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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
April 25, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: biomechanics   Running Shoes   Footware  

What are the differences in running footwear? There are many various types of shoes that you can wear when training and all are determined by performance. Different types of running shoes include oversized, minimalist, motion control, pronators and supinators, and more. Finding the best running shoes for yourself involve taking your feet’s biomechanics, your weight, experience, and injury history into consideration.

Proper fitting shoes are essential for runners. For more information about proper shoe fitting and its benefits consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Proper Shoe Fitting

When it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit with the biomechanics of your body, owning properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

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
April 18, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Diabetes   Obesity   Diabetic Symptoms  

Diabetes can be a very serious and life-threatening disease if not treated immediately and properly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “there is an emerging epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity.” The recent statistic suggests that patients be mindful of their health and focus on exercising more often. Common symptoms of diabetes includes frequent urination, constant thirstiness, being hungry often, wounds are not healing as quickly as they should be, blurry vision, discoloration on your skin, neuropathy, nerve pain or numbness. It’s important to be aware of any potential diabetic symptoms, as your feet can become prone to serious side effects of diabetes such as ulcers.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you believe you are having problems with your diabetic feet, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

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
April 11, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Gout   Gout Causes   Gout Symptoms  

If you suddenly find that your feet are in excruciating pain, it may be because you have gout. Gout has historically known as the “disease of kings,” and symptoms include swelling, warmth, and redness in the big toe, ankle, and knee areas. Gout can be caused by many different factors such as a diet of red meats or beer which can increase uric acids levels in your body’s blood. The buildup of uric acid can then lead to inflammation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “at least 4 percent of American adults” are affected by gout.

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

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
April 04, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Arthritis   Acupuncture   Osteopathy  

Arthritis symptoms can be both debilitating and detrimental to everyday activity. Singer Paul Young discusses his battle with lifelong arthritis in his fingers, treating his condition with acupuncture and osteopathy. Arthritis can affect small joints throughout the body, including the feet and toes as well as the hands and fingers. According to orthopaedic surgeon Shyam Gunaratnam, two types of subgroups of arthritis exist, primary and secondary arthritis. Primary can be caused by aging and genes, while secondary is caused by physical injuries or trauma. Symptoms include swelling, inflammation, pain and discomfort, and the condition can be treated by methods such as cortisone injections or surgery.

The feet are one of the most common sites for arthritis to occur in the body. If you are struggling with arthritis in your feet or ankles, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, including your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In certain forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

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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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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