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Paramus, NJ 07652

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 26, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Poorly fitting shoes, such as high heels or just worn-out shoes in general, can lead to pain or discomfort in our feet. Pain and discomfort can also be caused by continuous stress on our feet, usually caused by strenuous exercise. To help alleviate these symptoms, there are 5 exercises you can do: tennis ball roll, calf stretch, flexed-feet wall stretch, towel foot stretch, and downward dog pose.

Exercising the feet and ankles regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important and often we forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 19, 2016

Zach Eflin discovered a stress fracture in his right foot early in August after having an MRI done on his knees. Eflin’s knees were troubling him, and through the MRI, he found that he has tendinitis. Eflin had to be placed on the disabled list after the discovery. It is predicted that the pitcher will be out for the rest of the season because of his conditions.

Stress fractures can become painful if left untreated for an extended period of time. If you would like assistance in treating a stress fracture, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 12, 2016
Category: Foot Care

Finding the right shoes for your children is important in ensuring that their growing feet will remain comfortable during school. It is recommended that kids with low arches will need shoes with control and stabilization while children with high arches should look for shoes with shock absorption. Always measure your children’s feet without socks on and shop later on in the evening, as our feet swell throughout the day. Children’s shoes should always be changed often as their feet are always growing.

Making sure that your children maintain foot health is very important as they grow up. If you have any questions contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

  • Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
  • Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices 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
September 05, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, aluminum chloride, “a chemical found in rocks and as ancient as the earth itself,” can reportedly treat hyperhidrosis. Found in various antiperspirant products, aluminum chloride is able to spread over sweat gland areas and thicken the water into a gel, effectively blocking the sweat glands.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis ankles contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices 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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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
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