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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
August 27, 2014
Category: Foot Care
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Before racing in the final at Edmonton, Commonwealth Games champion Vicky Holland will be racing at the penultimate World Series leg in Stockholm. With the inflammation of her plantar fasciitis deterring her efforts earlier in the year, the Olympic triathlete understands how lucky she is to still be in the running. Holland is ending her season early to recover from the condition. “I’m not sure what the plan is at the end of the season, whether I will be in a boot or have shockwave therapy again or have injections … So it’s important for me now to finish the season early, address the issues I have and then go again.”

Plantar fasciitis can be treated in various ways, one method being shockwave therapy. For more information, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey.Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment option designed to treat bone conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and others. This technique is used on patients that do not respond well to physiotherapy. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity sound waves that are directed to the affected tissues of the body with pinpoint accuracy. The effects are very beneficial, leading to a production of collagen fibers, eliminating inflammation.

Who Benefits from Shockwave?

Shockwave is recommended for patients suffering from heel pain and associated problems. Heel pain is a common condition which can be caused by obesity, overexertion, and spending a substantial amount of time on hard floors with your feet exposed and unsupported.

Fast and Easy

The therapy is actually a simple process that can leave patients feeling better the very next day. Shockwave therapy is not as dramatic as it sounds. It enables more blood flow to effected areas, attacking the source of the problem so treatment lasts for a long time.

Treatment & Recovery Time

Shockwave treatment will enable your feet to recover quickly. This is especially important since surgery is not required. It is cost effective and does not require the use of anesthesia. This treatment is a better option to surgery, since it is proven safe.

For more information regarding shockwave therapy, follow the link below.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
August 21, 2014
Category: Foot Care
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Research that was conducted by University of Colorado doctoral student Jason Franz found that running while barefoot may not be beneficial body-wise. In the University’s Locomotion Lab, the research found that people run less efficiently while barefoot compared to running with lightweight running shoes on their feet. The experiments conducted studied runners’ oxygen intake and exhalation while they were running on a treadmill.

The results of the research stated the human body exerts three to four percent more energy while running barefoot compared to running with shoes. Franz speculates that the adjustments made while running barefoot require more energy.

Barefoot running is different from regular running in a few important ways. To learn the facts about running without shoes on, talk to podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can teach you about the biomechanics involved with barefoot running and help you transition into using this technique if you so choose.

Barefoot Running

The Impact of Barefoot Running
-Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
-Running barefoot requires a different way of running; the landing is done on the front part of the feet.

The Advantages of Barefoot Running
-When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
-It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
-Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.

The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running
-No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
-Blisters may form.
-Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
-Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.

So what can runners do to make barefoot running safe? It’s best to make a slow transition from running shoes to barefoot running. Once the feet begin to adjust, try walking, then jogging and gradually increasing the distance. Minimalist running shoes may also be an option.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located 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
August 14, 2014
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain   soldiers   foot blisters  

Thanks to the efforts of three former soldiers, awareness for war veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is being spread. Into No Man’s Land, a charity campaign created by Scott McFarlane, Steve Hartwig, and Jason McKenzie, is hoping to demonstrate the mental burden those suffering from PTSD have to endure by having its founders walk across Canada while wearing heavy backpacks.

The three ex-soldiers have begun to develop blisters after having to walk up to 32 miles each day. “The blisters, the physicAnchoral exhaustion, represents something tangible that people can see, but when people have PTSD it’s the emotional and psychological exhaustion that people don’t see,” Hartwig stated.

Blisters can exacerbate into painful and debilitating conditions if not treated properly. If you have sustained a blister and are seeking treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Confortiof New Jersey. Dr. Confortiwill attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

For more information about Blisters on the Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located 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
August 06, 2014
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CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown says thatthe shoes you wear can affect your health. Many people believe that foot size remains the same upon entering adulthood. However, after finding patients suffering from pain in areas such as the feet, legs, hips or back as a result of poor fitting shoes, doctors believe that foot size does not remain constant.

Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery stated, “One of the more uncommon things that we see is that a woman or a man will be trying to fit a size 9 foot into a size 7 shoe.” Feet should be measured at least once a year, ensuring proper shoe size and comfort. When shoes are too large or too small, the feet must compensate and work even harder.

Proper fitting shoes are essential to one’s overall health. For foot and ankle injuries, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat all of your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

For more information about Proper Shoe Fitting, follow the link below.

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

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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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