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By Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC
October 20, 2017
Tags: Bunions   Neuromas   Metatarsalgia  

Bunions happen when the big toe moves in the direction of the second toe because of a change in bone structure resulting in a rigid and bony bump at the bottom of the large toe, which is the location of where it connects to the foot. Our podiatrists, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., have many years of experience treating bunions and can provide you with the proper care you need to stop bunions before they get out of control. You can reach us at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill (860)-563-1200, Bristol (860) 582-0747, Middletown (860) 346-5226, Glastonbury (860) 633-6749, Newington (860) 666-2078 and Kensington (860) 828-9455, Connecticut. Our Patient Education section has further information about this and many other conditions.

Medical professionals may choose to have you undergo an x-ray to diagnose a bunion if they suspect it could be present. This method shows the distance that the big toe joint has travelled from the other toes. An MRI may also be utilized if the bone deformity is so advanced that it may cause other complications, such as fractures or nerve swelling. MRI’s are especially useful since they work through a magnetic field and wireless waves to generate multi-dimensional images of the injured foot.

Complications from this condition result in misalignment and thereafter metatarsalgia (swelling of the ball of the foot) or neuromas (swelling of a nerve between feet and toes). Those with this condition may not be able to where their usual shoes due to toes overlapping. Therefore, prompt treatment is required to prevent this condition from progressing to a point where normal shoes cannot be worn.

Early treatment of this condition can prevent later complications. When bunions get to an advanced state, they can severely hinder mobility and cause pain during normal routine activities. For these and many more reasons, please contact us at your convenience if you suspect that you may be developing a bunion and we will do our best to make sure that your bunion doesn’t stop you!

 

 

 

 

 

By Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC
October 04, 2017
Tags: Neuromas  

Neuromas are enlarged growth of nerves that are generally benign. They can develop into a significant problem that can have lasting effects for your foot and ankle health. Our podiatrists, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., can develop a treatment plan for dealing with your neuromas. We can be reached at Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill (860)-563-1200, Bristol (860) 582-0747, Middletown (860) 346-5226, Glastonbury (860) 633-6749, Newington (860) 666-2078 and Kensington (860) 828-9455, Connecticut. Also, don’t forget to visit our Patient Education section to learn more about neuromas via our website.

Neuromas generally form between the third and fourth toes and happen when there is rubbing and friction that harms nerves. This friction and pressure are usually due to shoes that don’t fit properly or a deformity in the bone structure. Indications of this condition include burning or numbness that travels from the ball of the foot to the toes. Other patients with this condition may experience cramping and severe pain that may be mistaken for stress fractures in the foot. This is why a proper diagnosis from a medical professional is helpful in developing the correct treatment to fix this condition.

Treatments will require wearing proper fitting shoes that have plenty of room, using orthotics to reduce the amount of pressure placed on the nerves and utilizing medications such as cortisone to minimize inflammation. Physical therapy can also be very helpful in stimulating proper nerve behavior. Neurolysis is another method of treatment whereby the damaged nerve is chemically abolished through weekly injections into the nerve site of a mixture of ethanol and anesthetic. This method is effective since nerves have tend to attract to ethanol and absorb it. After that process, the nerve that’s causing pain gets destroyed from the toxicity of the mixture. More than half the patients that undergo neurolysis have success in reducing pain caused by neuromas.

Since neuromas cause nerve damage, treatment for this condition is very important to the overall health of your foot and ankle. Please contact us to schedule a visit to end your neuroma pain.

By Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC
August 26, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions

Neuromas act as serious disruptors to your foot and ankle health because they numb the nerves in your feet! But don’t worry, because our team of doctors, Jeffrey S. Kahn, D.P.M., Richard E. Ehle, D.P.M., Craig M. Kaufman, D.P.M. and Ayman M. Latif, D.P.M., can help to treat this condition. Come visit us at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill, Bristol, Middletown, Glastonbury, Newington and Kensington, Connecticut.

 

Pain caused by neuromas can be very uncomfortable. Neuromas are not a slight condition and should be treated right away because they involve nerves. When nerves are at issue, treatment is required at the very early stages because nerve damage is irreversible. Neuromas are scars of nerve tissue that usually happen on the sensory nerve, after that nerve has been injured by heavy impact or any other serious trauma. Neuromas frequently happen in patients after surgery has occurred because the procedures can affect nerves. A neuroma forms as a knot. The wounds from neuromas can be very painful and can happen to anyone. Neuromas are usually treated with anesthetics to numb the nerves. One serious surgical procedure is to remove the entire nerve tissue. The doctor will find the nerve that contains the neuroma and cut it out. The end of the nerve will later be covered and aligned in such a way to prevent the onset of future neuromas. 

 

Physical therapy is a great form of treatment for neuromas. The physical therapist will recommend the best shoes and go from there. Usually, soft shoes with a wide toe box and low heel are the best options for the road to recovery. This is in stark contrast to narrow, non-padded shoes with high heels that have the opposite effect and are partially the cause of neuromas in the first place. These types of shoes basically aggravate neuromas. Of course, there are many other therapy treatments which include ultrasonography, deep massages or exercises that stretch the foot with precision. Ice is definitely beneficial to lower the swelling. 

 

Neuromas must not be ignored. Please contact our office today to receive the treatment you deserve!