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Tuesday, 20 February 2024 00:00

If you are experiencing foot pain after a long day on your feet at work, you are not alone. The fatigue from standing all day can lead to discomfort, but if the foot pain persists, it may indicate more serious issues such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. Several factors contribute to foot pain and fatigue after working, including having inadequate support in your shoes, particularly if you are on hard surfaces like concrete or tile. Uneven pressure distribution within the foot and poor circulation can make the problem worse, leading to swelling and further discomfort. Additionally, existing foot conditions like bunions and Morton’s neuroma can intensify the pain. To alleviate foot pain after work, consider investing in supportive footwear with cushioned soles, taking breaks to stretch and walk, and wearing compression socks if circulation is an issue. Incorporating foot exercises and stretches into your daily routine can also help improve foot strength and flexibility, reducing the likelihood of pain. If foot pain persists, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. 

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Howard Abramsohn, DPM from Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

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

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Tuesday, 13 February 2024 00:00

Wound healing is a complex process that can be significantly delayed in diabetic patients due to various physiological factors. High blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes can impair the body's ability to repair damaged tissue by disrupting the function of immune cells, such as macrophages and neutrophils, responsible for combating infections and initiating the healing process. Additionally, diabetes often leads to poor circulation, reducing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the site of the wound, which is essential for tissue regeneration. Peripheral neuropathy, another common complication of diabetes, causes nerve damage and diminishes sensation in the extremities, making it difficult for patients to detect injuries and ulcers in their early stages. Furthermore, compromised immune function and increased susceptibility to infections further hinder the healing process. Managing blood sugar levels, maintaining proper foot care, and seeking prompt medical attention for wounds are crucial steps in minimizing the risk of complications and promoting effective wound healing in diabetic individuals. If you have diabetes, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can provide you with effective wound prevention tips, in addition to helping you manage this serious condition.

Wound care is an important part in dealing with diabetes. If you have diabetes and a foot wound or would like more information about wound care for diabetics, consult with Howard Abramsohn, DPM from Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates, LLC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

What Is Wound Care?

Wound care is the practice of taking proper care of a wound. This can range from the smallest to the largest of wounds. While everyone can benefit from proper wound care, it is much more important for diabetics. Diabetics often suffer from poor blood circulation which causes wounds to heal much slower than they would in a non-diabetic. 

What Is the Importance of Wound Care?

While it may not seem apparent with small ulcers on the foot, for diabetics, any size ulcer can become infected. Diabetics often also suffer from neuropathy, or nerve loss. This means they might not even feel when they have an ulcer on their foot. If the wound becomes severely infected, amputation may be necessary. Therefore, it is of the upmost importance to properly care for any and all foot wounds.

How to Care for Wounds

The best way to care for foot wounds is to prevent them. For diabetics, this means daily inspections of the feet for any signs of abnormalities or ulcers. It is also recommended to see a podiatrist several times a year for a foot inspection. If you do have an ulcer, run the wound under water to clear dirt from the wound; then apply antibiotic ointment to the wound and cover with a bandage. Bandages should be changed daily and keeping pressure off the wound is smart. It is advised to see a podiatrist, who can keep an eye on it.

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

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Friday, 09 February 2024 00:00

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning? If so, you should seek the professional help of your podiatrist and have a proper diagnosis performed. Heel pain can be caused by several different foot-related conditions.

Tuesday, 06 February 2024 00:00

Bursa, an important cushion between your muscles and bone, can sometimes cause heel pain if it becomes inflamed or irritated. This condition, called bursitis, often occurs due to repetitive stress on the ankle from running, jumping, and walking. Bursitis in the heel can make activities like walking or standing for long periods painful. Your heel may also be red and tender to the touch. You may be at an increased risk for this condition if you have a history of inflammatory arthritis or suddenly start intense workout routines. The good news is that with proper care and attention, individuals with heel pain from bursitis can find relief and improve their overall foot health. If you are experiencing persistent heel pain, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can diagnose the source of the pain, and provide personalized treatment.

Many people suffer from bouts of heel pain. For more information, contact Howard Abramsohn, DPM of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Associates, LLC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Causes of Heel Pain

Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  
  • Wearing non-supportive shoes
  • Weight change           
  • Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress-free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a condition of the past.

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Mt Laurel Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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