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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
August 29, 2016

Jared Cook of the Green Bay Packers admitted that he felt a sharp pain in his foot while performing organized team activities. He originally didn’t think the injury was serious, however the team’s doctors suggested that he has preventative surgery. Cook says, “I’d rather be safe than sorry” in regards to the injury. There isn’t an exact timetable for Cook’s return to the team, but it is not expected to be imminent.     

If you require surgical consultation, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

When is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases where less invasive procedures have been unsuccessful. Conditions that often require surgery are listed below:

- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions

- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues

- Reconstruction for injuries caused by accidents or malformations

Types of Surgeries

The type of surgery you receive depends on the nature of the problem.  Possible surgeries include the following:

- Bunionectomy for painful bunions

- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones

- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings

Benefits of Surgery

Surgery can provide more complete pain relief than other options and may allow you to finally resume full activity.  Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated.  Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

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
August 15, 2016

C:\Users\jeff\Dropbox\BWMG Shared\Podiatry Marketing\Podiatry Pics (Garys Photos)\running injuries.pngBoth inexperienced and professional runners are prone to the occasional running injury. Injuries such as runner’s knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures can happen to anyone. Runner’s knee and shin splints can be prevented by strengthening the hips and making the hamstrings, calves, and quadriceps more flexible. Plantar fasciitis can be prevented by frequently stretching the calves and ensuring one wears the correct shoes while running. Prevent stress fractures by avoiding overloading the feet.

Running injuries, even with proper precautions, can still occur in many runners. If you are suffering from a running injury, visit Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

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
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
March 14, 2016

Number two in the world Romanian tennis player Simona Halep suffered from an Achilles tendon injury while playing at the Sydney International, in a match against French contender Caroline Garcia. Halep recalls, “I had pain in the second set. This Achilles pain is coming and going away.” Halep struggled to play during her matches, concerned about the sporadic pain from the Achilles injury. Halep had to withdraw out of the Brisbane International because of the injury.

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. If you believe you are having problems with your Achilles tendon, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel bone of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

- Inflammation

- Dull to Severe Pain

- Increased blood flow to the tendon

- Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot

- Snapping sensation

- Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise

- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If unable to immediately see your podiatrist, remember to Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate until then.

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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Westley (Cary Elwes) and Buttercup (Robin Wright) share a romantic 'Princess Bride' moment, while Elwes tries not to put weight on his foot. (20th Century Fox)Actor Cary Elwes—best known as the farm boy who becomes Dread Pirate Robert’s protégé then dies and gets revitalized a few times in Princess Bride—will release a memoir about the movie’s production in October.  The book is titled “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.”

In a recent discussion about the memoir on a panel at BookCon, Elwes revealed that six weeks into filming he broke his toe.  He said he was afraid that he’d lose the role if he asked for a delay, and instead suffered quietly on set.  He also admitted that many of his postures were based primarily on removing pressure from the swollen foot

Apparently, he broke the toe while driving Andre the Giant’s ATV by somehow wedging his foot under the pedal.

While the sheer willpower required to fence through crippling foot pain is impressive, ignoring and exerting a broken toe is ill advised.  If you are suffering from a broken bone in the foot or ankle, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will attend to any of your podiatric needs.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture). Another type of trauma that can break a toe is repeated activity that places stress on the toe for prolonged periods of time.
 

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

·throbbing pain
·swelling
·bruising on the skin and toenail
·the inability to move the toe with ease.
·toe appears crooked or disfigured
·tingling or numbness in the toe
·injured person experiences fever or chills throughout their body, and when there is an open, bleeding wound present on the toe.

It is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated on pillows. Swelling can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the broken toe for 15 minutes every two hours then taping the two toes together with medical tape. 

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

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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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