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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 28, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Active Desks   Workplace  

Many people already understand that remaining sedentary behind a desk for a full work day can be detrimental for one’s health. To combat this issue, many workplaces have turned to active desks to avoid the damage created by sitting for long periods of time.

Researchers in Canada have discovered that standing and treadmill desks reduced sedentariness and improved mood without creating a great amount of workflow troubles. While treadmill desks offered greater health benefits, standing desks allowed for greater activity. 

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti 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 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 hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is 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.

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 22, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Recovery   Rehabilitation  

Michigan junior Caris LeVert is having trouble deciding his next step in his basketball career while in a walking boot. According to University of Michigan coach John Beilein, LeVert is still learning more about his possible place in the 2015 NBA draft and is deciding between returning for his senior year or moving on to a professional career.

After undergoing surgery January 21st for his full foot fracture, LeVert has been in the middle of recovery and rehabilitation. He looks to return to the court in May. The athlete’s health and recovery are heavy factors on his decision to stay with Michigan or move on to the NBA.

“Coming back next year would be very fun for me and very beneficial for me and the team as well,” LeVert said. “Going to the NBA would also be fun. That’s a lifetime dream. It’s definitely going to be a tough decision.”

Injured athletes often have to go through foot rehabilitation before they can return to the field. For more information, visit Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can provide you with professional treatment and guidance through foot rehabilitation.

Foot Rehabilitation for Athletes

Injured athletes are always looking for better, faster ways to aid their recovery and get back to the sport they love. To do this, podiatrists and physical therapists are often consulted so the injured athlete can get back onto the field as soon as possible. But rehabbing an injury is just as serious as the injury itself, and going through the motions of physical therapy or rehabilitation is a necessary process to keeping that injury at bay.

Sports Therapist or Physical Therapist?

If an athlete gets a foot injury, it is essential to receive foot rehabilitation to ensure proper healing. It is important for an athlete to become healed properly because if they attempt to get back into their game before they are physically well, they could re-aggravate the original injury or even suffer a new one due to their weakened state.

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 14, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Heel Pain   Plantar Fascitis  

Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers has not played a ballgame due to his ongoing heel pain since being pulled from the Future exhibition game between the Rangers and Cubs prospects in Arizona. The athlete has been seeing a team specialist for his soreness, and recently stated that he does not believe the pain in the back of his heel is related to his Achilles tendon. Gallo’s MRI results are currently unknown. There is hope that they will not reveal anything significant; the baseball player may not be able to play with the Rangers until September.

Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. If your heel is hurting consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

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 thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

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

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 07, 2015
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Kevin Durant   Post-surgery  

According to general manager Sam Presti, forward Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder will not be playing for the rest of the season after sustaining a foot injury. Durant is expected to be out for 4-6 months as he will be undergoing bone graft surgery on his right foot.

The surgery comes after a series of past surgeries to relieve soreness and repair a Jones fracture in the same foot. The forward has missed the Thunder’s first seventeen games of the season and has been limited to twenty seven games this season because of foot and ankle injuries. This season, Durant averaged 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary. If you are struggling with a foot or ankle condition, talk to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle needs.  

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
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

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

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

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

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

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201-986-1900
 
 
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