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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 25, 2016
Tags: Foot Pain   ankle sprain   ankle injury  

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that connect bone to bone tear apart. Unfortunately, ankle injuries are very common in the sport of netball. Prophylactic tape and bracing can be used in order to prevent ankle sprains. There are different benefits that come along with taping your ankle compared to bracing, and vice-versa. A benefit of using tape is that it can be manipulated to fit your foot; however, the tape tends to loosen after about thirty minutes. A benefit of braces is that they provide extra support, but they cannot be tailored to fit a person’s foot.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office 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 18, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   shoe choice   shoe fitting  

Although high heels have a bad rap for harming our feet, flats and sneakers are not far behind when it comes to hurting our lower extremities. Our feet have a natural padding of fat that protects and cushions them from a very young age. With overuse and poor support from particularly flat shoes, that fatty cushioning wears down over time. In order to reduce the chances of injury, podiatrists suggest alternating shoe types and using orthotic inserts.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern 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 proper 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, improper 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 the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting 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 feel free to contact our office located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
July 11, 2016
Tags: Foot Pain   foot injury   ankle   ankle injury  

Golfer Chris Crawford’s family friend Bill Hanaghan recently suffered an ankle injury. While trying to run above a trap on the sixth hole mid-game, he suddenly heard a snap: Hanaghan breaking his own ankle. Hanaghan was admitted into the nearest hospital, but unfortunately had to miss Crawford’s golf event. 

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office 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 04, 2016
Category: Foot Care

A study by Athletics Weekly suggested that paper tape can be used to prevent blisters. They found that runners who applied surgical tape to their feet before a race are less likely to get blisters on those areas compared to areas without the tape. Since paper tape is very smooth, it decreases the amount of stress under the tape which prevents blisters from forming. While the study suggests interesting findings, it is best to consult a podiatrist for information on bunion prevention.

Untreated blisters can worsen and make mobility extremely difficult and painful. For quality blister treatment, see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Confortiwill attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Blisters on the Feet

When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain.

What is a Foot Blister?

A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected.

How do they Form?

Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily.

Prevention & Treatment

Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop.

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
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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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The Valley Hospital
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