumpy ride," Richards quoted in a statement regarding this year's Summer Science Exhibition. "Therefore, having a shoe that incorporates both provides a much-improved shock-absorbing system compared with existing technology."    

While the creation of this product hopes to help prevent injury, injuries may still occur.  If you have sustained an injury while running or wish to learn more about how to prevent running injuries 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 as well as provide you with treatment options.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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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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