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Posts for: September, 2015

By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 28, 2015
Tags: Foot Pain   ankle sprain   Sport Injury  

Alan Knott of South Carolina will be out for several weeks due to a high ankle sprain. The starting center, who has started 11 games in the middle of the offensive line, suffered the injury during the first half of September 19th’s loss against Georgia. Freshman Zack Bailey will replace Knott’s place in the starting lineup. Coach Steve Spurrier shared, “We’ve had a few injuries. I don’t know if we’ve had a whole bunch. We just haven’t ever played extremely well, and we have to try to play better.”

A sports related foot or ankle injury can become troublesome if left untreated, especially for athletes. If you have sustained an injured foot or ankle, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can properly provide you with the foot and ankle treatment you need. 

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

•           Plantar Fasciitis

•           Plantar Fasciosis

•           Achilles Tendinitis

•           Achilles Tendon Rupture

•           Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

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
September 21, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Socks   Diabetics   Shoes  

To prevent various foot problems that are known to occur in diabetics such as decreased blood flow to the lower extremities and nerve damage, diabetics should practice regular preventative measures. A simple daily foot care regimen can include washing the feet with mild soap and warm water, carefully drying the feet, and examining the feet for small injuries such as cuts or blisters. Any injuries found should be cleaned with mild soap and water before being covered with an appropriate dressing. Wearing clean socks and shoes will also keep the feet hygienic.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you have diabetic foot concerns, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide quality care for your diabetic feet.  

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

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
September 14, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain   arch support   Flip-Flops  

 Foot Flops is a Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based line of flip-flops that are heat-molded to the wearer’s feet to create the most precise arch support. The sandals are made of a blend of EVA and a patent-pending thermoplastic layer that is heated in a conventional oven before being removed and stepped on by the consumer. The foot is then rocked side to side with equal weight to allow for an optimal mold, and within 10 to 15 minutes, the flip-flops cool completely. The collection is expected to be ready for distribution at the start of next year.   

Wearing flip-flops for a long period of time can be harmful for the feet. To learn more, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

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

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
September 08, 2015
Tags: Foot Pain   Heel Pain   Achilles  

Dominika Cibulkova had been experiencing heel pain for nearly two years before undergoing surgery to shave down her bone spur. The tennis player has been kept off the court for five months to allow her Achilles to heal. “It was starting to bother me more and more,” said Cibulkova. “For two years I wasn’t in crazy pain but I was in pain.” Since her return, the athlete has been making a slow by steady comeback. In the last month alone, she has claimed defeats over Sloane Stephens, Kristina Mladenovic, and Ana Ivanovic.

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 contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 01, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot massage   Moisturize   Socks  

The summer season often leaves the feet in a battered condition due to humid weather and outdoor excursions. While many people will simply turn to a salon pedicure to rescue the feet, there are nine things one can do to rejuvenate the feet after summer: give them a long soak, treat them to a foot mask, use a buffer to buff the heels, exfoliate with a scrub, ice the toes if they are sore, use a foot peel, give the feet a massage with a rolling massager, paint the toenails, and moisturize the feet with a good lotion.  

Regardless of season or weather, everyday foot care should be practiced year round. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

Everyday 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. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

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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