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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 27, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Diabetic Feet   Infections   Neuropathy  

Those who suffer from diabetes are also prone to infections. It is important that blood sugar is regulated to properly prevent neuropathy or vascular complications. Peripheral neuropathy is described as the loss of sensation in the feet or legs, which can lead to injuries and ulcers going unnoticed. These injuries can progress into severe foot complications. Controlling your blood sugar involves seeing your doctor, regular maintenance of the feet, and refraining from smoking.

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 attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

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
June 20, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Pregnancy   Edema   Swollen Feet  

For pregnant women, this means that your feet will be or already have undergone changes. As women experience a natural weight gain, they may find that their feet and ankles become swollen. Pregnant feet begin supporting more weight as well as edema causes the feet to fill with fluid and ache. You may need to invest in larger shoe sizes, as “roughly 75 percent of pregnant women experience edema, especially by the time they reach their third trimester.”

Pregnant women with swollen feet can be treated with a variety of different methods that are readily available. For more information about other cures for swollen feet during pregnancy, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What foot problems can arise during pregnancy?

One problem that can occur is over-pronation, which occurs when the arch of the foot flattens and tends to roll inward.  This can cause pain and discomfort in your heels while you’re walking or even just standing up, trying to support your baby.  

Another problem is edema, or swelling in the extremities. This often affects the feet during pregnancy, but tends to occur in the later stages. 

How can I keep my feet healthy during pregnancy?

  • Wearing orthotics can provide extra support for the feet and help distribute weight evenly
  • Minimize the amount of time spent walking barefoot
  • Wear shoes with good arch support
  • Wear shoes that allow for good circulation to the feet
  • Elevate feet if you experience swelling
  • Massage your feet
  • Get regular, light exercise, such as walking, to promote blood circulation to the 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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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
June 13, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: flat feet   Orthotics   Foot Support  

Custom orthotic inserts are ideal for helping to correct foot conditions such as flat feet and can offer support for the overall foot structure. It’s also important that orthotics are maintained by cleaning them on a regular basis. When breaking in your custom orthotics for the first time, it is recommended to get a new pair of shoes that would have the best fit for the orthotics. Orthotics should be worn gradually for 2 hours on the first day, then adding about one additional hour to wear time each day after. If you feel discomfort from breaking in your orthotics, remove them immediately and reduce the wear time accordingly for your feet.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain, but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct over arched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you, or if you have a more severe foot issue, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and more severe heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses, and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist on the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain free.

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
June 06, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Corns   Calluses   Friction  

Corns and calluses develop as a result of repeated friction or pressure to the skin, but are easily treatable. Corns can develop anywhere on the toes and on the balls of the feet, usually caused by arthritis or poorly-fitting shoes. Removing your corns and calluses involves soaking them in warm water until the skin softens, then using a pumice stone to gently file the layers of skin off. Afterwards, apply lotion or cream that has salicylic acid, ammonium lactate or urea everyday.

For help dealing with corns and foot conditions, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Corns: What are they? And how do you get rid of them?

Corns are thickenings of the skin of your feet, often developed in areas under a lot of pressure. They are often layers of the skin that have become dry, rough, and painful, and are normally smaller than calluses.

Ways to Prevent Corns

There are many ways to get rid of corns such as wearing:
- Well-fitting socks
- Comfortable shoes that are not tight around your foot
- Shoes that offer support such as padding or cushioning

Treating Corns

Treating corns involves removing the dead skin that has built up in the specific area of the foot. Salicylic acid can help in getting rid of these corns because it dissolves keratin, which is the protein that makes up a majority of corns. Podiatrists recommend that people with diabetes not use salicylic acid and should consult with their podiatrist regarding the treatment of corns.

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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