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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 22, 2015
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In a recent study conducted by the New York University Langone Medical Center, a majority of parents view their kids as “about the right weight” despite an increase in the rates of childhood obesity over the last several decades. Children’s diets are reaching 3,000 calories a day, an amount young bodies cannot handle. Type 2 or “adult-onset” diabetes can develop in overweight children as young as 8, which can result in damage to the nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet. 

Maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle can promote not only foot health, but overall health. To learn more, speak with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with quality podiatric care. 

Obesity and your Feet

Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling. Being overweight is one of the main contributors to foot complications.

Problems & Complications

Extra Weight – Even putting on just a few extra pounds could create serious complications for your feet. As your weight increases, your balance and body will shift, creating new stresses on your feet. This uneven weight distribution can cause pain, even while doing the simplest tasks, such as walking.

Diabetes – People who are overweight are at serious risk of developing type-2 diabetes, which has a drastic impact on the health of your feet. As you get older, your diabetes might worsen, which could lead to loss of feeling in your feet, sores, and bruises. You could also become more prone to various infections.

Plantar fasciitis – Pressure and stress that is placed on muscles, joints, and tendons can trigger plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of tissue that forms along the bottom of the foot. 

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
June 16, 2015
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Children of all ages are prone to experiencing various foot and ankle conditions that should not be ignored. Active children in particular are more likely to sustain foot and ankle problems. Some conditions are more common than other conditions, such as flatfoot, Sever’s disease, clubfoot, bunions, and growth plate injuries. Many people make the mistake that children grow out of foot conditions. It is important that children receive an evaluation by a podiatrist to determine the diagnosis and whether or not they will require treatment.

Making sure that your child has the proper foot health is important as they grow up. If you have any questions contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.

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’. 

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
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

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
June 09, 2015
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According to the College of Podiatry, women have approximately four times as many foot issues as men do. Many podiatrists contribute this to the wearing of high heels. A 2014 survey by The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) found that 49% of all women wear high heels even though 71% of those women report that high heels hurt their feet. Calluses, hammertoes, bunions, and neuroma are several of the problems that can develop from wearing high heels. As time passes, problems can also travel up the legs. Experts agree that women should try to wear heels that are 3 inches or less, aim for thicker wheels, and be aware of their posture to avoid the problems associated with high heels.

High heels can negatively affect your feet if they do not offer enough support. If you would like to learn more, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

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
June 03, 2015
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Kyle Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers had scored just 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting in the team’s game against the Chicago Bulls when it was revealed post game that he was playing on a strained right foot. Irving claimed to notice the injury in Game 2 of Cleveland’s first-round series against the Boston Celtics. He underwent tests shortly within the week. “I have been trying to get treatment since then,” Irving said. “I just have to stay ready to play. There are no excuses. And I have to play through it.”

Full recovery is much more difficult if one continues to play sports with a foot or ankle injury. If you would like assistance with an injury, see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assess your injury and provide you with a quality treatment plan.  

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 and ankle 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

For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.

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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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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