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By Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC
August 27, 2017
Category: Foot Injuries

Foot Injuries can lead to foot and ankle issues because the foot and ankle work in conjunction to offer support and mobility. Athletes in particular are at a much higher risk of obtaining foot and ankle injuries because of the high stress they place on their feet. Contact our office to learn about the many types of foot injuries that can happen to you unless you take the proper precautions. It is important to learn about how significant it is to prevent foot injuries since the foot includes 25% of your body’s bones. The feet therefore provide the essential balance required to conduct your daily activities. Without the proper use of your feet, routine tasks are made unnecessarily tough. Foot injuries can have many causes as to why they occurred. It is therefore very important to have foot injuries looked at by a health professional with expertise. 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., will help to ensure that any risks of further complications are prevented through a regimented treatment schedule. Visit us at the Connecticut Foot Care Centers, LLC, located in Rocky Hill, Bristol, Middletown, Glastonbury, Newington and Kensington, Connecticut. Athletic foot injuries as mentioned above are also very difficult to diagnose and treat. The foot is under a large amount of stress and absorbs remarkable forces. The most common of these injuries is trauma.  Other sources of injuries to the foot happen because of inadequate warm-ups, overly exhaustive workouts or bad fitting footwear. Foot injuries also occur in children in high frequencies since most of the injuries occur during playing sports, which children take part in frequently.

 

Management of foot injuries is also very important and is determined by the size of the injury, such as whether it’s a fracture or any other type of serious harm. Fractures that are very small can be treated via the use of a cast. Physical therapy will likely be necessary thereafter to help return the range of motion for the ankle that was present before the injury. 

    

 

 

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!