Wednesday, 17 July 2024 00:00

Foot or ankle pain can negatively affect your day-to-day life and can occur due to several different conditions. Pain can also be an indicator of a more serious underlying condition, which is why you should seek professional help as soon as you notice any abnormalities in your feet.

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 00:00

When facing a foot, ankle, or lower leg injury, patients often choose between a traditional hard cast and a modern air cast boot. An air cast boot, which encases the injured area in an air cushion within a hard plastic shell, offers several notable benefits. Primarily, it provides both stability and mobility. The adjustable air cells within the boot can be tailored for optimal comfort and support, reducing the risk of swelling. The boot's design also allows for limited movement, encouraging gradual weight-bearing and strength recovery. Unlike hard casts, air casts can be removed, which makes activities like showering easier. Additionally, the hard shell provides protection against impact, while the non-skid sole provides safety and stability. Air cast boots are versatile, suitable for minor injuries, and can be used as transitional support after a hard cast is removed. They are lightweight, customizable, and affordable. If you have a broken foot or ankle injury, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to see if an air cast is right for you. 

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact Soorena Sadri, DPM from FootWorx Active Podiatry. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

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

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Thursday, 11 July 2024 00:00

Custom orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts tailored to an individual's unique foot structure and needs. They are created based on detailed assessments and molds of the feet, ensuring a precise fit. These orthotics aim to improve foot function by providing optimal support, alignment, and pressure distribution. Athletes can benefit from custom orthotics by enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injuries. These devices offer better shock absorption and stability, important for high-impact sports. People with medical conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, arthritis, and diabetes, can find significant relief through custom orthotics. They help alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and improve overall mobility by addressing specific issues related to these conditions. Trying custom orthotics is a proactive step towards better foot health and overall well-being. For the best results, if you want to try custom orthotics, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist for an individualized assessment and orthotic fitting specific to your needs.

Experience a transformative solution to heel pain and foot pain through the personalized benefits of custom orthotics and shoe inserts. If you’re grappling with the persistent agony of plantar fasciitis, these customized inserts are designed to alleviate the strain on the plantar fascia, providing targeted relief. Engineered to adapt to your unique foot anatomy, custom orthotics tackle not only plantar fasciitis but also general foot and heel pain, offering unparalleled support and comfort. Don’t let every step be a reminder of discomfort; step into a world of tailored well-being. Say farewell to the limitations imposed by heel pain and embrace the freedom of pain-free mobility. Invest in your foot health and redefine your daily stride with the transformative power of custom orthotics and shoe inserts, ensuring each step is a step towards lasting comfort. 

If you have any questions please contact our office located in Fort Myers, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 09 July 2024 00:00

Thyroid disease can lead to various foot conditions that impact daily comfort and mobility. Cracked heels are a common issue, resulting from dry skin associated with an underactive thyroid. Itchy feet may also occur due to the same dryness and reduced circulation. Cold feet are another symptom, as thyroid disorders often lead to poor blood flow. Swelling in the feet and ankles can arise from fluid retention linked to thyroid imbalance. Additionally, foot cramps are frequent due to disrupted electrolyte balance and nerve function. These symptoms highlight the need for thyroid management and regular foot care. Moisturizing regularly, wearing supportive footwear, and monitoring foot health can alleviate discomfort. If you suffer from a thyroid disorder and have problematic foot conditions, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you effective relief and treatment options.

When dealing with systemic disease of the feet, it is extremely important to check the affected areas routinely so that any additional problems are caught quickly.  If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles contact Soorena Sadri, DPM from FootWorx Active Podiatry. Our doctor will assist you with all of your podiatric needs.

Systemic Diseases of the Feet

Systemic diseases affect the whole body, and symptoms usually are displayed in the feet. This condition can make a patient’s ability to walk unbearable.  Systemic diseases include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis.

Gout – is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Common symptoms include pain, inflammation, and redness at the metatarsal/phalangeal joint of the base big toe. Gout can be treated by NSAIDs to relieve pain and inflammation, and other drugs that lower the acid levels in the body.

Diabetes mellitus – is an increase in the level of blood sugar that the body cannot counteract with its own insulin. Failure to produce enough insulin is a factor in Diabetes.

Diabetes of the Feet

Diabetic Neuropathy – may lead to damaged nerves and affect the feet through numbness and loss of sensation.

Peripheral Vascular Disease – can restrict the blood flow to the feet, and often times lead to amputation of the feet. 

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

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