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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
January 02, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ingrown Toenails   Prevention   Causes  

Ingrown toenails can occur when too much pressure is exerted on the toenails, typically on the big toenail. Ingrown toenails, if left untreated, are painful and can potentially lead to infection. Understanding your daily routine is vital to prevention. If you exercise often or wear high heels, take heed of your shoes. Improperly-fitting shoes and socks can both contribute to the development of ingrown toenails. Make sure to take proper care of your toenails, keeping your cuticles intact and cutting your toenails straight across.

Ingrown toenails can be an easy fix if treated properly. If you are suffering from an ingrown toenail, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection.

Causes

  • Bacterial infections
  • Improper nail cutting such cutting it too short or not straight across
  • Trauma to the toe, such as stubbing, which causes the nail to grow back irregularly
  • Ill-fitting shoes that bunch the toes too close together
  • Genetic predisposition

Prevention

Because ingrown toenails are not something found outside of shoe-wearing cultures, going barefoot as often as possible will decrease the likeliness of developing ingrown toenails. Wearing proper fitting shoes and using proper cutting techniques will also help decrease your risk of developing ingrown toenails.

Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a very treatable foot condition. In minor cases, soaking the affected area in salt or antibacterial soaps will not only help with the ingrown nail itself, but also help prevent any infections from occurring. In more severe cases, surgery is an option. In either case, speaking to your podiatrist about this condition will help you get a better understanding of specific treatment options that are right for you.

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 01, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Foot Pain   Prevention   Hammertoe  

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that usually occurs in the second, third, or fourth toe. The toe that is deformed usually bends in the shape of a hammer. Hammertoe is caused by wearing shoes that are either too small or too narrow. They can also be caused by wearing high heels which cause the feet to bend into an unnatural shape. Hammertoe can be extremely painful and it can make walking difficult for those who suffer from it.

To successfully correct a hammertoe and relieve the symptoms associated it, medical assistance may be necessary. If you are seeking hammertoe treatment, consult with podiatrist consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide you with quality treatment and assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.

Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a painful condition that affects the second, third and fourth toes involving different joints of the toe and foot. Hammertoe can be caused by many other conditions such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis, trauma or injuries to your foot, it can be hereditary and it can also be caused by a cerebral vascular accident. If you wear shoes that are too narrow or short for your feet, it may exacerbate any pain you already have.

It is really important to your overall well-being to seek out medical attention at the first signs of foot pain or anything that may hinder your ability to walk in a normal manner. Taking care of your feet is one of the first steps to being able to live a full and healthy life

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.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
March 07, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

Athlete’s foot is highly contagious and thrives in wet places like locker rooms, shared showers, and gyms. Athlete’s foot is a common skin problem that affects the areas between the toes and can spread further into the toenails and the feet. The condition, however, is simple to treat with over-the-counter medications like powders or topical creams. Treating athlete’s foot also involves taking care of your feet daily, keeping them clean, and allowing them to air out so that bacteria doesn’t grow further. It is recommended to see a podiatrist if at-home remedies are not effective.

For more information about how to treat and prevent Athlete’s foot, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Athlete’s Foot: The Sole Story

Athlete's foot, also known as tinea pedis, can be an extremely contagious foot infection. It is commonly contracted in public changing areas and bathrooms, dormitory style living quarters, around locker rooms and public swimming pools, or anywhere your feet often come into contact with other people.

Solutions to Combat Athlete’s Foot

  • Hydrate your feet by using lotion
  • Exfoliate
  • Buff off nails
  • Use of anti-fungal products
  • Examine your feet and visit your doctor if any suspicious blisters or cuts develop

Athlete’s foot can cause many irritating symptoms such as dry and flaking skin, itching, and redness. Some more severe symptoms can include bleeding and cracked skin, intense itching and burning and even pain when walking. In the worst cases, athlete’s foot can cause blistering as well. Speaking to your podiatrist will give you a better understanding of the different causes of athlete’s foot, as well as helping you figure out which treatment options are best for you.

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
January 25, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Care   Diabetics   Prevention  

Last month the Social Work Department at the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities by hosting a Foot Care Workshop for the diabetic patients of its Amputee Clinic. A large amount of the clinic’s amputee patients include adults aged 35 to 75 who suffer from diabetes. Activities included a presentation on proper diet for diabetics, a discussion on diabetes and foot care, and demonstrations on proper foot care techniques for patients.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you have diabetic foot concerns, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide quality care for your diabetic feet.  

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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