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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 29, 2014

sports injuriesBoxer Timothy Bradley, claims his last bout with Manny Pacquaio was a loss due to painful blisters Bradley had developed on his feet. Bradley claims that his performance was hampered by his decision to refrain from wearing socks in the ring. Angry with his protégé’s excuse, Bradley’s trainer Freddie Roach issued a profanity-laced statement about how the condition of his feet shouldn’t affect his performance in a fight. Fortunately, the two boxers will face each other in a rematch soon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hopefully without any exuses.

It is not recommended to play sports with a foot or ankle injury. If your foot or ankle is injured, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle conditions.

Playing Sports with Foot Injuries

Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include:

  • Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
  • Stress Fractures
  • Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
  • Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
  • Strains

There are many types of treatments that are necessary to keep the injury from becoming more serious. Ice is often used to reduce swelling and inflammation while applying a compression bandage can help reduce pain and stress on the foot. For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 23, 2014
Category: Foot Care

children's foot healthFor kids who are overweight or non-athletic, running can be a fun and effective way to stay in shape. It doesn’t require any equipment beyond proper footwear, making it very accessible, and if kids have family members or friends to run with, it can serve as a positive bonding experience.

The bones of most children and young adults are still developing, so it’s important that they are properly supervised and taught good running techniques to avoid injury. To be as safe as possible, kids shouldn’t run every single day, and should also try to participate in other activities that strengthen different muscles.

It’s important to monitor the health of your kids’ feet, especially if they do a lot of athletic activities. If you have questions about maintaining children’s foot health, talk to podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will give you professional advice about how to care for kids’ developing lower limbs.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

· Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
· Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

Children of all ages are constantly developing and growing, and as a parent you want to make sure that nothing is hindering their maturation.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 15, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions

Grindstaff, Brewer take comeback trail to become All-AmericansEast Tennessee State junior Christian Brewer is an avid competitive runner. Unfortunately, during his last year in high school Brewer sustained a broken femur bone. Brewer struggled to recover from his injury, even doubting himself because of the intense pain from his workouts. But he was determined. Brewer entered the 2014 NAIA indoor nationals tournament, and finished seventh in his division, close to his school’s top runner in terms of time. Brewer is majoring in sports management and wants to continue to be involved in track and field after graduation.  

Foot surgery may aid you in recovering from a foot or ankle injury. If you are contending with a podiatric injury or condition, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can determine whether surgery fits your needs or not.  

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, when it is undertaken, if can provide more complete pain relief than before, and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Such techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 08, 2014

(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport)At the beginning of March, Brooklyn Nets player Brook Lopez received surgery to help repair a torn tendon and tighten lateral ligaments in his left ankle. It has been confirmed by Brooklyn GM Billy King that Lopez suffered two ankle sprains, one in November and the other in December of the 2013 season.

The 2013 All-Star center was sidelined in the beginning of 2014 after undergoing two procedures on his right foot. The surgery will hopefully not cause a delay in Lopez’s return to the court. Lopez has also fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, an injury that required immediate surgery to repair. Despite his injuries, he ranks No. 7 in the NBA in Player Efficiency Rating at the time of injury.

Anyone can suffer from an ankle sprain. If you sprained your ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your ankle sprain in addition to any other foot or ankle condition.

How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?

Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration

How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.

Preventing Sprains

  • Wearing appropriate shoes
  • Stretching before participating in physical activity
  • Knowing your limitations

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

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broken footPolice reports indicate Justin Bieber’s performance on several recent sobriety tests say that he told officers he has a foot injury. This injury, Bieber claims, prevented him from passing the line test. Bieber’s injury is reportedly a hairline fracture in his right foot that resulted from a skateboarding injury three months ago.

Additionally, it needs to be noted that the report also describes Bieber as being “agitated and condescending”, making use of frequent profanity when brought to the police station. Also, Bieber’s injury was not mentioned or even noticed after the test was given according to the report.  This raises questions on the validity of Bieber’s excuse.

Even if it’s not an excuse for everything, a broken foot can affect just about anyone. If you or a loved one sustained a broken foot, come see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can address your broken foot’s needs with care and professionalism.    

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot ‘breaking’, or fracturing. Bones typically break when the bone is bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury.  

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

· Bruising
· Pain
· Redness
· Swelling
· Blue (foot)
· Numbness
· Cold
· Misshapen
· Cuts
· Deformities

Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed. This is especially urgent if any of the symptoms include numbness, blue coloring, cold feet, cuts, misshapen toes or deformities as these indicate more severe cases.

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

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