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Posts for: May, 2015

During a game against the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival lost his balance while skating backward and broke his ankle. According to a statement from the Blackhawks through Dr. Michael Terry, Rozsival suffered a fractured left ankle. The defenseman will require surgery to repair it and is not expected to return to full hockey activity until next season.

To ensure that a broken ankle completely heals, treatment should be sought right away. For assistance, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles

The ankle consists of three bones- the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The tibia and the fibula are the two bones that connect to your knees. They sit directly above the talus bone, which is protected by a fibrous membrane and allows slight movement in the ankle joint. A break usually occurs in one of these bones after the foot is twisted too far, a strong impact like jumping from a great height, or repeated stresses like running.

Diagnosis

If you suffer an ankle injury, it is essential that you receive a correct diagnosis. One of the first signs that the ankle is broken is an inability to put any weight on it. There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury. Your doctor may also order an x-ray be taken to determine the exact location and extent of the injury.

Treatment

Without proper care, a broken ankle may not heal properly and could cause arthritis and instability later in life. Therefore, seeking proper treatment is essential to making a full recovery.

There a number of steps you can take to accelerate the healing process however. Elevating your feet above your head and icing the ankle can reduce pain and swelling.

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

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By Foot Doctor of the East Bay
May 26, 2015
Category: Toenail Health
Tags: fungus  

Say goodbye to drug therapy and find out the easy way to get clearer nails from your San Leandro podiatrist.

Could unsightly toenails rob you of another summer of sandals and beach time? Don’t let toenail fungus ruin your vacation or just timeNail Fungus outside enjoying the glorious weather. Your San Leandro podiatrist is here to help get you fungus-free so you can enjoy another wonderful season.

What is GenesisPlus?

This revolutionary laser technology is FDA-cleared to increase clear nails in those with toenail fungus due to onychomycosis. This handheld laser sends heat energy through the nail to target and destroy the fungus without harming the healthy nail or surrounding skin.

Is laser toenail fungus treatment painful?

One of the nice things about getting laser treatment from your San Leandro podiatrist is that you can treat your toenail fungus effectively without needing painful or invasive treatments. While some patients may feel a warming sensation during the course of their treatment, this is typically painless and not bothersome.

How many laser treatment sessions will I need?

Usually one treatment is enough to kill the fungus completely; however, your San Leandro podiatrist might recommend a second treatment in a few months to make sure the infection has completely gone away.

Will I see results right away?

A clearer nail won’t show up immediately after treatment, but most nails will be healthier looking after about 12 weeks.

Will my fungus be gone for good?

Unfortunately, fungus is everywhere, and while this laser treatment is effective at killing the current fungal infection, you can experience a reinfection. If you are worried about developing toenail fungus again, then it’s time to talk to your San Leandro podiatrist about ways to prevent this problem from happening to you.

We are the first East Bay area podiatry practice to use this state-of-the-art laser treatment for treating toenail fungus. So if you’ve tried other treatments and they’ve been unsuccessful, don’t give up! Schedule a laser fungus treatment with your San Leandro podiatrist, Dr. Michael, with Foot Doctors of the East Bay.


Ultraviolet sanitizers are reportedly capable of removing infection-causing fungi and odor-creating bacteria from shoes. One particular advice has been shown to lower the levels of fungus in test pairs of athletic shoes and leather shoes. The StericShoe involves an insert for each shoe, plugs into a wall socket, and comes with citrus-scent cartridges to help reduce odor. The device has received a Seal of Acceptance from the podiatry association.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

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

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Music sensation Usher had recently undergone surgery to repair a fractured foot. The performer did not let his injury keep him from putting on a show, however; at the 2015 Global Citizen Earth Day concert in Washington, D.C., Usher hit the stage with a crutch and leg brace.

The singer performed his classic hits as well as covering John Legend’s Oscar-winning song “Glory” and The Beatles’ “Come Together”. Surprises further came with a guest performance by Common.  

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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

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Burning feet, medically known as neuropathy or paresthesia, is characterized by painful tingling sensations in the feet. The condition—which is more common in the summer—mainly occurs due to damaged and weakened nerves in the legs, which are more prevalent as one ages.

The prickling sensation associated with burning feet can be treated at home with mixtures containing water and either ginger juice, hawthorne, or thyme. Any of these remedies will relieve pain and help promote blood circulation.

Aside from neuropathy and paresthesia, several nerve complications can ail the feet. For assistance with a nerve disorder in your lower extremities, visit one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors can provide you with a specific diagnosis and work with you to alleviate your symptoms.

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two nerve disorders of the foot and ankle called Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. These conditions affect the hands as well, and are caused by stress and genetics. People who suffer from Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are prone to serious pain and inflammation in the area.

Pain that is associated with Interdigital Neuroma is often from local inflammation in the nerves in the front of the foot. Symptoms include pain, burning, and/or tingling sensations of the toes.

There are several steps a doctor will take to determine if one has Neuroma such as: radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery is not required in many instances, and should only be considered when the patient is suffering from persistent pain.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that is less common than Interdigital Neuroma. It only seems to affect patients who have severe ankle pain which begins in the bottom of the foot extending all the way to the calf.  In other instances one may encounter partial numbness and atrophy if the cases are extreme.

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

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