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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 24, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions
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Swollen feet are a pretty common occurrence when it comes to pregnancy. Fortunately, there are ways to ease this symptom, all that can be done at home. For example, the buildup of salt in the body is one of the main causes of swollen feet in pregnant women. To have a handle on this, pregnant women should drink at least 7-8 glasses of water each day.

To further decrease swelling and increase blood circulation, massage your feet and ensure that they remain elevated. Soaking feet in either salt water or a solution of water and either peppermint or eucalyptus oil will also help reduce swelling.

Swollen feet can be easily treated at home with simple methods. However, if you would like the assistance of a podiatrist to help relieve swollen feet, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is over-pronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy, but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How can I keep my feet healthy during pregnancy?

·         Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly

·         Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot

·         Wear shoes with good arch support

·         Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet

·         Elevate feet if you experience swelling

·         Massage your feet

·         Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the feet

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 16, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Pedicures are not always a means of medical foot treatment for the average person, but they can be for the elderly. Maintaining foot health can be increasingly difficult for those of a certain age and pedicures make the task easier for the elderly and they can provide medical benefits. According to Salon PS District Manager Julie Delefice, "Many seniors can't see their feet as well as they used to and pedicures give us the chance to look for problems like broken toes, cracked, bleeding skin, thickening of toenails, ingrown toenails and nail fungus. If we catch a fungus quickly it can be treated." Nail fungus that is left untreated can become extremely painful or even lead to more serious infections. 

If pedicures can help the elderly prevent certain foot problems, this type of foot care can be very beneficial to them. To receive professional foot care, see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe.

For more information about Every Day Foot Care, follow the link below.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 10, 2014
Category: Foot Conditions
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Poverty a Factor for the Return of Gout in Britain

A combination of poor wage growth and increased food prices has caused the return of Victorian-age diseases such as gout, according to a report from the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), which represents doctors and health workers in Britain. Food poverty has been linked by the FPH to the rise of such diseases. “It’s getting worse because people can’t afford good quality food,” commented John Middleton of the FPH. “It is a condition we believed should have died out.” Poverty in Britain has been a topic of great debate since the global financial crisis. Wages have been consistently below the rate of inflation since 2008. Gout is a form of arthritis that can be caused by obesity and a diet rich in chemical compounds called purines, found in foods like sardine and liver.

Maintaining a proper diet is paramount in preventing gout and gout exacerbation. To learn more about the lifestyle choices you can make to help treat and prevent gout, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Confortiwill assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and answer any of your related questions.   

What is gout?

Diseases of the feet can affect the whole body, and symptoms usually arise within the feet. A condition like gout can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  The pain caused by this disease is often so agonizing that it requires elevation of the feet and some time off for them to fully recover.

Known in the past as “the disease of kings,” Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Some common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling. Although these are common symptoms of the diseases others include joint pain, extreme fatigue and a high fever. 

Gout can be treated by NSAIDs, which relieves pain and inflammation and other drugs which lowers the acid levels in the body.

For more information about gout, please 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
September 03, 2014
Category: Foot Care
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http://i2.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article4063649.ece/alternates/s615/flips.jpgRonnie McCuaig of Dumbarton, a recent survivor of prostate cancer, took on the 96-mile-long trail at West Highland Way to celebrate his victory. McCuaig was faced with a hurdle the day of his trek, however, when he cut himself while trimming his toenails. The resulting infection made hiking boots unwearable for the hiker, as they were too painful. McCuaig instead chose to wear sneakers; this did not last long, however, as they too were quickly made unwearable after a rainstorm. With no other option available, McCuaig changed into flip flops 42 miles into the trail and completed the rest of the hike. The hiker intends to wear flip flops when he hikes West Highland Way next year, this time wearing them the entire trail.

The prolonged wear of flip flops can create harmful foot conditions.  For more information about the harmful effects of flip flops, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer all of your foot- and ankle-related questions and provide you with quality treatment.

Flip-Flops and Feet

When the weather starts warming up, people enjoy wearing flip-flops.  Flip-flops are comfortable, stylish, and easy to slip on and off, perfect for any summer beach goer.  However, these shoes can cause harm to the feet.

How Can Flip-Flops Affect Me Long-Term?

  • Ankle problems
  • Hip problems
  • Lower back problems
  • Pain in the balls of the feet
  • Problems with foot arches
  • Changes in the way you walk

Are there injuries associated with flip-flops?

Yes.  Since flip-flops are relatively weak and do not provide the same amount of support as sneakers, people who wear flip-flops are more susceptible to injuries. On top of that, the open nature of the shoe makes your feet more prone to other problems, such as cuts and even infections.  Common injuries and ailments include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Cuts and Scrapes

I like wearing flip-flops, are there safe alternatives?

When buying flip-flops, try to find ones that have sturdy soles and are made of high quality materials that will support for your feet.  These flip-flops will cost more, but will also last longer as a result.

For more information about Flip Flops, 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 ankle injuries.

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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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