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nerve disordersDwyane Wade Miami Heat guard was sidelined recently due to a nerve irritation in his left foot. According to Wade the he initiated a warm-up when his foot gave him difficulties and then proceeded to the locker room. The trainers later officially diagnosed him with “foot drop,” which is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles that hoist the foot, according to USA Today.

"I started feeling a little something in my foot, getting a little numbness," Wade said. "But you don't think nothing of it. As time went on it started going up my leg a little bit, so the nerve going up my leg kind of shut down. Weirdest thing I've ever (felt). When I was out there and moved around and warmed up, I felt I couldn't feel my foot. So I didn't want to do anything."

Sensitivity or numbness in the foot or ankles is often caused by nerve damage. If you are suffering from ankle or foot pain, it is important that you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael A. Stein of East Bay. Dr. Steincan examine your feet and determine the best treatment option.   

Nerve Disorders of the Foot and Ankle

There are two common nerve disorders of the foot and ankle; Interdigital Neuroma and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. The areas affected by these disorders include the hands, in addition to the feet, and both are typically caused by stress or genetics. Those sufferers of the disorders usually deal with serious pain and inflammation around the area.

Local inflammation in the nerves at the front of the foot is the typical cause of the serious pain mentioned earlier. Symptoms include the obvious; pain, but also include burning, and/or tingling sensations in the toes.

Doctors follow several steps when determining if a patient has either of the two disorders; Neuroma’s require radiographs, MRIs, and bone scans. Surgery, in this case, is a last resort option and only when the patient reports chronic and consistent pain.

For more information, contact our office 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
November 28, 2013
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Arthritis   Foot Pain   Joint Pain   Inflammation  

Arthritic Foot CareSebastian Sundquist is one of only around 24,000 children under the age of 18 living in Canada who suffer from arthritis. Sebastian has been an arthritic patient since he was just four years old, although his parents didn’t believe him when he first started feeling symptoms.

When his joints got so painful that he needed help getting out of bed in the morning, they took him to the doctor, who informed them that he had arthritis. That was eight years ago, and now Sebastian is on medicine that makes his condition much more manageable. He participates in activities like martial arts and swimming, and takes routine medicinal injections.  “I get shots every week and a blood test every month, so honestly, a few shots into the knee isn’t that bad,” he said. “When I first got them I felt like a pin cushion, but now it’s okay.”

Arthritis is a joint condition common in the lower extremities. Arthritic pain can be managed with help from a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein can diagnose cases of arthritis can give you the best care possible for your condition.

Arthritic Foot Care

In our lifetimes we walk 75,000 miles, putting a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints in our feet. As we age, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if you add arthritis to that combination, joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care becomes imperative at this point.

Start taking better care of your feet by buying better fitting shoes. Hammertoes, neuroma, and bunions form when our shoes fit poorly. Buy shoes with a lower heel and with more room in the shoe. Rheumatoid arthritis will cause you to lose your arch. Buying shoes with arch support will help, as will buying shoes that contour to your foot.

Leave a fingers width between your foot and the shoe. If your finger cannot fit inside your shoe when it is on your foot, it is too tight. Buy rubber soled shoes.

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If you have any questions, feel free to call one of our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasonton, CA, or Los Gatos, CA. We offer the best in diagnostic and treatment technology for any complication you might have.

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