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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
October 24, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: bunions   High Heels   Genetics  

Many people, including celebrities, suffer from bunions, a deformity of the foot that can be caused by different factors. Bunions tend to affect women more commonly because of ill-fitting shoes such as high heels. Genetics also plays another factor. The condition occurs when the big toe, or hallux, leans outward toward your other toes, leading to an enlarged joint. Bunions can often rub against tight-fitting shoes, leading to pain and discomfort. Prevention is vital in ensuring that the bunion does not progress, as surgery is one of the only options to treat them.

Bunions can be very troublesome if they are not treated correctly. If you are having problems with your bunions contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is formed of swollen tissue or an enlargement of boney growth, usually located at the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot. The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot. This causes the area around the base of the big toe to become inflamed and painful.

Why do Bunions Form?

  • Genetics – susceptibility to bunions are often hereditary
  • Stress on the feet – poorly fitted and uncomfortable footwear that places stress on feet, such as heels, can cause bunions to form

How are Bunions Diagnosed?

Doctors often perform two tests – blood tests and x-rays – when trying to diagnose bunions, especially in the early stages of development. Blood tests help determine if the foot pain is being caused by something else, such as arthritis, while x-rays provide a clear picture of your bone structure to your doctor.

How are Bunions Treated?

  • Refrain from wearing heels or similar shoes that cause discomfort
  • Select wider shoes that can provide more comfort and reduce pain
  • Anti-inflammatory and pain management drugs
  • Orthotics or foot inserts
  • Surgery

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
October 17, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain   High Heels   Footware  

Wearing high heels for prolonged periods of time no doubt can lead to pain and aches, but they can also lead to long-term problems. According to a 2006 study published in the journal Angiology, “the use of high-heeled shoes increases muscular effort during walking and diminishes the leg venous pressure compared with barefooted.” The study is suggesting that high heels not only realigns the structure of our backs and legs, but they may possibly contribute to vein problems, because blood flow is disrupted.

High heels can create a myriad of foot and ankle problems. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.  Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock; you can buy either full inserts or metatarsal pads. 

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
August 22, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Care   High Heels   footwear  

The risks women face while wearing high heels are no secret; for decades, women have been made aware of the damage the feet sustain in high heels. Aside from causing pain and damaging joints, new findings suggest that wearing high heels can actively trigger low-level inflammation while the body struggles to adjust to an unnatural posture and gait. Some scientists believe that if such low-level inflammation becomes long term, the process can be destructive for the body. While the science is still unclear, high heels pose enough risk for women already.

High heels can create a myriad of foot and ankle problems. If you have any concerns about your feet consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.  Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock; you can buy either full inserts or metatarsal pads. 

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

Read more about the effects of high heels. 

By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
November 30, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Foot Pain   High Heels   New Design  

A revolutionary new design in high heels from Yasuyuki Yamada has come out of Japan that has a spring heel designed to be pressed down as you walk, alleviating the pain associated with wearing high heels. With the introduction of a spring in place of the traditional heel, each time you take a step in them, some of the shock is absorbed by the spring, allowing you to feel more comfortable walking and standing in high heels. This new design could help alleviate the pain associated with wearing high heels in women across the world.

High heels can create a myriad of foot and ankle problems. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

 If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems.  Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet.  Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising.  If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work.  Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock; you can buy either full inserts or metatarsal pads. 

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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http://wric.images.worldnow.com/images/3768783_G.jpgWomen who often bypass comfort for the sake of style are finding that this decision may be detrimental to their foot health, according to WRIC Newsroom. The current trend of sporting high, narrow-fitting, or strappy shoes leaves women with very poor or even nonexistent foot-support. The desire for fashionable shoes has even spread to teenagers; even they are suffering from foot pains.

After her sophomore year of high school Jordan Kennmore underwent surgery for the removal of a bunion. “It hurt even putting on sandals, it hurt. I’d go barefoot around a lot,” she states, now 20-years-old. “I don’t wear those a lot anymore. Special occasions, maybe, cause I don’t want to try and fit my foot into a tight and narrow space and have something go wrong.”

Many women regularly wear high heels despite their lacking foot-support. If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing high heels, consult with podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat your foot and ankle problems.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because they are associated with femininity.  Despite their appeal, they can cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

·         Ankle Joints
·         Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
·         Balls of the Feet
·         Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
·         Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain.  Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

·         Corns
·         Calluses
·         Hammertoe
·         Bunions
·         Morton’s Neuroma
·         Plantar Fasciitis

For more information about maintaining foot health while still wearing high heels, follow the link below.

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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