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35-year-old New York City resident Denise Maione-Schwind has undergone ‘Cinderella surgery,’ or a Bunionplasty, to correct the bony bump on the side of her left foot that has been keeping her from comfortably wearing high heels. Determined not to wear flats on a night out, the flight attendant would often spend her evenings at home to avoid pain caused by the bunion. Despite the severity of the procedure, Denise was able to walk within a week. Since having fully recovered, Denise now happily wears any shoe she desires without having to endure any pain. The NYC resident even hopes to one day run the New York Marathon, which would have been a difficult and painful feat prior to surgery. 

To avoid extended pain, consider bunion treatment as soon as possible. For more information about bunion treatments, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The enlargement is formed of swollen tissue or boney growth. This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot. The area around the base of the big toe may become inflamed, red, and/or painful.

Formation

Genetics – people who are susceptible to bunions are often genetically predisposed.

Stress on the feet – wearing improperly fitting shoes or running and walking with improper form may cause stress on the feet. Wearing high heeled shoes puts the weight from the body onto the toes, causing further stress and bone displacement.

Diagnosis

A podiatrist who specializes in foot structure and bio-mechanics will be able to diagnose bunions.

Blood Tests - testing the blood for gout or arthritic conditions can help identify the causes.

Radiological Exam – a podiatrist will request an exam to identify the bunion by taking a look at the bone structure. If the x-ray shows an enlargement of the joint near the base of the toe, this usually indicates a bunion.

For more information about Bunions, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
September 16, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Pedicures are not always a means of medical foot treatment for the average person, but they can be for the elderly. Maintaining foot health can be increasingly difficult for those of a certain age and pedicures make the task easier for the elderly and they can provide medical benefits. According to Salon PS District Manager Julie Delefice, "Many seniors can't see their feet as well as they used to and pedicures give us the chance to look for problems like broken toes, cracked, bleeding skin, thickening of toenails, ingrown toenails and nail fungus. If we catch a fungus quickly it can be treated." Nail fungus that is left untreated can become extremely painful or even lead to more serious infections. 

If pedicures can help the elderly prevent certain foot problems, this type of foot care can be very beneficial to them. To receive professional foot care, see Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle needs.

Every Day 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.

For more information about Every Day Foot Care, follow the link below.

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 of your foot ankle injuries.

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On the Hunger Games set in Berlin, Germany, Michelle Forbes, who plays the character of Lieutenant Jackson, received several injuries. The injuries came as a result of stunts gone awry and the intense production schedule, with Forbes spraining an ankleand injuring a knee. An insider from the set told FOX411, “She is recovering and seeing a specialist,” also stating that the film set is “pandemonium.”

Contrary to what was reported from the source on set, a Lionsgate-affiliated insider denied the existence of any injuries and reported that filming is running on schedule. Liam Hemsworth, another Hunger Games star, was also disclosed to have sustained an injury; in photos from on set, the actor is shown to be limping, suggesting an injured ankle.

Treatment for ankle injuries is possible at home, but having the input of a doctor is always helpful. If you would like information on self-care for an ankle injury, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

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

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful.

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.

For more information about Ankle Sprains, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Clifton and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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By gary@drjeffreyconforti.com
March 18, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Medical student Sarah Cebron, center, talks about foot care with Mike Flynn.The University of Colorado had students and staff participate in the Undeserved Interprofessional Health Training and Education program to help provide foot care for 75 homeless. The four year strong program consisted of six faculty members and eighteen students administering podiatric services such as clipping toenails, giving foot-related toiletries and checking for any potential conditions such as fractures, open wounds or bunions.

Nurse practitioner Jan Beezley, who is one of the leaders in this program, believes this program gives students confidence to work in urban areas where patients often contend with poor health conditions. “These students are really mission-driven and motivated,” Beezley said, “they’ve added this on top of med school.” The event took place in the St. Francis Center homeless shelter.

Everyone needs to know how to provide everyday foot care for themselves and their loved ones. For more information, come and see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can educate you and your family about how to properly care for your feet.   

Every Day 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. Also make sure that the socks fit properly and are not uncomfortably tight.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about Everyday Foot Care.



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
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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