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Posts for: October, 2013

pregnancy feet Relaxing Blamed for Changing Foot Size in PregnancyResearch has shown that pregnant women taking the time to relax and not be on their feet too much can actually cause flat feet problems and changes in feet size.

According to theAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation published in Iowa, when women are pregnant and not on their feet as much, the size of their feet become bigger and in some unusual cases do not revert back to their original size after the birth of their child.

The research stated that the prolonged carrying of all the extra pounds presses on the arches and spreads the bones of the feet. In the completed research 34 of the subjects were found to have wider and longer feet due to extra hormones that occur during pregnancy. Fortunately, the research has shown that the changes in a woman’s feet usually occur only with their first child and not with another.

If you believe you suffer from foot problems as a result of swollen feet from pregnancy, it is best to seek a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment options for your feet.  

What foot problems arise during pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is over-pronation, 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 to keep feet healthy during pregnancy?

· Orthotics can provide extra support for your feet and helps to evenly distribute weight
· Try not to walk barefoot whenever possible
· Wear shoes with good arch support and allow good circulation
· 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 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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Achilles TendonAccording to research by Foot and Ankle International Journal, people who participate in casual activities have a higher risk of injuring their achilles tendon than professional athletes.

Research found 400 men in the study who hurt their Achilles damaged it because of recreational sports. Although athletes injure themselves frequently, it is less likely to happen with them than it is with people in recreational activities due to stretching and conditioning.

The older the participant is in recreational activities, the higher a risk they are at of injury. “Meanwhile, you’re at a higher risk because as you get older, your tissue gets less and less elastic, says Dr. Steven Raikin, author of the study.

Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury can be a painful ordeal. An injury like this can be managed by a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can examine your Achilles tendon, and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment.

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in our body. It is the tendon that connects the heel to the calf muscles. The Achilles tendon helps with basic movement in the legs like walking. As a result, the Achilles tendon can risk incurring Achilles tendinitis or a rupture. Those at risk include people who overexert themselves during physical activity.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms Include:

  • Inflammation
  • Tendon Thickening
  • Slower Movement Time
  • Severe Pain

Achilles Tendon ruptures are caused by the tendon ripping. There are more painful and immediate than Achilles tendinitis. There are surgical and non-surgical methods in treating Achilles tendon ruptures.

While no injury is avoidable, there are preventive measures that can lower your chances like:

  • strengthening exercises like squats and leg presses
  • Stretch your tendon before and after exercise
  • Wear comfortable footwear

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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Proper foot supportAs told by American Podiatric Medical Association spokeswoman Leslie Campbell, countless individuals wear shoes that do not have enough foot support.

As physical activity among average people increases, so do the occurrences of foot disorders, particularly for sportspersons. Recreational activities that require rapid side to side actions put your ankles in jeopardy, whereas things such as long distance running threaten heel spurs and pinched nerves.

“We see more young children coming in because they play sports like soccer and wear cleats, which are rigid, don’t absorb shock, cause fatigue and should be worn as little as possible,” Campbell says. Dr. Campbell also advises against wearing cleats off the field and warm up adequately so the joints are supple in the shoe. Kinesiologist Dr. Eugene Charles also suggests keeping feet elevated when at rest.

Proper support is important whether it’s everyday walking or participating in exercise or sport. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

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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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BunionsIn the journal PLoS One, researchers uncovered that conventional wisdom regarding flat feet is indeed true. The Framingham Foot Study, which measured foot posture in 3,000 adults, found that those with flat feet were more likely to have overlapping toes and adverse conditions such as hammertoe and bunions.

This is due to the flat feet having more pronation as opposed to high arched feet, which were shown to be less likely to have arthritis and develop painful foot conditions since high arched feet supinated as opposed to pronating. Fortunately, the study indicated no relationship between foot type and developing plantar fasciitis.

Having flat-feet can lead to complications down the road. If you think you have flat feet you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will diagnose any foot conditions you may have as well as provide you with a range of treatment options.

What are Flat Feet?

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees– if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the heel or arch area.
  • Swelling around the inside of the ankle.
  • Flat look to one or both feet.
  • Having your shoes feel uneven when worn.

If you feel that you have flat feet, or you know that you have them and think they are causing problems for you, don’t hesitate to contact a medical specialist.

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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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Quinton Coples Broken AnkleDespite defeating the Jaguars, the New York Jets sustained a costly loss as linebacker Quinton Coples suffered a broken ankle during the game. The injury occurred when Coples rushed quarterback Chad Henne, causing a fumble during the second quarter.

A broken ankle can be a tough injury to endure. If you suffered a broken ankle, you should seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can assess your injury and provide you with the best care for your feet.

Broken Ankles

A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. The tibia is the bone of the lower leg that is known to be the weight-bearing bone and is also more commonly called the shin. The fibula is the bone that is found on the outside of the leg and is smaller than the tibia. These bones are both attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankle fractures are very common since they occur in an area that suffers a lot of weight bearing and stress; therefore this area is more prone to suffering from fractures. There some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

- Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle.
- Swelling around the area.
- Colorful bruising of the area.
- Area appears to be deformed.

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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