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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 27, 2015
Tags: broken ankle   broken toe   Foot trauma  

Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants has had to combat a season full of injuries. The player suffered a broken toe during the third preseason game against the Jets, placing him on short-term injured reserve for the first ten weeks of the season. After returning to the field, Schwartz was only able to make it one more quarter before he broke his ankle, officially ending his season. At the Giants’ minicamp in June, Schwartz shared, “My toe’s fine, I haven’t really felt it all this spring. My anke’s getting there, it’s just a matter of getting the repetitive pounding on the ankle. It’s gonna take time, I’ve got a couple of weeks now, five weeks to get it right.”

A broken toe is extremely painful and needs immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

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 contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 21, 2015
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Dr. Timothy Miller, an orthopedic surgeon at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is one of a number of physicians who are implanting Periscope, a live video-streaming app that allows doctors to stream surgeries. Dr. Miller has recently used Periscope to “scope” the surgical repair of a torn Achilles’ tendon to not only test the application but educate those watching. “This is an opportunity for medical education to go beyond the classroom,” said Miller, who believes that even the most experienced of physicians can learn more by watching live surgeries on their days off.  

Achilles tendon injuries are painful and may make it difficult to walk. If you have any concerns with your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

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 contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 13, 2015
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World War II veteran Robert G. Mueller was twenty-years-old when he faced the draft that would determine his future as a soldier. Mueller, a fan of their dress uniform, applied to the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces. He ended up being rejected. “They’d made me walk around barefooted and told me I had flat feet. They said, ‘We can’t take you, try the Navy.’” While at the time this was an upset for Mueller, his decision to follow the Corps’ advice and join the Navy ended up being the right one. “I probably wouldn’t be here if I’d gone into the Marines,” shared the 92-year-old Mueller.

Flat feet is a condition that can be aided with the help of a podiatrist. For assistance, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your podiatric needs.

What are Flat Feet?

Flat feet are a condition in which the arch of the foot is depressed and the sole of the foot is almost completely in contact with the ground. Standing about 20-30% of the population generally has flat feet because their arch never formed during growth.

Conditions & Problems:

Having flat feet makes it difficult to run or walk because of the stress placed on the ankles.

Alignment – The general alignment of your legs can be disrupted, because the ankles move inward which can cause major discomfort.

Knees – if you have complications with your knees, flat feet can be a contributor to arthritis in that area.  

Symptoms:

Pain around the heel or arch area

Trouble standing on the tip toe.

Swelling around the inside of the ankle.

Flat look to one or both feet.

Having your shoes feel uneven when worn

Treatment:

If you are experiencing pain and stress on the foot you may weaken the posterior tibial tendon, which runs around the inside of the ankle. 

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
July 07, 2015
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Jarell Martin, a first-round draft pick for the Memphis Grizzlies, has reportedly sustained a stress fracture in his foot that will keep him from participating in any summer league games. Martin stated, “We’ll see when we get back how things are going, but overall I’m getting better. It is very tough, but we’ve got to look for later on down the road and do what’s best.” The Grizzlies pick reportedly said he “overworked my body” during the pre-draft process.  

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can determine the severity of your condition and provide you with quality care.

Coping with Podiatric Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken as a result of overexertion or underuse.  As a result, the ankles and feet lose support when walking or running from the ground. Since these bones are not protected, they receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes the bones to form cracks.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress Fractures are very common among those who are highly active and involved in sports or activities that make excessive use of their legs and feet. Stress fractures are especially common among:

-athletes (gymnasts, tennis players, basketball players)
-runners/joggers
-osteoporosis patients
-those who engage in high-intensity workouts

Stress Fracture Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be either constant or periodic. The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness. Engagement in any kind of high impact activity will exacerbate the pain.

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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